Volunteering and giving back during the holiday season is a great way to teach our children the true meaning of the holiday season. When my girls were younger (toddlers and preschool age) we were limited in the types of volunteering they could do, so we started an annual tradition of buying toys to donate. It […]
Tips and advice for raising girls. Posts written by mom of girls.
I am so excited to be a part of this American Girl Doll Giveaway! For starters, my daughter LOVES everything American Girl, so it feels good to be able to share that joy with another girl. Secondly, I LOVE that Grace Thomas, American Girl’s 2015 Girl of the Year is all about being an entrepreneur and […]
Giving our kids a spiritual foundation has a number of benefits. For starters, there is no way to prepare children for every life situation, but we can teach them to pray and listen to their inner voice. We can provide a foundation of principles to serve as a filter for tough decisions. And we can […]
This video of parents explaining “the birds and the bees” is HILARIOUS! When I tell you I laughed out loud, I LAUGHED. OUT. LOUD. So, get a good laugh, then check out the age breakdown below on having your own conversation about sex with your child. Having “The Talk” Discussing sex with your child doesn’t […]
Finding fashion staples for girls that are age-appropriate, yet stylish, is not nearly as easy as it should be. Here are six pieces for the cold winter months that can meet your standards and your daughter’s fashion requirements. MERCI sweatshirt from Macy’s. My daughter loved this, especially the sparkle and uneven cut of the bottom […]
If your child has a smartphone, iPod, tablet, computer or any way to access the internet, check out thesmarttalk.org. There’s a quick guide on setting ground rules for your kids, questions to help you decide if your child is ready for their own device, and my favorite – a printable agreement that you create together. […]
Sometimes you start a healthy routine, without realizing just how healthy it is. This is how I happened upon the benefits of stretching before bedtime. I take late evening classes at the local YMCA, so there’s no time to stretch there afterwards. To get in stretching time, I made it a part of my nightly […]