Not that Her Majesty posts an ad in Craigslist when she requires new members of her Secret Service, but if she did, here are all the reasons why mums should be the first to apply.
All of my life I wanted to be a mother. When I was younger I wanted to have kids young. My mom had me when she was 20, about to turn 21. I loved having a young mom. My mind boggled at my friends who had older parents. I just thought having kids while you were younger would mean you would have more energy and be more interactive in their lives.
It is essential to teach children about the environment, so that they will want to protect it from the dangers of pollution that harm the air, soil and water. Parents and teachers can help children to learn more about the environment in a variety of ways.
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Although serving your community all year around is very important, it is especially important during the winter months, when temperatures are very cold and frigid in most areas. Getting the whole family involved in helping the community is not only a great way to make an impact on the environment around you, but is also a great way to teach kids about those less fortunate and how to give back. Below are a few simple ways to help serve the community as a family, especially during the winter months.
Ok ladies, taking off the kid gloves for this one. As a mother of teenage girls, sometimes we have to have those less-than-fun convos about life stuff. Not a nagging sort of "clean up your room" talk. The real stuff. The stuff that might seem a little raw and maybe not so nice. Truth be told, and my girls will attest to this, I am not a sugar coat it kinda chic. I say it like it is, Love it or hate it. I would rather be real and have someone not be happy with me than not be true to myself just to get approval. Those days are done. And, when it comes to speaking truth to my girls, especially as teenagers, I gotta keep it real. If you can't handle the truth, you may not love this blog. But, I assure you, it's important.
Deciding on a gift for anyone can be a daunting task—but for a five-year-old girl, it can be especially difficult. She is now out of the toddler stage, and is about to start mainstream school. She may well have been attending a nursery, where she will have been interacting with, and influenced by, other children. It is fair to say that there is a vast number of gifts available, but only a certain number are suitable for the child you are buying for. Let us try to narrow the list down to nine gifts that may be practical options.
This is my rant. Yes, I am a mother and I understand how overwhelming and stressful it can be to entrain children full of beans. However, my experience the other day in soft play really buggered me off.
I started a tradition with my Son Chase on the last day of school in second grade, and have continued this almost every year since. I would pick him up from school holding a handcrafted sign for him and his classmates. I would also hand out positive stickers, or other small prizes. I started out recognizing the year he and his friends had just conquered, and acknowledging their new class status. The signs would read something like, "See ya second grade; hellllllllo third grade!" These signs became more and more loved by the kids, and morphed into positive sayings for all of the school that I would hold up until the last of the kids had been picked up, and the last of the buses had rolled away.
The history of our family has been a major work for over twenty years now. The patterns of people and places, over several generations moving in the UK and overseas have completely changed the way I look at each branch of the family.
They said it would happen and I tried to listen. I didn’t really believe it could be possible. They had gone before me, and were the voice of wisdom. The “elders,” they had been where I now stood.