For 9 of my eldest son’s 12 years I was a single mom. I always worked full time, often working two jobs at once, and never dreamt I would one day be able to collect a check just sitting at my home computer all day in my pajamas. But, thanks to my own hard work, willingness to drop my secure day job in order to chase a dream, and the faithful support of my then boyfriend (now husband), it actually happened. It started small and grew into a thriving web design business where I could make my own hours and enjoy time with my family: my version of heaven....more
You will never guess what I did. I signed up for Tae Kwon Do. Well, I was tricked into signing up for Tae Kwon Do. Let me back up a little bit. My five-year-old son has been dying to take Tae Kwon Do ever since he found out that his best friend at preschool was taking it. I finally got around to signing him up for it a couple of weeks ago....more
Ah, the holidays. They've arrived, and along with them come all the grandparents with large plastic toys and gadgets and clothes and more toys and where the heck are you going to put all that STUFF?Not to mention -- are your kids getting a wee bit spoiled?...more
SO, I am little confused , my son just started kindergarten this year, the youngest in the class. He was very against this in the days leading up to his first day. He would say “but mommy i like being little I don’t want to be a big boy”. And i would say ” but honey me and daddy can’t afford the 700 a month it would cost for daycare!” So after convincing him more or less he finally was geared up for kindergarten. His first day was probably a cue of what was to come....more
Green or eco-friendly crafts for children using recycled or upcycled (repurposing a waste material into a product of higher quality materials) are plentiful this holiday season. In addition to being better for the environment, crafting from items found around the house has the added benefit of being economical.
Independence: The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference. Independence: Yours. Your childrens’. How do we create our own, and foster our childrens’ independence? I’m going to cover this topic under one umbrella, because whether you’re 6, 16, 36 or 66, every girl or woman needs to be equipped with independence skills....more