Being a mom takes a great deal of sacrifice. You have to put your family first, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to devote time to self-care. In fact, caring for yourself is one of the most important and unselfish things that busy moms can do. If you get burnt out and stressed, how will you have the energy to devote to your family? Read More
When you start to settle down and think about raising a family, you will consider finding a family home. A house where your children can grow, and you’ll have long, rainy nights watching TV together or curled up in bed. It’s a beautiful experience, and I’m sure you have an idea of what that house should look and feel like. You want it to be picture perfect and everything that you ever dreamed of. So, let’s look at some of the steps you’ll need to take to find and buy that storybook home.
As parents, we have a lot of knowledge to pass on. The school takes care of education for the most part. But, in the early years, you are your children’s primary education source. And, there are always those things that school can’t teach them. When we look at how much it is for our kids to learn, it can seem overwhelming. Like with any big task, it helps to break it into manageable chunks.
The first thing our children learn from us is language. The may pick up certain things from the other people they come across. But, what they learn from you will have a huge impact on how they develop. Then, there are general things, like shape recognition and the ability to read. The amount of time you put into these pursuits will affect how much your child learns. The more they learn, the better off they’ll be once they reach school age.
Safety is, in many ways, the most important thing you can teach. As parents, you’ll want your child to know as much about staying safe as possible. The chances are, harm coming to them has been in your nightmares since their birth. Safety can be hard to teach because as adults we’ve had it drummed into us for so long. Many of the dangers to watch out for are second nature to us. The same won’t be true for your kids. Children have a fearlessness that is, in some ways, charming. But that fearlessness can also mean they get hurt. So, what do you have to consider when teaching them about safety? Read More
There are many occasions throughout the year that we get to receive gifts: Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and Mother’s Day. A day of gift-giving is something everyone looks forward to and if you’re a mom, your birthday and Mother’s Day are especially great, as the day is all about you! Most of the time, a handmade card and gift are enough to raise the spirits of anyone, but sometimes the thought of a more meaningful gift is appreciated.
When people ask me for advice on something, I try to be as thoughtful as possible before I give my answer, no matter how small it is. If I was to give advice to my children about something much more important, like how to live life, well, I have thought long and hard about this for a lot longer, because we all want our kids to live their lives to the fullest. So if I ever need to give definite advice to one of my kids, here’s what I will say… Read More