I am part of an amazing Facebook group of moms, who live in my area. From the questions that are posted, I can tell that my kids are older than most so a lot of the content is geared towards babies or toddlers. What I find surprising is how much these ladies are pushing their kids in certain areas - such as swimming. A mom recently posted about taking her baby into the … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Hurry? Why Are We Rushing Our Kids?
I won’t lie - my family spends a lot of time on the tablet. Since we’ve cut cable, which I blogged about in this article, the tablet has become our primary mechanism of screen time. It’s actually much nicer than the continuously loud blaring TV. Our house is actually quieter with the exception of my boys fighting over toys. With our cable cut, my kids are constantly looking … [Read more...] about Are App Rewards Sending Kids the Wrong Message About Life?
I still like to think of myself as a spring chicken, even at the ripe old age of 38. Recently, however I have had to deal with my aging parents and it has opened my eyes as to how I want to live out my golden years. I realized that I need to be pro-active now so that I can enjoy my twilight years. Here are a few areas I plan to focus on: 1. Build a community around you … [Read more...] about 4 Things You Should Do NOW To Prepare For Your Golden Years
Over the last three weeks, I have read various articles on how parents are being caught unaware when their kids are using their smartphones, tablets or console gaming systems and then are horrified when they get their credit card statements. What parents realize is that they were charged gobs of money while their kids were using their devices unbeknownst to them. (I will admit … [Read more...] about Parents: It’s Time to Start Taking Tech Responsibility
Recently, a Mom posted on a Facebook sell & swap page and stated “I shamefully admit that I failed at cloth diapers,” and then proceeded to list the cloth diapers she was selling. After I read her post I was irritated. Why are we Mums so hard on ourselves? Being a parent is the toughest job in the world and yet we are always judging ourselves to someone else's … [Read more...] about Stop Feeling Guilty