It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.
Having My House Professionally Cleaned Made Me A Better Mom
I’m no Danny Tanner (for those who grew up watching Full House) when it comes to house cleaning. I have papers and notepads on every inch of my desk, dirty countertops, and the floors are full of cat hair. But despite what my parents say, my house isn’t a disaster nor a pigsty. It’s simply not up to their standards of cleanliness.
Listen to your kids and stop force feeding them dangerous plastic
If you’ve got kids, or care for any, and are forced to sit through their favourite TV programmes on the likes of Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Disney or Boomerang, you’ll have witnessed them being bombarded with plastic crap during every ad break.
Tips to use your folding wagon in best way possible
A folding wagon isn't your conspicuous ideal buy. Nonetheless, when you get one, its uses can outperform its cost. It very well can be folded, making it simple to join into your everyday activities. It can, without much of a stretch, travel and can be put away.
Some Fun Little Lesser-Known Facts About Child-Rearing
Learning how to make babies all the way to raising them until they become adults has been quite a ride. I remember watching “the video” in eighth grade Health. We all had to draw the ins and outs of the vagina and penis and for 13-year-olds of both sexes sitting less than a foot away, it was a time I would’ve begged for homeschooling! (I can still remember Matt’s face as I looked at his vagina and he peered at my penis.)
The Four hundred Dollar GI Joe
Let me start by saying I am a sixty-six-year-old male. That is still a ten-year-old at heart. Growing up, all of my friends and I had GI Joe action figures. Apparently, the manufacturer knew boys would not want to call their GI Joe's dolls. We had a hard time arguing with our friend's sisters that they were not "dolls." They were "action figures."
Save Marriage With Professional Counsellors - Winning the Battle
When one partner is feeling overwhelmed or unhappy in their current relationship, they often need advice from a professional that can help them figure out what's really going on and figure out a way to improve their relationship. When one partner is feeling depressed or even hopeless, they often need someone who knows how to get their attention focused on the things that are positive in their life instead of dwelling on negative things. The thing about many relationships is that some issues are easy to deal with while others are much more difficult to deal with. Having an expert take a look at the situation can really help.
A former teacher's advice-
Some of the problems with at-home learning happen in cycles, and in our house it’s been a constant struggle to make sure assignments are completed and up to date. When the list of incomplete work rises to more than 5, it causes stress and anxiety on even the youngest of students… and for the parent. Checking in I often find out that “I’m done” hasn’t necessarily meant either child has stayed caught up with the assignments handed out during the week. I found out the hard way that my kids just meant THEY were done being in school and doing work for the day.
To allow screen time or not
There is a lot of debate over the topic of screen time for the younger generation. This includes toddlers and children alike. I use to be the parent that would say, “when I have a kid I am never letting them use a phone or screen.” How pretentious and naive of me! The number of things I didn’t know I didn’t know could fill a book. Screen time has allowed me some sort of semblance of normalcy in this crazy time and now I going to explain why you shouldn’t feel guilty letting your children have some screen time.
Power of power play
Young children are on a journey to autonomy. But due to a brain that is still developing parents often to make decisions to keep children safe and life moving forward. As a result children can feel powerless. What we see when children feel powerless is children who act out aggressively or become anxious.
Every Lesson I Wish My Parents Taught Me
We need to let go of the past if we’re going to enjoy life My dad has always said that if he’d known about everything they had to go through in order to come to Canada (they had to deal with actual pirates), he never would’ve made the trip. If my parents never made the trip to Canada, I don’t know what my life would be like now or if I would even be here with this blessed life.
What to Keep
The best-kept secret for spring cleaning has to be divorce. I’m here to recommend it, if you too married an abusive person with mommy issues. Simply drop that sorry sack out at the curb, et voilà, you may twirl your own apron strings and stand back in satisfaction. Breath in a big whiff of that fresh, lemony scent of bitterness.
Start with the Heart
The hangers were all the same and lined up evenly-spaced between the color- and style-sorted shirts that were hanging on them. Shoes that weren’t worn often were removed from the tidy shelf where only my favorite choices were allowed to stay. The bed was made like a housekeeper had been there and nothing was out of place. I dressed in the quiet of the morning, the only sounds were the birds outside the window perched on the lilac bush. The peaceful stillness wouldn’t last but the noise that was coming would be welcomed. As I sat down at the counter with my morning steamed chocolate, I opened my planner, which I already knew was full of just the right number of activities and tasks to keep me on track but not so much to push me over the edge with anxiety and overwhelm. I emptied the dishwasher from the dishes that washed overnight and began preparing breakfast for my children, who were in their rooms getting dressed. The sounds of their feet pounding down the stairs filled me with gratitude because my heart ached for the bang of the feet that were not coming.