Lockdown has got us all feeling uncertain, a little bit trapped and frankly bored. Add a family into the mix and you’ve got even more people that you need to keep entertained throughout this. Between working from home, homeschooling and keeping up with the latest news we are all on the hunt to find […]
We all need doses of inspiration every now and again, whether it be interesting conversations, stories of human amazement, uplifting advice, thought-provoking ideas, seeing beautiful things or something to make us laugh.
These sites certainly gave us the feel-good factor and hope they do for you too. And of course… no list would […]
When people think of the word cool, parents are often the last thing which will come to mind. When you enter this sort of lifestyle, worrying about the way the world looks at you will become unimportant, and the little one you’re trying to raise will begin to take up more and more of […]
Playing sports provides various health benefits to people. This includes having improved mental and physical health, reduced stress, and better sleep. No wonder a lot of people love playing sports. Some of them make this physical activity as their hobby. Others take it more seriously because they aim to become professional sports players.
If you are […]
Are you preparing to plan your next family vacation? If so, then you might be considering some of the activities that you can enjoy together as a family. There are quite a few possibilities that you might want to consider here so let’s dive right in and start planning […]
Health has always been a major concern for humans. Even since the very earliest days of society’s growth, people have been working tirelessly to get a better understanding of health, and there have been a lot of strange ideas along the way. Nowadays, it seems that just about everything people enjoy is unhealthy in […]
Executive Summary: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!
According to research, “Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body.” (1) With that being the case, why has the distance our kids roaming […]
Executive Summary: Teach them to the importance of humor
A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood.
Laughing and having fun is a great way medium whereby kids connect with those around […]
Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone… bad idea.
I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not as bad as everyone says.” “In an emergency, […]
Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?
Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That’s doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid methods of communication is extremely important.
Parents who don’t […]
Executive Summary: Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent?
There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids.
- Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]
When it’s two in the morning and my son wakes up screaming,
And all I want is one night of only sweet dreaming.
Then there’s the times when I’m with him in the day
When he won’t listen or even do a single thing I say.
Then there’s the days he sits on the potty for half hour or more,
So, my wife took my cell phone and went off hiking with my mother-in-law.
I am sitting in our camper at Volga River State Recreational area near Fayette, IA. No wireless network, except for the ex-marine who has labeled his WIFI connection ‘Don’t even think about it.’ The temperature outside is 94 degrees and like much of […]
I thought I was persistent, and then I had my youngest child Alonzo. Ever since he was a baby he was the most relentless and stubborn person I have ever met in my life. We claim that he finally slept through the night when he was four, but he is eight and still there are nights […]
Confidence. It seems that the more people I talk to, the underlying issue to a lot of their problems is lack of confidence. I have personally struggled greatly from a lack of confidence in one way or another, and it has greatly affected the way I did things in my life. My insecurities have caused me […]
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Patience is truly a virtue that is needed for the upbringing of our children. Children are still unaware of other’s needs; at this stage, they only understand what they need, so a large helping of patience usually wouldn’t […]
Here in Charleston, outgoing, lovely Southern Bells lay on the charm as thick as the syrupy sweet tea we all love. The ladies here like to dress in heals and Lilly Pulitzer dresses just to run to the grocery store. My shy, tom-boy of a daughter is only slightly out of place with her patched up […]
One of the greatest lessons you can learn in life is that happiness is a choice. Depending on how much of your grandmother is in you–I swear she is the East Coast distributor of worry–you may have a tendency towards melancholy. But you can choose to be happy.
Before deciding to have a baby, many couples decide to adopt a dog first. They do this for a reason – dogs can very well prepare you for fatherhood and make you a better parent one day. If you’re wondering how a dog could help, think about it for a while and read on.
Love and Attention
“Charity suffereth long…” (1 Corinthians 13)
Patience is letting you stop to smell the gardenias,
to feel the grassy-sweet summer rain
on your way in from a barefoot walk in the park,
footfalls muted by the sounds of the twilight bark.*
Patience is taking the time for time-outs