Category: Parenting

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Parenting Struggles: Raising a Nonconformist

Inside: Five tips to deal with parenting struggles when you’re raising a nonconformist.

I’m a firm believer in letting kids express themselves. For the most part, I let my daughter dress how she wants. She is encouraged to make decisions for herself. We give her a lot of space and have worked hard to allow … Read more

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

How to Raise a Strong Daughter

Inside: How to raise a strong daughter and help her develop strong self-esteem.

Growing up, I was your classic, painfully awkward, self-conscious, and insecure teenage girl. It didn’t help that by seventh grade, I measured six-feet, hated my body, and battled acne.

Sure, some of that was just part of growing up. But part of … Read more

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The Most Important Thing to Remember About Family Dinner Time

Inside: The important thing to remember about family dinner time. Hint, it’s not what the experts tell you.

“A family who eats together, stays together.”

I read this quote on a blog explaining why family dinner time at the table is so important.

Great. Another reminder of yet another area in which I feel like … Read more

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How to Travel With Kids and Keep Them Happy and Occupied

Inside: Traveling with kids? Here are fun and affordable travel products for big kids and tweens that you need to keep them satisfied and keep you sane.

Summertime is here, and for many, that means travel. Whether it’s by plane, train or automobile, time spent confined in any mode of transportation can make anyone antsy. … Read more

I’m So Sick of Elf on the Shelf. But I Keep Playing.

“Get an elf!” They said. “It will be fun!” They said.

I’ll be honest. By now, I thought we would be rid of the Elf on the Shelf tradition in our home. It’s been six long years. I didn’t expect our relationship to last this long. Yes, we started off strong. At first, it was … Read more