• Best Books To Read To Babies – There Are So Many

    It is never too early to start reading to your children and is a great opportunity to bond even more with them, but there are so many books to choose from. So, which ones do you choose? Do you read them an actual baby book, an older child’s book, a book that you like reading, an educational book, a picture book? These, in my opinion, are the best books to read to babies; and are the ones that I read to all four of mine when they weren’t old enough to even understand. Pat The Bunny By Dorothy Kunhardt This book is by far one of my favorite ones because…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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…

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    How To Remain Calm In Stressful Situations – Is It Really That Easy?

    You’re a new parent, you started a new and very stressful job, your bills are due and you don’t have enough money, your wedding is tomorrow, your child is acting out, you need to break up with someone, or maybe you are stressing out about that extra weight you have gained. These and many more things can be very stressful and stress can take its toll on you physically and mentally and some of these require you to remain calm in order to get through them, but you don’t know how to remain calm. You are probably one of many people including myself at times, that have no idea how…

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    What Is Parenting All About – Are You Really Cut Out For It?

    So you are thinking about becoming a parent or you are about to become a parent and are feeling a little overwhelmed and worried that you aren’t cut out to be a parent, right? Believe me, I know exactly how you feel right now. You are asking yourself what is parenting all about, really? There is so much information on the internet about parenting,  like this one here that offers courses on parenting, but most of them don’t give you everything it takes to be a parent. They give you great advice on certain topics, but they don’t warn you about how it is going to make you feel, they…

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    18 and pregnant – What should I do?

    I am 18 and pregnant and pretty much freaking out! I haven’t finished high school, I have no job, and I am still living with my parents. How am I going to take care of a child when I can’t even take care of myself? Where am I going to live? How am I going to finish school? How am I going to pay for a doctor? How am I going to buy diapers and all the other things that a baby needs? What does a baby need? Should I tell the father of this baby? Should I get an abortion? Should I give it up for adoption? Should I…