How to Raise Strong, Respectful, Moral Children without Religion

There is a long-standing belief that morals are tied to religion in some manner or another. However, I believe that it is possible, and truly most people do, teach their kids morals and values, and religion is not a part of it. You do not have to be religious to be a good, moral, and …

How Can I, a White Mom of 3, Help Make Change?

Admittedly, when I was younger, I gave the “I’m just not very political” line often. I did not get into political fights, I did not read into much about U.S. history and politics, and I did not have a want or feeling of need to do so. I’ve grown older and that has changed. I …

My Kids Do Not Need Your God: Teaching My Kids to Choose for Themselves

I grew up around many different religions. In fact, my grandma was Mormon and my grandpa was a Boston catholic. I grew up in a house where religion was important. However, as I came into my own, I realized that I don’t want my kids feeling like it is the end of the world, thinking …

Teaching Kids About Their Emotions

We all have emotions but understanding our emotions is not always so easy. Babies and toddlers are born with certain emotional reactions, like crying, smiling, and laughing but they are not born with an understanding of the emotions or their reactions. They do not always understand feeling tired, sad, or angry and not understanding can …

8 Benefits of Theater Education on Kids

I have known many who view local theater as something only the snooty people in town do. Even going as far to say that it is something that those who see themselves as superior do. That however could not be any further from the truth. My wife was not raised around the community and neither …

5 + Fun and Unique Fine Motor Skill Activities for Kids

Since becoming a mother there are so many things I did not understand in child development. One is how often a child can focus so much on one skill, sometimes to the detriment of others. My daughter is 2.5 years old and loves all things that work on her gross motor skills. She loves jumping, …

Things to Teach Our Kids So They Become Better Adults

As the new year approaches I’ve been thinking about what I could do to be a better person. How can I expand my growth further this new year? As I was thinking about this I came across this idea of what makes kids good adults. What do we learn as a child that is necessary to survive as an a loving, caring, successful adult? These are a couple things I think are important for kids to learn and things we should do to teach them as well as things our kids can remind us of as we live day to day.