Parenting, Time Management

The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Boys – Follow This Shopping Plan and Avoid Black Friday Drama

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure Policy for details. Gifts for boys, especially active ones, should withstand some wear and tear but can be hard to find. It’s important as a parent to ensure your kids get not only some cool toys they ask either you or Santa for but also… Read More The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Boys – Follow This Shopping Plan and Avoid Black Friday Drama

Parenting, Travel

A Family Adventure – I Need to Get Out Of Town

My brother and I were fortunate enough to have been exposed to different countries and cultures as young children. A blessing like that comes with a price; for us, it’s the consistent desire to go somewhere—far—an adventure. Every now and then, I get really antsy for a big trip. I’ve been looking at photos and… Read More A Family Adventure – I Need to Get Out Of Town

Parenting

Back to School Routine – 5 Success Tools for Families

Almost anywhere you turn to for advice on a back to school routine, you’ll find advertisements for overpriced clothes they’ll grow out of before their first report cards, supplies they may or may not use, and gadgets that teach them shortcuts and cheats instead of how to think through and come up with real solutions… Read More Back to School Routine – 5 Success Tools for Families

Parenting

National Sons and Daughters Day Deserves More Attention

So, I had to make a sick appointment for one of my sons and was sitting with him in the contaminated area of the waiting room at the pediatricians’ office. One would expect to see mommies and daddies snuggling and rocking or caressing the heads of their suffering angels. NOPE. Unfortunately, what I witnessed disgusted… Read More National Sons and Daughters Day Deserves More Attention

Parenting

A Sick Child Can Breed Irrational Fear For a Parent

The mind of  a parent often wanders to the worst-case scenario when you have a sick child—especially when it’s some unpredictable, evil virus that mixes up symptoms and teases you with bursts of pseudo returning health. You wonder if there’s something really evil lurking in a cell somewhere that has yet to reveal itself and… Read More A Sick Child Can Breed Irrational Fear For a Parent

Parenting

The Distraction of Pain – I Can’t Focus on Anything but Parenting Through This

I’m late on my post this week. Sorry for that, Friends. I started to research healthy choices in personal care products but couldn’t focus. I just couldn’t muster up the ability to say anything of value that might provoke a change in habits or even thought for any of you. My mind is filled with… Read More The Distraction of Pain – I Can’t Focus on Anything but Parenting Through This