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6 Great “Experience” Gift Ideas

6 Great “Experience” Gift Ideas

Spending time together is a gift. Do you want to give a unique gift, or provide a different experience for your family? Experience gifts do just that. They provide family time using different experiences for everyone. Some of these are in person and other experiences...

Books That Teach Kindness

Books That Teach Kindness

Great skills for everyone. Kindness is an important trait that is seen in many ways. An act of kindness can transform someone’s day.  Kindness spreads like confetti - when one person shows it that person is more apt to share it with others. Kindness connects us...

Words Hurt

Words Hurt

Giving Kids the Tools to be Confident and to Stand Up for Themselves “Sticks and stones break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a saying that has been used forever, right. But words hurt, so how can we teach our children to respond confidently? Giving kids the...

Teaching Your Child Problem Solving Skills

Teaching Your Child Problem Solving Skills

Steps To Success. Are your children good at solving their own problems? Or do they run to you whenever something doesn’t go their way? Learning to problem solve is an important life skill. We owe it to our children to prepare them for a life time of successful problem...

Life On Four Wheels

Life On Four Wheels

Fun Car stories Guest post contributed by Gwen Rockwood. Gwen is a mom to three great kids, wife to one cool guy, a newspaper columnist and co-owner of nwaMotherlode.com.  I’m writing today’s column on a laptop wedged between my belly button and the steering...

Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education: Who, What, Why?

Character Education Do you want your child to grow up to be a “good person?” Of course you do. The learning of certain character traits benefits children throughout their entire life. Character Education is based on the common attitudes and behaviors that people deem...

No Need To Nag!

No Need To Nag!

are you nagging too much?                                                            Do you feel like you ask or tell your child to do something and they don’t do it?  Do you feel like you're nagging your child? What does nag mean anyway? Well, I know that there...

Do You Have Parenting Support?

Do You Have Parenting Support?

Finding A Circle of Parenting Support- Who is in your circle of parenting support? What does that mean? Why is it important? As moms, we try to be it all, know it all and do it all. Why is that? I truly think it is in our genes. After 26 years of being a parent, I...