Birthday parties are something all kids look forward to. But as a parent, let’s face it — they basically suck. If your kids aren’t old enough to have any opinion regarding their birthday parties just yet, consider yourself lucky. Here are five reasons to have a blow-out party for your child’s first birthday. Read more: ...
It was one innocent comment. A thought. An opinion. Something each of us has all day, every day. We glance for a second at another family, a mom, and she is doing something that we don’t do in our family. No biggie. Read more: Motherhood, Parenting, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
For every ounce of pain and anger I am plagued with, I also live this life with the ability to love harder and appreciate more than I ever imagined possible. The hair on my son’s head never smelled so good and sunsets have never been so beautiful. Read more: Muddy Puddles, Mess Fest, Parenting, Say ...
For a week I sat in a lawn chair next to our mailbox, waiting for the sound of the U.S. Postal truck. Or UPS. I didn’t care who delivered it. But the wait was unbearable. Read more: Satire, Humor, Comedy Gossip, Youtube, Selfies, Selfie Stick, Technology, Parenting, Comedy News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
Take this time to encourage your family to connect and get some new tech skills, but also to have important discussions about not over-sharing, balancing screen time, using privacy settings, and making sure the whole world can’t see the video from your pool party. Read more: Teens, Parenting, Technology, Summer, Parents-Families-Tech, Screen Sense, Parents News ...
I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type. Much like an apprenticeship, this is one of those “on-the-job” training situations. Read more: Parenting, Kids, Parents-Toddlers, Parents-Moms, Parents, Parents-Dads, Co-Sleeping, Dinnertime, Bedtime, Flexibility, Stay-at-Home Dads, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
Turning a battle over a single screen into cooperative play.
Years and years ago, I went on my first and only (as of yet) cruise. It was the glorious Jubilee from Carnival (and by glorious, I mean it *was* glorious . . . circa 1987). Read more: Summer, Summer Vacation, Cruise Director, Raising Kids, Motherhood, Parenting, Summer Break, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
In my only child post I discussed my view that an only child should have less stringent screen time limits than other kids, because they need to know what everyone else is talking about at school, and TV is part of a child’s culture. Read more: Television, Screen Time, Parenting, Parents News http://familylifeworks.org/blog
Before I was a foster parent, I had some mixed views about the foster care system. To say that I was unaware and ignorant of what foster care was about is quite the understatement. Read more: Foster Parents, Foster Care, Children, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Foster Children, HuffPost Home News http://familylifeworks.org/blog