• Decluttering,  Family Life,  Organizing,  Parenting,  Save Money,  Time Management

    How Do Single Moms Make It

    Single moms keep asking how do single moms make it. I went through a lot with my four children and, I did struggled for a while. There were a lot of misconceptions floating around on the internet, through family and friends, and with my job. I didn’t know who to believe or what to do to make mine and my children’s lives, better. I went on a long journey of self-discovery. I didn’t know how things were going to end but, I can tell you that they will get better, and you will learn how to make it as a single mom. Single moms afford to live by understanding their means…

  • Parenting,  Relationships

    All Guys Are Jerks

    A while back, my oldest daughter had written a post referring to a dream that she had had. It was a nightmare and she was scared. Somehow the dream was turned into a debate over her sexuality and how she should look at males. I did what I always do; I sat back for a moment and took in what everyone had posted. My response was that not all guys are jerks, not all guys are arrogant, not all guys are immature, and not all guys will leave you every chance they get. I kept wondering what this world was teaching my children. Is this world based off of the…

  • Family Life,  Parenting

    Parent Bullies: These Parents Have Gone Too Far

    I hate FaceBook for all the bullies and stupid people who think that it is cool to post things that are probably going to land them in jail or to instigate fights between people. The biggest bullies that I have seen on FaceBook lately are parent bullies. Yes! I said it! Parents are some of the biggest bullies, and it is not up to them to single out a person who is under the age of eighteen. Today, while scrolling through my FaceBook updates, I came across a post from someone I went to school with. I am a very opinionated person and I don’t care who knows my opinions when…

  • Parenting

    How to Set Clear Rules for Your Teenager

    Teens will often be disrespectful because they do not have clear rules set for them. Rules are a great thing to have in a parent-child relationship. Rules set boundaries that children cannot cross and when they do, they must deal with the consequences. Setting unclear rules will only set you up for failure later on. As a parent, one thing that I learned about children and especially teenagers, is that you must have clear rules or else they will tend to argue with you because you did not specify what they did wrong and that what they said or done that was inappropriate. If you tell a child that they…

  • Parenting

    Tips for Discouraging a Temper Tantrum in Adolescents

    Temper Tantrums are a way for a child to express their feelings towards things around them. Children between the ages of two thru twelve will often have the worse cases of temper tantrums all though you should know that even adults can throw temper tantrums. Temper tantrums are a way that a child communicates with others and it can show the anger that they have for the moment. The good news is that you can avoid some of these temper tantrums that you child might be having. Children learn by the people around them. If you are one of the many adults who have a way of becoming angry easily or become upset often, you child might be…

  • Parenting

    How to Work Out Parenting Disagreements Over Discipline

    One of the hardest things about being a parent is knowing how and when to discipline your child. There are many disagreements between spouses and some of these are caused by disagreeing on the discipline route that you  should take when your child is in trouble. Some times one spouse feels that the discipline was to harsh and the other may feel that it wasn’t harsh enough. You both want what is best for your children and yet it is hard to come up with a compromise on the situation. When you are going to discipline your child, never discuss it in front of them. This will only allow for the…

  • Death,  Parenting

    Pregnancy: How to Tell Your Other Children

    One of the hardest things to do when you are expecting a child, is to tell the other people in the family. The reason behind this is because you don’t know how they are going to react or how well that they will take the situation. Other children may find it hard to believe while others, except it and appreciate the fact that you told them. Some children tend to go into a shell, some begin to act like a baby themselves, children will also sometimes become angry or jealous. But you need to tell them because they are going to be a part of this new baby’s life. The…

  • Death,  Parenting

    How to Tell a 5 Year Old that a Loved One Has Died

    After the death of my son, I faced the cold hard fact that he was not coming back to us. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to talk to my three year old daughter about the death of her six year old brother, until that moment came where I felt I had no choice. My two daughters where staying at their father’s house for the summer and where not there at the time of the incident. I had called the very night of his death and told their dad what had happened but I asked him to not talk about it until I seen them again so that I could explain to them in…

  • Family Life,  Parenting,  Relationships

    The Importance of Putting Family First

    Putting family first is something that we all may strive to do. I make it a daily blessing to be able to take my kids with me on trips and rides to the grocery store or anywhere else that I may go. I try to make them a part of my life as much as possible. In today’s busy world, most of us have jobs that do not allow for much free time to spend time with our family. There are a lot of programs out there in our world that teaches us ways to bring our family back together and let us take hold of what was once known…

  • Parenting

    How to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed

    I am proud of all people who have taken the extra step to become a loving parent. I know that sometimes it can have it’s moments and that at one point or another we all could use a little help every now and then. Some parents often find themselves asking for advice on how to get their children to sleep in their own bed. This can be easily accomplished if you follow a few easy tips. Soon after following these tips, you will be able to enjoy a night alone in your bed while your child is sleeping peacefully in his. If possible when your child is born, try to…