I Don't Want Anyone To Die For Me, I Just Want A Barbie

The moment my Dad lined the three of us up along the lip of our harvest gold and walnut couch, I knew it was a trap. I may have been seven years old, but I was savvy enough to see through “Do you know what Christmas is really about?”“Jesus!” I proudly parroted, certain I had just saved myself and siblings from the ensuing spiel. And then he turned to my six-year-old brother.“Do you know what Christmas is really about?”...more

10 Tips to Keep Your Sanity With Children

I see the looks, I see the stares, and I see the head nods counting 1,2, and 3 and then back again with them stopping between my 15 month old and my 2 month old. Hold up, those can’t both be hers! That’s two babies! And they are certainly not twins! And then they look up at me with a half way smile. Their thoughts are written all over their face…Bless her heart. That is one CRAZY LADY! And I completely agree! Having 3 kids 4 and under is completely crazy....more

How to Modify a Child Custody Arrangement

Child custody arrangements are legally binding, but they can be modified if both parents agree and can make a convincing case to the court. There are many circumstances in which custody arrangements may be modified, but doing so will require a court hearing.How Can Child Custody Arrangements Be Modified?Visitation and child custody orders can be changed if the court is convinced it would be in the best interest of the child or if the child reaches the age of majority.Both legal and physical custody agreements can be modified....more

Could a weighted blanket help your child sleep? A look at the science

When it comes to raising a child with autism, it's often overwhelming on what you should be focusing on. There are different types of therapies, different products to buy, and different strategies to use at home. Often times, it's best to look for just a few things that have the biggest impact on your child's health and happiness ...more

True Life: I’m a College-Aged Dance Teacher and Holidays are Hell

I’m 21 years old and have 16 kids. They’re all about the same age, 6 to 9 years old. No, I didn’t have twins or quadruplets or even octuplets....more


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Uncovering the Reason Kids Lie and How to Deal

In last week’s podcast, I talked about kids lying, the reason kids lie and how to deal with it. It’s important to understand that it’s perfectly normal for children to tell lies. Lying is a sign of complex cognitive development, so most kids will pass through this important phase of development. As parents, it’s our job to guide them to a better place of understanding what it means to tell a lie, why honesty is so important, and how to “come clean” when a lie has been told....more

Helping Haiti Though Be Like Brit

Haiti has endured another devastating event which has cause untold destruction. As I look at the news reports of Haiti after hurricane Matthew, I’m thinking of the Be Like Brit organization (BeLikeBrit) and of Britney Gengel. You might ask who Britney Gengel is and about BeLikeBrit.org.This is from the BeLikeBrit about page:...more

Raising cheerleaders

I'm raising girls, and I want them to be cheerleaders. I’m not talking about the ones on the sidelines at football games. That would be fine too, but what I want goes deeper than that. Let me explain....more

Summer break fades as fast as childhood

Summer is fading fast. The temperatures are cooler, the days are shorter and school is back in session. I miss it already. I feel like I'm getting ready to hibernate for the winter--storing up food, getting out the mittens and preparing to stay in my toasty warm house during the cold, cold days. But this summer---it was a good one. It's just that it symbolizes how quickly childhood fades as well.My soul goal this summer was to spend time outside and with the kids. Based on their tans alone, I'd say I was successful in at least one of those tasks....more