As young children, we were protected by our parents when it came to what we could read or watch on television. Teaching our children right and wrong and guiding them through life is a major part of parenting. And as that child grows, we are supposed to allow them to mature through their experiences and their education. But when we limit our children’s education on important, … [Read more...] about Allowing Sex in the Classroom…Good or Bad?
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The importance of the first 5 years Babies’ brains continue to form after they are born. They are forming for physical development, and also for feelings, learning and memory. Neurons in the brain are still connecting, and babies need experiences to strengthen these connections. Making these neural connections in the brain early on with an infant is the first step in the … [Read more...] about Ways to Engage Babies and Toddlers in Reading
Have you ever had that moment when you stop and say, how did I get so lucky? Well, I wish I could say that the happiness I live today was all luck but it was a long journey of healing to get to a place of joy. When I was young I had a troubled upbringing. There was anger in my home, alcoholism, physical abuse from my mother’s boyfriends but the ultimate trauma was the sexual … [Read more...] about Breaking the Cycle of Alcoholism
It's hard to believe that your baby is heading to college, but it's happening. Here is a round-up of some must-haves for their dorm room. The dorm beds are certainly not the most comfy so your son or daughter will truly appreciate a mattress topper. We love this memory foam topper for a Twin XL mattress or this one for other sizes. The liquid gel infused memory foam reduces … [Read more...] about Dorm Room Must-Haves
“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?