Summer is here!!! I love summer. My kids schedules get more relaxed and as a result we all relax a bit. But it is easy for the summer to fly by with nothing accomplished. Yes accomplished. Things can be done in the summer to to make it productive but the focus has to be on … More Tips to Making it a Fun & Productive Summer
If you ask my children what saying they associate with me, their mother, they would with out a doubt say, “it is good to want things.” There have even been jokes as to how it would appear on my tombstone. As a matter of fact, when I told one of daughters I was writing this … More It is Good to Want Things
This year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the worst birthday I have ever experienced. See, I was born on August 17th and just 4 days earlier I had given birth to my 3rd baby girl. I had eagerly waited her arrival as all mom’s do. I was so calm about my birth because … More When A Charity Becomes Personal: My Worst Birthday EVER.
In one of her previous posts, Raging Teen, my mom advised all of you readers, parents, and maybe even soon-to-be parents on how to deal with, well, a raging teen. I think there are a few things that only a teenager can describe because I think that, sometimes, parents forget what it’s like to be a … More Raging Teen Responds
So the world has evolved to one of golden stars and treasure chests. The idea is pretty simple… The child does well and performs the tasks that they are asked to perform, and they are then rewarded. The sad truth is, life isn’t like that! No one gives us prizes or gold stars for paying … More Rewarding Positive Behavior May Give You Negative Results