By: Deirdre Littlefield God is a part of my everyday life. I talk to him often, thank him and ask him for his help. I often wonder, Why does it feel weird to say his name in regular conversation? I’m not sure who believes in him so maybe I’m afraid to bring it up. Life … More Why Is It So Uncomfortable To Say God?
By: Deirdre Littlefield I have been blessed with three sons who are naturally rough, tough and, honestly, quite crude. It has been my mission since birth to raise them with civility. We’ve taught them to hold doors for strangers, to stand up if an adult needs a seat, and to listen intently when somebody is … More Raising Gentlemen In 2018
By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Cheryl Maguire I love fitness classes. There are many benefits to participating in a fitness class as opposed to working out on your own. In general classes are social, more fun and push you to workout harder. If you are enjoying your workouts, you are more likely to want to return and continue exercising. … More 5 Parenting Tips Inspired by Fitness Classes
By: Melanie Anderson I will never forget the day these words came out of my husband’s mouth, “If you have to tell me how good you are, you’re probably not that good!” We were at the baseball field watching another one of our son’s little league tournaments. All day, left and right, we heard … More Let Your Actions Do the Talking
By: Melanie Anderson Years ago when I was a kid, I used to hear the saying, “It takes a village” from my parents and just about every other parent. We quickly learned what it actually meant. It meant that if we, the children, were out playing in the neighborhood, any parent that saw one of … More The Rise and Fall of “It Takes A Village”
By: Lauren Tankle After being a mom for seven years, I have had to learn how to discipline my son alongside my parents, his father and my current boyfriend. Here are some tips I have picked up along the way that I wish someone would have told me in the beginning. Avoid casting … More 3 Ways to Discipline as a Team