Last year, the focus was on simple Mother’s Day gifts that could be made or had a special sentiment. This time, I wanted to do a bit of a different perspective on what you could give your mother for Mother’s Day. I continue to side with the fact that the thought behind the present tends to hold more value, but show her how much she truly means to you. (more…)
I see a lot of posts regarding the new year, resolutions, setting new goals, and so on and so forth. Yet, rarely do I notice anything directed towards children in the new year. Perhaps that topic simply gets overlooked.
Or maybe we forget that children can partake in this tradition, as well.
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” ~ Melody Beattie
For me, a new year does NOT mean a reset or a restart. It simply means a redirection or new chapter to continue on to your final destination. With the ebb and flow that each year brings, we take the lessons learned and grow. So, new goals can be set in place to stack together into an overall achievement to strive toward.
While you set yours, sit down with your children and help them set their own goals. What would they like to accomplish in the coming year? What steps do they think they need to take in order to reach that big victory? Take a few moments to guide them into learning the work and dedication it takes to get to that point. And, the pride they will feel when completing each notch on the way. (more…)
This may be a funny time to post this blog. Maybe even a bit ironic. BUT, besides Santa gifts, I believe we are all finished shopping thanks to planning for Christmas.
I have always been a saver, a penny-pincher, a budgeter. And, I find that in my parenting world this trait comes in handy. Splurging still happens on occasion because I know I can. However, to avoid major stressing or mild panic attacks, planning ahead and buying throughout the second half of the year helps me tremendously.(more…)
If you have had to go anywhere with your children, you know some days are better than others. And, some children travel better than others. My youngest absolutely hated being in her car seat for the longest time. She still sometimes cries, but not as incessantly as before and she has just turned 7 months old.
Interestingly, my son was very similar until he could forward face. Our middle child reminds me of a California surfer stereotype. “Whatever, man.” She went on many a trip, and still is pretty laid back and goes with the flow so long as she’s not super tired or anything along those lines.(more…)