Not only is it important for you to take a mom and dad break every once in a while, it is vitally important for your children as well. Why is this? There are a few answers. For starters, when you take a break from being super mom and super dad, you give yourself an opportunity […]
New moms, stay-at-home moms, working moms, single moms, and moms in general have one thing in common – they’re all stressed out. This stress not only impacts a mom’s health, it affects parenting skills, patience, and the desire to bond with their child. When the stress hormone cortisol is released it puts moms at risk […]
Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers, they receive tremendous value from one on one time with mom. But moms are busy, and time together can be difficult to find. When you do have it, this time together can be stressful because you may feel rushed. Here are some tips for better one on one […]
For most moms there’s a fine line between too much independence and too little. You want your child to be confident enough to explore and manage on their own. Yet you also want some input and control over the situation. There are steps you can take to promote your child’s independence while still feeling comfortable. […]
One of the biggest and most common mistakes moms can make is to try to be their child’s best friend. Yes, you want your child to love you. However, being their friend means you don’t have to step up and manage the difficult moments. This leaves your child short-changed and often ill-equipped to deal with […]
You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals does more than feed each person physically; it also feeds them emotionally and draws them together. Keep reading to find out why sharing meals is so important. Family meals allow […]
When you think of multitasking, do you envision being run ragged, or maybe just not getting anything done because you are doing a little of everything partway? This is a common view of multitasking, and for good reason. Just trying to do a bunch of things at once can definitely be counter-productive…unless […]
Giving back by helping others is one of those gifts where the giver receives something, too. It’s very fulfilling to reach out and find a way to help other people. And in our modern culture that promotes isolation, reaching out is getting more rare…and more necessary.
Do you have what is sometimes called a “one-track mind”? The expression implies that you can only think about one thing at a time, or that you always have only one thing on your mind. This can wear you out, and close you off to a lot of learning opportunities and limit your […]
“Spring in your step” can be defined as having a confident, energetic demeanor. People with “spring” tend to be cheerful, too.