Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

Helping Your High School Freshman Adjust

| August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

If your son or daughter graduated from 8th grade a couple of months ago, you’re ready to jump into being the parent of a high schooler! This transition can be just as hard on you as it is for your child, or even more so; it can be hard to realize that your baby is [...]

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Asking for forgiveness for their puppy brother

Asking for forgiveness for their puppy brother

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is how the kids think they can get their puppy brother out of trouble!
I like the bow, it was a nice touch but its not going to work.
Jake is a bit of a nervous dog and he gets especially scared when we vacuum. He is a rescue dog and its only been a little [...]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

As the mother of a child with a food allergy, I need to think through special accommodations at times. Her school has an Epi-pen for her, but places like dance class, Sunday school and friends’ houses don’t, so I need to send it along, with instructions on how to use it should there be an [...]

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Sibling Rivalry: Coping Strategies

Sibling Rivalry: Coping Strategies

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now that school is out for the summer, your kids are spending a lot of time together. In my house, the first week or so of summer vacation is a time when the kids generally get along. After that, though, sibling rivalry, bickering, arguing and boredom set in. If left unchecked, the quarreling could make [...]

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Moms’ Night Out

Moms’ Night Out

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Moms are always busy doing something for someone else. Whether it’s cleaning the house for your family, cooking meals, shuttling kids to various practices and playdates, running errands while they’re in school, or putting in extra time at work to finish a project for your boss, if you’re like most moms, you don’t take enough [...]

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Food

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or [...]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new [...]

Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

High school graduation is a huge step from adolescence to adulthood. High school graduations are taking place right now, and you might be getting ready to attend a graduation party at some point in late May or June. While it is tempting to stick some cash in a card (after all, green suits everyone!), if [...]