Parenting, Relationships

The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

 This Is Us on NBC Season 2 of This Is Us takes us on a journey of becoming foster parents. My husband and I foster children. So, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you on this touching episode. Randall and his wife, Beth, have decided they are ready to become foster parents. They… Read More The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

Finances, Parenting

Save Money and Enjoy Fun Day Trips #1

 There are some easy ways to save money on fun day trips with your family. You just need to take the time to plan ahead. Why worry about a budget?  Having five kids is fabulous, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. But, I will say it isn’t easy on the budget. Especially when… Read More Save Money and Enjoy Fun Day Trips #1

Parenting

Powerful Books Proven to Spark Kindness in Kids

 If you want to spark kindness in kids let them experience these top-rated books that teach kindness through wonderful stories. Spark Kindness in Kids We can tell our kids to be kind until we are blue in the face, but books speak volumes! Kids are engaged, enjoy the bonding time with you, and learn from… Read More Powerful Books Proven to Spark Kindness in Kids

Parenting, Relationships

One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

 Do you ever worry whether everything you say is sticking with your child? Are you concerned about how they see the world? Do you want to know your child’s heart? Of course! You are a mother, and parents worry about their children. If you want to know your child’s heart is in the right place, surround your… Read More One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

Parenting, Relationships

13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

 Help Your Kids with Your Words – 13 Ways Words are such an amazing force. Your words can help your kids or do such great damage. Words stick with people over time, so even though they are spoken in just a moment of time the effects are much greater. Let’s look at some ways your… Read More 13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

Parenting, Relationships

Help Another Mom who is Struggling

 It doesn’t take long to help another mom when she is struggling. Want to know how you can easily help another mom? I saw a mom at the bowling alley the other day, and she looked totally frazzled because her child in the stroller was throwing a fit. She also was trying to herd her young son… Read More Help Another Mom who is Struggling

Parenting, Relationships

Parents Need Continuing Education – Here is My Plan

 Parents Need Continuing Education Yes, parents need continuing education. But, parents are not required to have it. Actually, we never have to learn appropriate parenting techniques in the first place. (Don’t even get me started on this). Let me show you my plan for continuing education! According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, engineers are required… Read More Parents Need Continuing Education – Here is My Plan

Parenting

Kids and TV News – How to Help Your Kids Relate

 Kids and TV News Between stories of shootings, people driving into crowds to intentionally hurt others, floods, and rising tensions in North Korea, the news can be downright scary. Here are ways parents can help their children process and understand the news. I don’t know about you, but there are times I just want to… Read More Kids and TV News – How to Help Your Kids Relate

Parenting, Relationships

Don’t Steal My Happy! How to Keep Your Good Mood All Day Long

 Don’t Steal My Happy! I will sometimes tell my kids “Don’t steal my happy” because I want to stay happy for the day. Most mornings I start off in a great mood, but depending on the mood of my kids that can quickly change. Here are some ways you can keep your good mood all… Read More Don’t Steal My Happy! How to Keep Your Good Mood All Day Long

Parenting

Good Morning Routines Help Start the Day Off Right

 Routines I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time in my life for confusion. I am not organized because I am Type A. Rather, I am organized because I don’t have time for anything else. Here is what I have learned about good morning routines.   Starting the Day on Schedule Some days… Read More Good Morning Routines Help Start the Day Off Right