advice

It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

Claire Raymond2 days ago
Coping with Christmas When Your Family Members Are Jerks
Christmas adverts and shows have a lot to answer for. They show families as these smiling faces, sitting round the Pinterest-worthy table, laughing like they’re wasted. And social media is no better. ...
Marlene Affeld2 days ago
Dating with Children
It goes without saying; our children are an integral part of our lives. Do not downplay the fact that you have children or in anyway “apologize” for their existence in your life. Stop wasting time on ...
Nalda Parker4 days ago
Cultivating Joy on Adult Snow Days
I lingered awake last night having a text conversation with my friend as we waited excitedly for the snow we had been following for over a week. We were both raised in North Carolina so the fascinatio...
Stop Feeling Bad for Giving Yourself a Break
Parenting guilt is a very, very real and over powering issue. For so many of us this daily mental battle takes the spot as the hardest thing to adjust to as a parent. And that comes as no surprise whe...
Caitie Perry14 days ago
Family Is Family
"Family is family"—of course that's true! You can't pick and choose your family. But if we could, we would; there is no denying it that sometimes there are circumstances where we unfortunately need to...
Nathalie Martin14 days ago
Perfect Christmas Presents for New & Expecting Mums
While I have whizzed through creating my Christmas menu and sourcing food ahead of the festivities, I have to admit that I have had more trouble than usual choosing gifts this year. Maybe it is becaus...
Denise Willis17 days ago
Thoughts on Raising Children
When I was 10 years old, my sister asked my mother who she would pick if she could only have one person in her life. My mother thought about it, and then she said she would pick my father. My sister w...
Misha Alslebena month ago
Gifts for Kids $15 and Under
Whether you are shopping for your own child, multiple children, or a child you know, gifts can get expensive and add up quickly. It doesn't have to be so expensive though, especially since most kids a...
Tanzania Sa month ago
Kindness
Be kind to people whom you love and even strangers. A little smile or asking how your day is going; it could go a long way. When I smile at strangers, they often smile back. Parenting is the same way,...
Tanzania Sa month ago
Parenting
As most of you know, being a parent is a journey. I am a parent of three young boys who, lets say, keep me on my feet. They are a joy! See raising three boys is convenient in many ways. I pass down th...
Denise Williamsa month ago
Growing and Glowing This Holiday Season
It’s nearly Thanksgiving and before you know it Christmas will be on the horizon. There is nothing like the holidays! Time with family, friends, good food and making lasting memories is what this time...
Jaz Johnstonea month ago
Useful Baby Items vs Waste of Time!
I'll start by saying these are just my opinions, based on my experiences in preparing for the birth of three babies so far. I remember trawling the internet for hours, searching for every little thing...
Naima Elmia month ago
All About the Birds and the Bees
We have all watched a scene in a movie or a TV show where a confident parent tries to prepare their growing child for the changes to come. As the child sits there in horror not wanting to have such a ...
Kjia Weltea month ago
Why I Moved Back in with My Parents
If you're reading this, you're most likely at the age where kids are expected to move out soon (or to have already moved out long ago), and wondering if you should or not. I can't tell you what to do—...
Jody Jamesa month ago
The Letter
Dearest Princess, By now, you are used to these letters. I must admit that I am not. Even though it is how we must communicate now, I struggle. With every word I write the desire to see your life unfo...
Jaz Johnstonea month ago
5 Things I Want My Baby to Know
From Everything I've Learned
Jessica McCartya month ago
25 Self-Care Ideas for the Busy Mom
So one question I always get it is what can I do to take care of myself? Another one is I can’t think of any self-care ideas. The ideas are limitless if you are creative. More important than what you ...
Tony Campbella month ago
Dad of a Five-Year-Old
The life of a father to a five-year-old little diva is a lot more complex than you’d imagine, and I assume it’s only going to get more interesting. From the moment you first see your daughter being bo...