• Cruises With Children – Should You Take Them?

    My husband and I took a cruise last year on the Carnival Cruise Line Vista and we absolutely loved it. We didn’t have much of a honeymoon when we got married and, of course, I had children before we got together; so we have never really been alone for very long. We didn’t have that courtship and romance before kids, and we were having some issues in our marriage after 9 years of being together. So, we decided to take a cruise without our children; and had such a beautiful time, that we decided to take another cruise this year, and even though my husband wanted to go without them…

  • Skip Hop Explore and More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center Review

    Product: Skip Hop Explore and more baby’s view 3-stage activity center review Price: $103.99 Where To Get It: Amazon Product dimensions: 31 x 31 x 18.5 inches My rating: 7 out of 10 Stars What Is The Skip Hop Explore And More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center? The Skip hop explore and more baby’s view 3-stage activity center is an activity center that actually grows with your child. It captivates your child from head to toe and builds strength in their legs to prepare them for walking and standing. It was also developed with the help of a pediatrician which is a big plus in my book because who would…

  • Raising Independent Children – Can You Make Them Too Independent?

    We talked about helicopter parents in this article here, and now I want to talk to you about raising independent children and whether there is a chance that you can make them too independent. You see, in my experience with raising my children (which I am still raising) it can be very hard to find a middle ground with them. It is hard to find that perfect spot in raising them where they are dependent, but not too dependent and independent, but not too independent. What I mean by being too independent is that they end up growing up and not relying on you at all; and even possibly alienating…

  • Teens Cutting Themselves – What Can You Do To Help Them?

    This is a difficult but necessary article and a very personal one for me, but before I get started on my story please remember that I am not a doctor and am not providing medical advice. You see I have a 13-year old little girl whose hormones are all over the place, but I thought it was just a normal teenage puberty thing and paid no attention to it. I already went through the teenage stage of my oldest daughter’s life, but forgot to take into account that my second daughter was nothing like her sister. I should have paid closer attention and stopped this way before it started, but…

  • Baby Car Mirror – Is It Really Worth The Money?

    Product: Shynerk Baby – 0011 Baby Car Mirror Price: $14.99 Where To Get It: Amazon.com Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches My Rating: 7 out of 10 Shynerk Baby – 0011 Baby Car Mirror I have to be honest when my babies were babies this baby car mirror was not a thing, so seeing your baby especially when they were rear facing was not something you were able to do, but I wanted to do a review on them anyway because I remember what it was like driving around and having to stop the car to see what your baby was crying about or stop to make sure…

  • Pregnancy – Will Yours Be Like Mine?

    You have just found out you are pregnant and you are probably a little scared about it. That is quite alright and very normal. I have 4 children and I was nervous with each one of my pregnancies (yes even the ones after my first) because I heard stories that were scary and I knew that just because I experienced things a certain way with my first child, it didn’t mean that it would go the same way with my other ones (every pregnancy is going to be different). I am here to tell you my experiences with all 4 of my pregnancies and I can tell you that my…

  • Helicopter Parenting Definition – Does It Hurt Your Child’s Development?

    In today’s world there are so many dangers out there and as a parent you want nothing more than to protect your children and make sure they are staying out of trouble, but is being a helicopter parent really the way you should go? I don’t think so because it can end up causing your children to rebel against you even more so than the children who not being helicoptered by their parents. Keep in mind that these are just my opinions on helicopter parenting based on what I have seen when observing parents who are this way and what has happened with my own children with the different ways…

  • Reflux Band Review – An Alternative to taking pills

    Product: Reflux Band Price: $175.00 Where To Get It: Reflux Band Product dimensions: 1.28 ounces My rating: 6 out of 10 Reflux Band Review In this Reflux Band review I am going to talk about everything there is to know about the Reflux Band including the bad points of it so that you can decide for yourself if you would like to give this a final shot and try it out. So, I suffer from acid reflux and the more children I had the worse that reflux would get and now that I am getting older I have it more frequently. It is the worst feeling ever to have your throat…

  • Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

    Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor Review – Do You Really Need One?

    Product: Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor Price: $165.99 Where To Get It: Amazon.com Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.4 x 6.5 inches My Rating: 8 out of 10 Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor Review. Whether it is your first baby or your 4th (like me) you are going to worry about them when they are not right in front of you especially when they are infants. The dangers of just putting your baby down for a nap are exponential, but you have other things that you need to get done and cannot just stand there watching them 24 hours a day. You know, those things that are difficult to do…

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    How To Teach Your Son To Drive – Getting Through It

    As I have mentioned in my previous article here, I am a mother of 4 children and one of the most nerve wracking moments in my life as a parent is having to teach my children to drive. I have two children that I have had to experience this with already and the most recent one is my son and in this article I am hoping that I will answer the question for you on how to teach your son to drive and to get your worries in check. When my daughter became of age to drive I passed it on to my husband because I just couldn’t do it…