RV-ing full time with two kids and a dog

RV-ing full time with my two kids and a dog has changed my life completely! Whenever you meet new people and introduce yourself to them, they end up being either ‘impressed’ or ‘stunned’ by the idea that I successfully live in an RV with my two children and a rather big dog which requires a lot of attention, especially when the kids are around....more

Mid-Week Boost: 5 Lessons from the Puzzler

For the last few weeks, I have been doing puzzles with my son (and by doing puzzles I mean coaching him while he completes them on his own). I think that puzzling can teach my busy 5 year old a lot of valuable lessons. By me choosing to guide and support him through his own processes, he can have fun and learn along the way....more

Parenting 101: The Myth of the Favorite Kid

Growing up, I remember always thinking my parents had a favorite kid. My youngest brother got away with everything while my older brother got to do anything he wanted. Annnnd my other brother and I were stuck in the middle fighting to get attention....more

Empowering the young generation: how to raise a confident and successful young girl

According to a study conducted by the American Association of University Women, girls are four times more likely than boys to suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression during their teenage years, which, as well know, are a crucial time for personality development. These are beyond doubt alarming figures and what is even more worrying is that they often pushed aside, because girls statistically do better in terms of academic development. However, a young person’s growth shouldn’t be measured by grades and academic achievements alone. In order to raise a confident and successful girl despite the constant pressure that is being put on her by society, you have to understand what makes her unique and help her understand that as well. ...more

Parenting Humor: You Call That Homework Help?

  Parenting is a trying yet rewarding job. You have plenty of ups and downs. Some days you feel rewarded, it leaves you beaming with pride. Others are a challenge, leaving you to hide in a closet with a pint of ice cream. In between, you find ways to amuse yourself. The following anecdote from about five years ago is one such occasion. So, I sat at the table with my daughter, helping her with homework. After zipping through her math assignments, the time came for…dun dun dun…spelling words! ...more

PLANNING YOUR KIDS PARTY BY AGE

Planning and arranging a perfect party for kids can be a daunting task. The task becomes a little harder when you take the children’s age into account. Below is a quick guide to great ideas for all types of kids раrtiеѕ listed by age.First Year Birthday Party Ideas:...more

6 easy exercises to support a dyslexic child.

Do you know what the term "Dyslexia" means?  According to Emily Lapkin from the website understood.org, Dyslexia is a common condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. This condition is primarily associated with trouble reading and many specialists and educators may refer to it as a “reading disorder” or a “reading disability"....more

Dreamwork's Trolls Movie: More than Meets the Eye

 This weekend, my husband and I took the kids to see Dreamworks' Trolls Movie. They had a great time, as did we. It's a simple movie, but it's message that happiness cannot be consumed is a powerful one, especially for vegans. The Trolls movie is lighthearted and entertaining, to be sure. But its message is pretty inescapable: happiness can't be consumed....more
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