Motherhood – Too Much Over Sharing?

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When watching movies, television shows or reading novels, I always wondered how authors could gloss over the every day trials and tribulations of being a human being. Why didn’t the main character ever get plagued with a migraine? How come protagonists never complained of stomach cramps? Why couldn’t a romantic lead ever interrupt a pivotal […]

How to Raise Independent Kids

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I have found that many teenagers are being coddled too much by doting parents. So when it comes time to go to college, they break down because they havent been taught independence skills. I have seen so many kids so sheltered that they have a terrible time with the basics of

6 Parenting Mistakes You’re Probably, Definitely Going To Make

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If youre a perfect mom, then this article is not for you. For the rest of us, a perfect-mom-o-meter is likely nowhere to be found.Lets be real: As moms, we mess up. And for some, its quite a lot. Its like motherhood is a roller-coaster – we ride the ups and downs with elegance and humor. But then theres those times when we forget our seat-belts and fall off. It …

What you HAVE to Tell Your Kids About Sex

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In the United States, nearly one in three girls will get pregnant before she turns 20, and half of all young adults will get an STD by the time they turn 25. If youre the parent of a teen/tween, youve probably come to the hard realization that youre going to have to speak with them about sex. Will it be embarrassing? Possibly. Awkward? Most likely. But will it also make your kids less likely to become a statistic? Without a doubt. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 87% of teens say that it would be easier for them to postpone sex and avoid pregnancy if they were able to have more open and honest conversations with their parents.

5 Tips to Help Step-Parents Stay Sane

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No matter how long youve been a step-parent or have been a part of your stepchilds life, there will inevitably be times when you you are reminded that you are not a biological parent. And even though there was probably a legitimate and logical reason that this little reminder came up, it can hurt nonetheless.