Hair growing in places they never knew existed. Acne. Breasts Getting Bigger. Wet dreams. Periods and cramping. Erections when they least expect them. Being overly emotional about almost everything. Weight gain. Smelly armpits and feet. Attraction to the opposite sex. Plus sex and where babies come from. All of these things can give parents a wicked migraine that can last a … [Read more...] about How and When To Talk About Puberty and Sex With Your Kids And What All Parents Should Know.
Brand JOHNSON'S Baby | Review Post Being a mom is one of the most important jobs. It's rewarding, amazing, and every little moment counts, especially a mother's touch. When my boys were little and I used to bath them, every little hair washed, fingers cleaned. Johnson's was the only product I used. Johnson's helped me as a mother to harness my power of touch to bond … [Read more...] about Harness the Power of Mom’s Touch with JOHNSON’S + Massage Tips For Baby
Netflix Stream Team Brand Publisher I'm always amazing looking at my son to see how far he's come in life, especially after having such a rough start. He's 10 now and growing by the minute, but life isn't without challenges. One thing my struggles with is bullying. He gets bullied a lot at school and at home. Why? Well we all know kids can be mean, but … [Read more...] about Glee Teaches Kids Important Life Lessons on Netflix #StreamTeam
Lately we've been faced with the dilemma of buying our youngest son a cellphone. Purchasing a smartphone for your child can open up a world of convenience, but it can also cause trouble if you and your child are not prepared. I think it's important as parents you create Cellphone Guidelines for your child before you hand over the phone. This can be in terms of a user … [Read more...] about Creating Cellphone Guidelines for Your Child
Church & Dwight Brand Publisher Getting stains out of kids clothing is one of the hardest things to do. As a mom of boys, keeping their clothes clean and free of dirt is like asking an elephant to ignore a handful of peanuts. And don't even get me started on their growing and needing new clothes to replace old ones. But there are ways to help keep kids clothes … [Read more...] about How to Keep Kids Clothes in Great Shape #ChurchAndDwight
This is a conversation that I've had a million times with my now ten-year-old son afraid of the dark. Afraid to be alone. Afraid someone will come into the house to hurt him. So why does it bother me so much? As a parent (once a kid) I can relate to how my son feels. I don't like the dark either. I also don't like being alone all the time. But as a parent (now not a kid) … [Read more...] about Teaching kids the importance of facing their fears
It happens to every mom. You’re at the pool enjoying a gorgeous summer day with your kids. Everyone is splashing, laughing, and having a great time. But then you hear it, “I’m bored!” And once one child says it, they all seem to join in. We’ve all been in this spot. I love being in the water and so do my kids, but regardless, I usually hear, “I’m bored!” at some point during … [Read more...] about How to Fight “I’m bored!” When You’re at the Pool
Letting go as your kids grow up is a gut wrenching time for many parents and children. For me it has been an extremely difficult struggle. My oldest is turning sixteen this year, and many changes have occurred over the past several years that have changed the dynamic of our relationship. "From the moment he was born, I fell in love with my son. I wanted a boy so badly, I … [Read more...] about Letting Go As Your Kids Grow Up #parenting
It's inevitable as a parent. At some point or another your child is going to come in the house crying, upset because another child has said or done something to hurt them physically or emotionally. Now kids will be kids, but there is a fine line between learned behavior and a child who bullies others. Trace has had a very rough time this week, being picked on by several boys … [Read more...] about Teaching Your Kids About Bullying
Having a child with Sensory Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, mild Cerebral Palsy, Anxiety and various other special needs issues does not make for good mornings. Trace (my eight) yr old is not a morning kid. He loves his sleep, and hates to going to bed. Two combinations that don't work well together when it comes time to get up and get his butt into the educational learning … [Read more...] about Pulling the Grumpy Monster Out Bed: How to Get Your Kids Up For School
It was just over two months ago now that I wrote a post about my 8 yr old son not wanting to go to school. The battles we have had this year have been horrible, especially for Trace. Watching your child become depressed, angry, upset and begging to stay home because he is feeling bullied, like nobody cares and would rather give up grade 2 than learn and have fun with … [Read more...] about How finding the right school can make a difference to a child’s life!
With my son's birthday party coming up this weekend, I've been thinking about what to get to him. He's 8 and every year I go through this, picking and choosing the right gift for him. I tend to find I get him certain things and a month later he's done playing with whatever I had chosen. It's a waste of money and time. It's even harder when I have to shop for a younger child. … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Perfect yet Practical Gift For Little Ones
Do you find that today kids are a lot more disrespectful than in earlier generations? Long gone are the days where kids say "Thank you" for something, help others for no reason, ask for something nicely without expecting and leaving the demands where they belong, in the garbage. As a mom raising sons, respect is one thing that is not only valued in my home but in society. So … [Read more...] about Teaching boys the art of RESPECT
As a blogger I often come across some amazing campaigns geared for girls and helping empower them, help them grow, build on their self-esteem and more. And it got me thinking. What about boys? As a mom of 2 boys, I feel as though boys are being left out of the loop when it comes to help in raising them to feel confident, grow with big hearts and … [Read more...] about How to Help Build Your Boys Self-Esteem
Some days I feel like referee in my own home. Slap on a black and white striped shirt, and watch me as I blow the whistle and make sure everyone heads to their proper corners to cool down. At first I thought it was because -- they're boys. You know how father's and sons can be, right? But as time went on, I realized there is so much more to this art of parenting thing, … [Read more...] about One step closer: parenting with a brain injury