Your Children Deserve Privacy Too: Do Not Share

Just over a year ago my daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been doing all I can to learn about Autism and specifically learn from the #actuallyautistic community. There are, however, some things I see that should not be just mentioned in regard to neuro-diverse children. For instance, recently I have seen several …

Negative Versus Positive Language: How Negative Language Can Affect Kids

How we live our lives and create our own happiness can be affected drastically by the language we use. Using negative language versus positive language can create dramatic mood shifts, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence daily. This can also affect how we parent our children and how our children learn to speak to themselves or others. …

55 Memorable Mother and Daughter Date Ideas

I grew up the second to youngest of six kids. It can be easy when you have multiple children to lose track of giving each child some individualized attention. But to make sure your child feels loved, heard, and appreciated it’s wonderful to make sure you each (mom and dad) spend individual time with each …

55 Memorable Daddy and Daughter Date Ideas

Making sure you can have some individualized time with your children is really important. We have two daughters and a son and we’ve considered making sure each child has some individual attention with both mom and dad. I grew up the second to youngest of six kids. It can be easy when you have multiple …

What You Need to Understand About Special Needs Parenting

As parents we all understand that parenting is a very unique experience for each person. We all also deal with other people who either don’t understand our experience or shame us for differences in parenting techniques. As a special needs parent this misunderstanding has whole new circumstances. I want to explain a little about our …

A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were …

Choose the Perfect Babysitter for Your Family

When it comes to your children it can be absolutely daunting to find someone you can trust them with. Finding a babysitter that fits your family’s needs is not easy. There are many factors to consider. It his great and healthy for you to be able to get a break from the kids or to …