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 Keep Tween Travelers Happy and Occupied

Inside: Traveling with tweens this summer? Here are fun and affordable travel products for 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. Especially … Read more

How to Savor Summer Break With Your Kids

How to Slow Down and Savor Summer Break with Your Kids

Inside: Summer Break with your kids goes too fast. Here’s how to make the most of it.

Eighteen special summers. That’s approximately what we get before our kids venture out on their own into internships, college courses, and careers. I had this thought a few years ago and it stopped me in my tracks.

When … 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