Not Your Average 25 Year old

Not your average 25 year old.....more

The 5 Stages of Halloween Fun

 Halloween was meant to be fun. But, I think there is an evolution that happens in your life from the time you first discover what it is even all about, to the time you become a parent and it is all of a sudden your job to make sure your kids’ Halloween wishes come true. Halloween changes over time as you age. And, while there is fun to be had in every stage, everything changes when you become a parent....more

Getting Our Happy Back

Hello,I am Jackie Roseboom aka Traveljac. Thank you for reading my first blog post. ...more

Prison Yard Fights with Your In-Laws?

Nature vs. Nurture, is your child a dandelion or an orchid?

I recently had a conversation with a colleague about raising children in the suburbs versus the city. Context: said colleague is a professional African-American male and he and his wife are thinking about starting a family. He was raised in a city but went to high-school in a more affluent and homogenous community....more

Walking with your children

With Autumn approaching there seems no better time to get your little ones away from the computer screens and walking. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to be out and about, there is nothing more satisfying than crunching through  dried leaves in your wellies. Walking together as a family is an excellent way to spend some quality time together....more

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Kids Don’t Need to Be “Fixed”

Kids are not like cars, behaviors are not like engine parts, and you can’t take your kid to the life coach “mechanic” to be fixed. It just doesn’t work that way. Parents naturally want to help and empower their children, but the good intentions of concerned moms and dads often create more problems when the “fix-it” mentality takes over. Kids get the impression that something about them is broken and needs fixing, and parents feel powerless to help them overcome their challenges.How Life Coaching Can Help...more
Great article and food for thought. I like the way the article is written and allows the reader ...more