When Your Child Hurts You

No parent likes to hear hateful things from their child. It’s like a dagger to the heart to hear your child say, “I hate you!” or “Why can’t you be like Jimmy’s mom?” Your instinctive response may be to say, “How dare you speak to me that way!” While thinking to yourself, “After everything I’ve […] Author information Janis Janis Meredith has been a coach's wife for 28 years and a sports mom for 20. She sees life from both sides of the bench ....more

The Recipe for Perfect Parenting

How hard is this parenting gig? It’s really freaking hard, right? When I signed up, I obviously hadn’t the slightest clue how these creatures would affect my life, but it would have been equivalent to turning me on my head and asking me to speak a foreign language ....more

Skin On Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Hi, it’s Ciara here again from My Fussy Eater. I’m excited to be back on Less Than Perfect Parents sharing my tips on how to sneak some extra vegetables into your children’s diet....more

Gardening Activities for Kids

There is no better way to introduce green living to your children than gardening....more

Fun Things To Do With Kids Outside

Keeping your children active is something that many parents struggle with....more

Make Money Spring Cleaning!

Okay mamas! Its time to start spring cleaning if you haven’t already! I have a little tip to make money just for cleaning out your closet ....more

4 Guidelines For Teaching Your Child How to Express Feelings

Even if your child is not an expressive, he or she still feels the emotions. And sooner or later, even non-expressives will express their emotions. Your goal as a parent is not to teach your child such such self-control that he ignores or stifle his feelings ....more

8 Ways Your Couch Provides for Your Kids Better Than You

How many of you remember your childhood couch? Was it homely, but with a great personality? Was it beautiful yet uptight, or maybe an appalling hue, but oh so comfy? ...more

Blueberry & Spinach Smoothie

I’m excited to be back again on Less Than Perfect Parents sharing my tips for sneaking in some extra veg into your children’s diet. Last month I posted a recipe about hiding cauliflower in mashed potato...more

Suddenly Salad Is The Perfect Addition To Any Barbeque PLUS Giveaway

Tonight my family and I had our first barbeque out on our back deck. ...more