Life is a beautiful mess. It comes at us so fast, at times, we are spun around and lose sight of who we are and what is important. This is true for parents and children alike - we almost need a map to navigate this ever-changing world. Yes, there will always be ups and downs, which makes life both challenging and a joyful adventure. Helping your children learn their … [Read more...] about 10 Promises I Make To My Children
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Every parent wants his or her children to grow up and be happy, but few of us would think to advise them to make a career out of happiness. Yet Christine Carter, a sociologist at the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of "Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents" and the popular blog, Raising … [Read more...] about Raising Happiness: Author Christine Carter Explains Why Kids NEED Happy Parents
Anyone who knows me understands that technology is a huge part of my life. I am an on-the-go mom with three kids, a demanding job, and a busy lifestyle that keeps me running around from the office to school to the grocery store to my house. I often wonder how other moms like me do it all without the handy gadgets available to us these days--smartphones, laptops, GPS systems … [Read more...] about Techy Mom Lisa Rosenblatt: Why I Love My HP Mini Computer!
This week my goal for Making a Difference is to find something that I already own and give it to another in need. There have been many times it has occurred to me that I have something in my home I know longer need, and know of someone who could really use it. After the good intention happens, sadly I must admit I let the busyness of life and/or sometimes pure … [Read more...] about Give What You Already Have to Another in Need
In this fast-paced world, time for family togetherness is often hard to come by. Juggling your kiddos' hobbies and activities and your own work schedules can make it feel as if there is just no time left to do anything together. Combat the busyness and make time by planning a regular family game night. Game nights help coax your family to the dinner table and entice them to put … [Read more...] about Games for Family Game Night