"How can I have an underlying sense of calm even when everything is so chaotic? Thanks, Kathy M. "
This question was recently submitted by a reader. I'm so excited to share the answer with you today!
Being a parent means having "to-do" lists, Whether written out or in our heads, the checklists are always there. In fact, some of us even have lists of our lists to keep track of everything! (If that's you, there is no judgment here...I'm actually wishing I was that organized
I recently spent a morning talking about parenting with a local MOPS group. I have to tell you, it was a blast! These moms were totally engaged, asking questions, sharing suggestions, being open and honest and speaking from their hearts.
One of the best lines I heard that day was, "I don't have dust bunnies, I have dust dinosaurs!" The room burst into laughter because so many of us could relate.
It got me thinking about how some parents have really high expectations of
Whether your a mom or stepmom I think you'll agree that parenting should come with a warning label that says, "Congrats, your life is about to change in ways you can't even imagine! Here's an instruction manual and a giant box of dark chocolate, you'll need both."
(Some of you would exchange wine for chocolate, that's fine with me! lol)
I remember my first moments of motherhood, there were tears and laughter and a sense of amazement. I was so excited, look what we create
"How can I get my kids to listen the first time I ask them to do something?" This is a question I'm asked time and again! Parents want their kids to do something right away, kids will put it off until the yelling begins. 1. Get his attention If we make a request while a child is fully engaged in another activity, he may not realize we're speaking to him or he's only half listening because he is focused on something else. Politely ask your child to stop what he is doing, wait
Let's be honest...parenting is wonderful some days and absolutely exhausting on others. Just when you think you have everything under control BAM, it all goes out the window. Today's Tip: Allow yourself to be okay in the imperfection! I used to think good parents got it right every day...and then I had kids of my own. I discovered there is no such thing as perfect parenting, Other things I have learned from the messy middle of parenting include... 1. Parenting is unpredictabl
Technology is a typical part of every teen’s day. They wake up and check messages, text with friends and post selfies throughout the day. While all this screen time may annoy parents, it is the center of their child’s social life. Keeping up with the latest ways kids are using technology is time consuming, but it’s our only way to keep our kids safe. While speaking with a group of middle school parents, many parents admitted they were unsure what apps their own child is using