It seems like ages ago now that I first discovered the Orange Rhino and her stop yelling challenge. I was in a completely different season of life back then, with a busy two-year-old and a baby. All of my hands on, positive parenting techniques fell apart when I couldn’t get off my butt to intervene because I needed to nurse a baby. [Read more…] about If You Yell At Your Kids, You Are Not Alone
When I first heard the story about scary clowns coming out of the woods to chase kids in South Carolina I admit I didn’t give it much thought. It was August. It was one incident in another state. My kids aren’t often outside by themselves anyway. Nothing to worry about.
But then more and more stories hit my newsfeed.
And they started getting closer and closer to our area. [Read more…] about How to Talk To Your Kids About the Scary Clown Threats
I grew up with a large, close-knit extended family and now I live 2 hours away from them. To say my parenting experience would be completely different if we lived in the same town is an understatement. And raising kids without a village, or when your village is far away, brings its’ own unique challenges. [Read more…] about Raising Kids When Your Village is Far Away
I’m expecting a third baby soon and with every pregnancy I find myself reflecting on my parenting choices. What did I do right? What can I improve? I also know that even though I’ve done this twice, I’ve never parented a newborn with an elementary student and a preschooler before. I’ve parented a toddler and a newborn before, but now the game is different. The rules and the playing field have changed. Still, there’s one thing I won’t compromise in our bedtime routine. [Read more…] about The One Thing I Don’t Compromise in Our Bedtime Routine
It’s all over the news again. This time, a 13 year old girl murdered by college students she met on an online app called Kik. A mother’s worst nightmare. The college students painted as “good, smart kids” with everything going for them. The story brings up so many questions and makes the task of keeping our kids safe online seem virtually impossible. [Read more…] about Keeping Kids Safe Online