Archives for Parenting

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long nights and early mornings on a daily basis. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it feels good to come out and just state the facts. For many moms finding time to rest requires an ability to take full advantage of a few […]

3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a couple to a family affects every area of relationship. Hopefully, you discussed having children, at least in theory, before you got married. Now, as you consider the possibility as a reality, here are things you will want to discuss to be proactive […]

10 Tips for Safe Co-Sleeping

While the co-sleeping debate rages on, recent reports from both the UK and the US reveal that more parents share a bed with their babies than we might believe. It’s estimated that around half of parents let their infants into their beds now and again. Statistics on full-time co-sleepers vary depending on where you look: […]

5 Things Single Parents Should Never Say to their Child

I was 7 years old when my parents divorced. Because of the hostilities between them, my sisters and I were separated from each other and we bounced from relative to relative staying in different homes until things settled down. They never really did. The change was a traumatic one and led to some instances of […]

A Hazel Musing: Things That Make Me Giggle Uncontrollably or Shake With Excitement

Now I am quite a good little girl, I don’t cry too much, as I love being happy, giggly and excitable.  If I’m naughty and get told off, I don’t dwell on it too much, I just look for the next source of entertainment. Now, entertainment doesn’t necessarily mean anything that costs money, I have […]

Make the Dentist More Fun for Kids

It is a known fact most kids hate the idea of going to the dentist. Between the frightening tools next to the uncomfortable chair and the inability to talk for the entire time, it is typically not their idea of a good time. In fact, it’s not really anyone’s idea of a good time, but […]

Tips to Help Your Child Overcome the Fear of Santa

Christmas sure is a magical time and for those who celebrate it; it is also a time full of traditions and expectations.  Most parents want to make that Christmas magic happen for their kids, which often means they want that adorable picture of their child beaming on Santa’s knee.  Once children understand that this jolly […]

How to Have Drama-Free Dinnertime with Kids

For your entertainment tonight, we are featuring a new show called, “Mom, He Kicked My Leg Under the Table,” followed by a re-showing of the classic, “This Food Stinks!”  Enjoy, and watch out for flying food, spilled drinks, and whining children.  Family dinners are wonderful ways to gather together, share details about your day, and […]

Impact of Divorce on Children’s Behavior Problems

The impact on children of divorced/divorcing parents is devastating regardless of age; however, depending on age, the impact and ways of handling the fall-out can and should vary. Despite age, children suffer many stressors upon the divorce of their parents. Children cannot always comprehend how divorce will affect them and how their lives may change, […]

Money-Saving Clothing Tips for Frugal Moms

Children’s clothing is adorable, but it can sometimes be outrageously priced. Fortunately, frugal moms know how to save money when it comes to wardrobing their quickly growing little ones. Below are some valuable tips for money-conscious moms everywhere: Save Sibling Clothing for Your Younger Children This one is a no-brainer. If you already have a […]

Raising Multiples: Triplets, Twins and a Single…Life Is Crazy!

I am a mom, a stay at home mom to be exact.  I worked outside of the home until I was 6 months pregnant with my triplets.  Adding triplet boys to my current family of 5 was enough to push me into leaving my job outside of the home and committing to raising my 6 […]

5 Things Every Geek Dad Should Teach His Kids

Your geeky passions may not seem like they have much to do with your kids other than sharing your love of movies and books, but geekiness may just be the best parenting tool you have. Being a geek is really just being passionate about something, and that enthusiasm will go a long way to putting […]

Top 5 Money Saving Websites for Families

The internet is chock-a-block full of websites offering you discounts and deals. However, when it comes to family it’s in your interest to save as much as possible! You never know when those savings could make a real difference to your family. With this in mind, there are some money saving websites that really stand […]

Top ten most popular TV channels for the entire family

Signing up for a digital TV service provides you access to over 200 channels from all over the globe out of which many are not exactly family friendly. Television is today in an era dominated by violence and adult language making it hard for concerned families to find channels that they can depend on to […]

7 Resources When Parents Need Help, Too

Being a parent can be overwhelming.  Whether you just brought your newborn home from the hospital or you’re experiencing being a parent of a teenager for the first time, you may feel like you need some help or support.  You are not alone.  There are plenty of support groups and programs aimed to help parents.  […]

Keeping Kids Safe Online

As your child is sitting and typing away on the computer, it can be easy to forget that he or she could be interacting with any number of strangers, many of whom you would never invite into your home. With more schools assigning work that requires time spent online conducting research and kids more eager […]

How To Ensure Your Child’s Birthday Party Is a Day To Remember!

Anyone who’s ever been a parent and is now lucky enough to have children old enough organize their own parties will be reading this with a smug sense of, well, smugness. ‘I certainly am very lucky I don’t have to do this anymore,’ they will be thinking. And how right they are. Organising a child’s […]

Choose the Right Alvin Child Injury Lawyer

Having the right lawyer on your side after a child injury can make or break your case. It’s important to you to get your injured child the compensation they need and deserve after they have been hurt. If you plan to pursue legal action after your child was hurt you should first read these tips […]

Top 3 Websites for Home Schooling Your Children

The Internet provides a wide array of great resources for parents who are homeschooling their children. Many parents are nervous about using these resources at first, afraid they may not be appropriate for their children. However, there are many websites that are very family friendly and great for kids. To learn more about these resources, […]

Does My Gifted Child Have an Emotional or Social Disorder?

I recently went to a parent teacher conference for my six-year-old son, Cade. His teacher expressed her concern that Cade was having trouble socializing with his peers. She seemed very pleased with his intellectual ability but was very concerned about his social and even emotional skills. I was not entirely surprised to hear this since […]