Being able to laugh and be silly with your kids is an excellent way to reduce stress and solidify the bond between parent and child.
I’m an involved dad to my four daughters, who are 6 to 16. I’ve given them piano lessons, taught them how to fight, and have read the same books I-don’t-know-how-many times. Along with all the things I do, I’m plagued with thoughts of what I don’t, particularly with my oldest. At 16, she’s had a […]
As a mom, I can’t begin to imagine seeing my children separated from one another. They may fight and drive each other crazy now, but when they grow up, they will appreciate having one another to rely on. Siblings need one another and my heart breaks thinking about the children in the foster care system […]
If you’re like me who have active boys who want nothing to do with making their beds up in the morning. That takes way too much time out of the playful things they have to do each day! So not only did my son *love* the Jay Franco & Sons Zippysack, but I was pretty happy with it as well. Let me tell you why.
We have multiple children (eight) and a long-time family tradition is “Child of the Week” which has shortened to COW.
A few years ago, I took my children to the zoo one afternoon after church. Our local zoo has a free ticket day, once a year. Patrons bring an outdated phone book. The zoo recycles the books and families get free admission to the zoo. It saves us over $30, so I always make it a […]
The true job of imparting financial literacy belongs to parents. Try these seven simple and easy methods of laying a firm foundation of financial common sense in your children.
It is important to encourage a child’s sense of awe – and maybe rediscover it ourselves. The magic and wonder can be a great early draw into a love of gardening and science. I’ve found a collection of bloggers who know that and have some of the best ways to teach kids about seeds and the amazing ways they grow.
Babies thrive if they are held often and close and babywearing is a great way to do that.
When winter hits, so do the fluffy jackets. While cute they can be a serious danger to our children – especially those in car seats.
Looking to cloth diaper but can’t afford the initial cost of diapers? The Crafty Gemini shares frugal ways to cloth diaper using automotive towels and sweatshirts on discount at her local thrift shop. Do you have tips on how to cloth diaper on a budget? Our friends at Happy Baby Company have many affordable […]
My biggest piece of advice is: Don’t expect them to know what your needs are – you need to tell them.