If your kids are like mine, they don't take well to their parents giving them advice on much of anything -- academics, athletics, you name it. In many ways, I am thankful for this. My kids are independent and have learned to do their homework on their own. But writing is a different story. But I had to step in recently to help my middle-schooler with a term paper that needed a … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Help Your Child Become A Better Writer
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How prepared are you to become a parent? Even if you think you've got it all figured out, be warned - those little bundles of joy are also messy, frustrating and stressful. Here's a lighthearted little quiz to determine if you're ready to have a baby: The Mess Test Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flower bed and rub … [Read more...] about Parenting Humor: Are You Ready to Have a Baby?
Teach your children to care for the environment by going green at home. You can show your children how to be green and protect the Earth without being preachy. Make simple changes in your lifestyle and explain why you are making those changes so that your children understand why going green is important. You can even turn going green into a game while instilling good, … [Read more...] about How To Teach Kids About Going Green
Something crazy happened at the Denver airport over the weekend: two young girls were barred from boarding a United Airlines plane. Not because they were potential terrorists. But because they were wearing leggings. With major television networks and newspapers weighing in, this incident became news across our nation. As, in some ways, it should be. Or not. The … [Read more...] about Something Crazy Happened at the Denver Airport Over The Weekend
When my children were young I would throw some of the most amazing birthday parties. Every year I would throw six fun birthday parties, one for each child with a theme, decorations, and activities. 20 years later I still bump into to parents and children who share their memories of the Newsome kids’ birthday parties. These parties were always a hit and I was creative and … [Read more...] about When Your Daughter Is Getting Married (And You Have 6 Kids)