advice

It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

  • Sarah Seas
    Published 5 days ago
    Normy and the Not a Spider Bite

    Normy and the Not a Spider Bite

    My daughter sends me a text yesterday, “Can you send me all the insurance info. I’m at urgent care for an infection from a spider bite. Now I have shortness of breath, constant nausea, fever and super low blood pressure.” I take a picture of our insurance card with my phone and text it to her with a message to call me after she is out of the urgent care center.
  • Jennifer Carlisle
    Published 6 days ago
    Cheap or Free Baby Boxes to Save You Money

    Cheap or Free Baby Boxes to Save You Money

    As a first time parent, I was an eager beaver to start collecting as much as possible for our child before they made their arrival into this world. As with most families, though, we had bills and extra things that needed our attention as well, so shopping on a budget was always a difficult thing thanks to baby items being so expensive! So after hours and hours of researching all forms of social media and websites, I made up a list of places to try out and got some pretty decent items out of my haul that I brought in. So without any hesitation, I will share my findings with you and my experiences with them, and hopefully save you some money in the end.
  • Ann King
    Published 8 days ago
    Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays

    Ready or not, now that Halloween is over everyone and their brother is talking non-stop about the upcoming holidays. This is a busy time of year that seems to arrive quicker and quicker each year.
  • Olivia Picton
    Published 19 days ago
    Tips for If Your Child Wants to Swim Competitively

    Tips for If Your Child Wants to Swim Competitively

    Get Accustomed to Early Practice Times
  • Caitlyn Popovich
    Published 20 days ago
    9 Tips for Stay-At-Home Moms

    9 Tips for Stay-At-Home Moms

    When my daughter was born, my husband and I made the decision that I would stay home with her. At first I didn't like the idea, but slowly I came to enjoy it. After staying home for two years, I have come up with some tips for anyone who is thinking about staying home with their child.
  • Alyssa Day
    Published 21 days ago
    Tips for Improving Parent-Teen Relationships

    Tips for Improving Parent-Teen Relationships

    Teen years are one of the hardest periods in every human’s life. Your body is changing, your mind is changing, you experience so many controversial feelings; it’s impossible to handle sometimes. You are not yet an adult and not a child any longer. People keep expecting things from you like you are an adult and keep treating you as a child. It’s just hard to be a teenager. And it might be harder still to be a parent of a teenager. A bond with a teenage kid is fragile like never before; this relationship is easy to break, hard to restore and keep even the semblance of peace at home. And yet, here are a few things you still can do to improve things between you and your tumultuous teen.
  • Jenn Melon
    Published about a month ago
    Tips to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids Without Necessarily Depriving Them

    Tips to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids Without Necessarily Depriving Them

    You don’t want to see your kids growing up spoiled. It would be difficult to discipline them. They will insist on doing what they want and might even refuse to listen to what you have to say. Yes, you love them so much and you want to give them everything they deserve. It doesn’t mean that you should spoil them. There are still great methods to give them their wants and needs without crossing the line of being spoiled. These are some tips to help prevent them from getting spoiled without necessarily making them feel like you’re depriving them.
  • Olivia Picton
    Published about a month ago
    How to Know When Your Spouse Could Be Lying

    How to Know When Your Spouse Could Be Lying

    You had a fairy tale wedding, and then all of a sudden life hit. All of your dreams simply disappeared, and over time you grew more and more distant in your relationship. If this sounds familiar, then read further to get a better understanding of why you may feel like you are living with a wolf in sheep's clothing.
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Cope with Your Dysfunctional Family

    How to Cope with Your Dysfunctional Family

    Scroll through your Facebook feed and within one minute I can guarantee that you’ll see a post about how great family is. And don’t get me wrong, families can be great, in fact I hear some of them can be really nice people. But not always. In fact, members of your family can sometimes be the worst people you’ll ever meet.
  • Jessica Smith
    Published 2 months ago
    Childhood Depression: 5 Things to Do When Your Child Is Depressed

    Childhood Depression: 5 Things to Do When Your Child Is Depressed

    Children, especially teenagers, go through a vast gamut of changes while growing up. Some go through occasional mood swings or the emotional outbursts that are likely to be experienced amongst most adolescents. But few changes are not the part of this development process, yet remain deceptively cloaked under the false front of growing up issues. With this, we refer to the prolonged sadness/ irritability/ aches and pains/ lack of energy etc. It starts interfering and affecting the child's social as well as inter-personal activities, causing Depression. It is, therefore, pivotal to dig up this thin line between the two so that one can take action and attend to it ASAP.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 2 months ago
    6 Tips for Less Stress Parenting

    6 Tips for Less Stress Parenting

    Are the kids driving you bonkers? Do you feel stressed out all the time and in need of some help? Whether you are a new parent, or you have a toddler, school age, or teenager, parenting can be hard, especially if the other parent isn’t able to be involved. Let’s take a closer look at what stress can do to you and tips to help relieve some of it too.
  • Pattie Warner-lee
    Published 2 months ago
    Love, Hugs, and Last Chances

    Love, Hugs, and Last Chances

    When I lost my 14-year-old son to a tragic accident, I was plunged into a world of utter darkness. The light had gone out in my world. Everything moved in slow motion, and I would only hear the sounding of my heart trying to stop beating. The pain was so unbearable, I thought for sure I would not live until morning.