Here are four tips for raising kids that are responsible citizens: Lead by example. When your kids see you doing something, that becomes their norm. Let them see you voting, volunteering, etc. Explain that good citizens are not only concerned with themselves, but with the wellbeing of others. Extend the citizenship conversation to include global […]
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Raising responsible children is a common goal of parenting, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Here are five tips that have worked for me: Start with chores that directly impact them. For instance, my girls are responsible for packing most of their lunch. They are likely to remember this because it directly impacts what […]
Mother Daughter dates are a great way to spend time with your girl (or girls!). Some traditional date ideas include spa dates, dinner and a movie, and shoe shopping. These are all fun, tried-and-true ideas for a reason. However, if you’re looking for some other mommy-daughter date ideas, here are seven you may enjoy: Dream! Every […]
Download the guide, Things to Teach Your Daughter Before & During Her Tween Years! There are many conversations to have with your tween girl. Everything from friendship relationships to puberty to the often dreaded sex talk. This guide will help you have these talks and more. For instance, there are tips for being a good citizen […]
#NationalTwilightZoneDay In honor of National Twilight Zone Day, here’s my family on the Twilight Zone-inspired ride, Tower of Terror, at Walt Disney’s World’s Hollywood Studios. This was the first ride my girls wanted to get on in the park, and LORD. HAVE. MERCY! See me in the back with closed eyes and tightly-gripping hands. That’s […]
Updated October 2016 When your tween daughter is ready for deodorant, there are a few things to consider before you go shopping: Try rubbing a little baking soda under her arms first. This may do the trick for a while, especially if she is just starting to have an underarm odor. When it’s time to […]
This CBS Sunday Morning story on grandparents spending more time with their grandchildren made me smile. In our family we have Grandma Camp. Grandma Camp is this beautiful place where my rules for the girls mean nothing. Eat all your dinner before you get dessert? Nope, not at Grandma Camp. Normal bedtime? Of course not. […]