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Raising children
06/06/2013
Reading to Toddlers I am not a morning person! This had never been truer than when I was pregnant with my second daughter and caring for a 20 month old. More >>

Tags: MarriageMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingPregnancyPregnantRaising children
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03/13/2013
Being Respected as a Mother As a divorced mother of two daughters, I struggled with doing the 'right thing' when it came to raising them. It was especially hard when the 'right thing' was also the 'difficult thing' as was most often the case. More >>

Tags: BehaviorChildrenDivorceDo the Right ThingMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRaising childrenRespectValues
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03/13/2013
Narcissism and Parenting You are right about the absolute selfishness of so many parents. My son is 7 months old and occasionally we attend a group for parents and infants. More >>

Tags: ChildrenMental HealthMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodNarcissismParentingPregnantRaising childrenResponse to a CallResponse to a CallerSAHM stay-at-home mom
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03/12/2013
Emotionally Wealthy! Fifteen years ago, I had a son. The year he was born, I made $189,000.00. I was a great print saleswoman. Once I held him in my arms, I knew I had to find a way to be with him all day, everyday. Coming home and seeing my nanny holding him so close, broke my heart. More >>

Tags: BudgetChildrenFinancesMarriageMoneyMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRaising childrenSAHM stay-at-home mom
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03/11/2013
A Stay-at-Home Mom Who Works Outside the Home ...[I]magine my surprise when I got roses and an envelope at work one day that said 'For Your Boss.' Inside the envelope was my resignation letter that my husband had written for me stating that I was needed at home and I was giving my 2 weeks' notice! More >>

Tags: AttitudeBudgetFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildFinancesGodHappinessHealthMarriageParentingRaising childrenRead On-AirReligionSAHM stay-at-home mom
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02/26/2013
A Reminder about Second Marriages I just want to say to all the divorced or single parents with minor children to listen to your advice regarding marrying. I have been married for the second time for thirty years. More >>

Tags: DivorceFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildHealthMarriageMarriage adviceParentingRaising childrenRead On-AirSecond marriage
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02/19/2013
'Is Your Son in Day Care?' ...Recently, I was out with my son, sisters, and mom celebrating a sister's birthday. An older couple nearby were making a big deal about how well-behaved, quiet and smiley my baby was... More >>

Tags: FamilyFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildMotherhood-FatherhoodMothersNew momParentingRaising childrenRelativesSAHMValues
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11/12/2012
A Parent's Survival Guide to Teenage Boys "Help! An alien has possessed my sweet little boy!" Parents are often astonished when their "tweener" grows a foot taller and becomes uncommunicative and sometimes explosive. Welcome to the world of a teenage boy. More >>

Tags: FamilyFathersKidsMotherhood-FatherhoodMothersParentingRaising childrenRelationshipsRelativesTeenagersTeens
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10/15/2012
Tough Lunch The price my kids pay for me to pack their school lunches is to simply put their lunch boxes in some visible place where I can find them. However, for some reason, my 6 and 8-year-olds remember this routine, but my 10-year-old does not... More >>

Tags: EducationFamilyKidsParentingRaising childrenRelationshipsRelativesSchool
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10/08/2012
Let's Be More Aware of the Subtle Sexualization of Our Kids It's rare to find a parent who actually tells his or her child, 'Go ahead, honey, and have sex! You have my blessing!,' but by trivializing sex and ignoring messages that go against our moral code, we may as well be telling our kids to do just that... More >>

Tags: FamilyKidsParentingRaising childrenRelationshipsRelatives
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