There’s always that moment when you hear yourself say something to your child and mentally cringe. For some of us mothers, it happens once every now and then; for others, it’s a lot more frequent. It happens every time a "Mommy Motto" slips from your lips - all the sayings we heard from our mothers growing up and promised we would never use on our own children. But of … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Swore You’d Never Say
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As a child, all I wanted to do was fit in. Having parents that divorced when I was in fourth grade did not help that ambition. My dream of belonging was further crushed when my dad remarried his secretary. Now, not only did I not fit in with my friends who all seemed to have perfect, “traditional” families, I was now part of a lame cliché. I was not a happy camper. This … [Read more...] about Stepchild to StepMom: How To Do It Better
Planning parties for teenagers can prove challenging. They need your help to plan and execute the big event, yet they also want their birthday parties to feel special. Make your 14-year-old's party an event to remember by selecting a theme, activities, foods, entertainment and a location that pleases all parties involved. TypesParties at home may center around a game or … [Read more...] about Birthday Party Ideas for 14-Year-Olds
You gained 30 lbs. during pregnancy but your baby only weighed eight of those. But, you don't feel like you gained all that weight in body fat, so you might be wondering where the rest of that scale jump came from. There are a lot of reasons women gain weight during pregnancy and a lot of different places they gain it. For the most part, those scale increases indicate that your … [Read more...] about Why Do Women Gain Weight During Pregnancy?
Children are back to school after the break. It’s time for a new routine. Temptation is strong to push for children to get their homework done as soon as they walk in the door. However, we know that children need to relax for a bit before they begin again. They can concentrate better on their homework if they are permitted some time to chat about their day. It’s like a … [Read more...] about How To Make Homework Easier For Your Child (and You)