In an effort to be the best parent I could be, I did some online research about parenting and thought I would share my findings with you. While all of this advice is as good as gold in my opinion, you should at no point take this post as proven or serious. We all need a little laughter in our lives and this is our effort to bring some joy to into yours.
Like most things in life, summer camp can sometimes throw us a curve ball or two. Because we know things don't always go as planned, we thought we would share with you a handful of surprises that could be headed your way in hopes that we can make sure you are prepared.
I work from home. It sounds all good and fine and awesome, but here's the reality...summer is coming. While I wish summer meant days lying by the pool, water gun battles, and my children thinking I'm the coolest mom ever, the truth is that I have to work. And honestly, the thought of trying to keep my kids happy while I work this summer is down right overwhelming.
Being a parent is hard work.
If it's not one thing, it's another. Just when you think you have a little extra cash at the end of the month, someone needs new shoes. It's schedules and laundry and homework and behaviors and the list could go on. While parenting can be scary and frustrating and unbelievably difficult at times, I think it is really important to look back and see everything we have survived. Many things have happened over the years relating to my children and, at the time, I was furious. However, when I look back and think about those memories, I almost always end up with a smile on my face.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a dreamer.
He was also an inspiration and role model to many. While his dream and ours might not be the same thing, being a dreamer is so important. In his "I Have a Dream" speech, he shared that his dream was for all men and women to be treated as equals regardless of their skin color. His dreams were far more than what he saw at night when he closed his eyes.
I love music.
It is truly the one thing that can melt away stress and make me a more pleasant person almost instantly. While I would've loved to make a career out of singing, that was never really an option for me so instead I dove into being an educator and mama. Because music is a constant in our lives, it didn't take long before my children took an interest as well. My oldest is undoubtedly a musically inclined child too. She has a great set of pipes and does pretty well with the piano too. My younger daughter also sings beautifully and will hopefully begin taking guitar lessons in the near future. Both of our boys also love to sing, but it is yet to be determined if that's the beginning or end of their talent. To me, music is a huge part of life.
This week’s featured partner is Courtney Harris Coaching.
For much of the United States, January 2nd is when life resumes business as usual. It's a brand new year and even though 2018 began yesterday, it seems to me that today is when it really begins. School schedules begin ramping up again. Work schedules have or soon will return to normal. Over the past few days, you may have been thinking about your new year's resolutions. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds, start pursuing a dream you've had, or something else. If you're a parent though, have you thought about explaining resolutions to your children? Better yet, have you made resolutions to benefit your children? I hope this blog is useful in helping you do both!
Towns and cities all around the globe are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for upcoming New Year's celebrations. To make your planning a little easier, we thought we'd share some ideas of ways you can ring in the new year.
I am someone who enjoys social media and appreciates the good that can come from it. However, I am fully aware of the dangers that my involvement in social media can have on my life. As parents, we want nothing more than to keep our children safe. In today’s world, that might be harder than just making sure they don’t get harmed by a stranger or hurt on the playing field. Access to the internet and more specifically social media can really open our children up to many new dangers. It is our job to not only be good role models for them, but to also equip them with the skills to stay safe online.