advice

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

Nathalie Martin12 days ago
Tips for Dealing with the Challenges of Raising a Young Child
Last week, I was out with my sister and my lovely nephew for a sunny outdoor lunch and catch up in a park café. All was going really well—we’d been to the park and he had a big play on pretty much eve...
Cin G22 days ago
Playing with the Wild Things
Do you ever want to run away? Find that little boy or girl that once slew dragons, flew to the moon, and ran alongside the wild things in the forests of our imaginations. Some days the weight of the w...
Linzi Agnew22 days ago
Mother's Day Is Looming
I'm not against mothers day as a whole, it's just like any other holiday, commercialised to make us (some of us) spend money. The idea of saying thank you to your mother for everything they've done is...
Alana Redmonda month ago
3 Things I Forgot to "Baby-Proof"
Bringing home my first child was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences. I will never forget how much time I spent preparing her room and my home for the big day. My husband and I spent cou...
Veronica Usona month ago
Rebuilding Unity
What is a family? A simple definition would be, a group of people, that consists of parents and children living in the same house. But in reality, everyone knows family does not mean just that. A fami...
Nathalie Martina month ago
Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifting Ideas for All Tastes
The saying "it’s the thought that counts" is often used negatively in response to someone receiving an inadequate gift, implying that the effort that’s gone into giving something is more valuable than...
Ynez Adsuara2 months ago
Oh No, I'm Leaking Again...
"Okay sweetie, give him your breast and he'll just start sucking." As beautiful of an experience breastfeeding truly is as a whole, no one ever told me that it would hurt like a—well, you know. First ...
Back to School Style for Kids
Nothing matches up to the worry a parent can feel for their child. It’s a big time commitment, for one thing. Research from 2018 shows that parents spend an average of 37 hours a week fretting about t...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
10 Family Bonding Night Ideas That Rule
Nothing quite emphasizes a family's importance like actually hanging out with those you care about. If there's one thing that makes families stronger, it's taking time out of your busy week to bond wi...
Taisha Stephenson2 months ago
First Birthdays
The morning of my daughter's birthday: 💕
Jim Hughes2 months ago
Making a Family Emergency Plan
For Tina and her family, floods were not really a big deal … nor unusual. They haven’t experienced any flooding since the mid-1990s, and that time, the waters inside their one-story modest house were ...
Paisley Hansen2 months ago
Giving Your Kids a Bright Future in the Midst of Adversity
Whether your family is facing food or housing insecurity, dealing with underemployment, rising healthcare costs, or even the pervasive yet impactful effects of social media burnout, chances are you ar...
Nalana Phillips2 months ago
The Questionable Generation
Sitting in a restaurant watching other people not parent their children. Sitting there watching them run around screaming, being loud and obnoxious. One little boy wouldn't stop bothering my child no ...
M K2 months ago
Take Moments for Each Other
It's been a week since the arrival of our daughter, and already I can see how easy it is for couples to forget about each other. At the hospital, you have all the support you need: Nurses, techs, doct...
Matthew Evans2 months ago
How to Deal with Overprotective Parents
Parents always have been involved in the education of their offspring, but now they have not. Paradoxically children are increasingly depressed and get tired. The reason for their depression is an emo...
Rayelle McKown3 months ago
Mother Knows Best
Every summer the rising heat brings the wave of headlines reading “Another Child Left to Die in Hot Car,” and the masses screaming, “What is wrong with people?! How could they be so careless?” Which l...
Altavise Walker3 months ago
The Unexpected
For weeks, I sat and contemplated possible where do I begin with my first blog? Me, being meticulous and Type A personality, I write everything down. So, in my notebook went writing (ideas). However, ...
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Brian 3 months ago
The Importance of Finding Time for Your Family as a Young Adult
When I was in my early 20s, I wasn't too focused. The whole world was just opening up. I was completing university and didn't know what was ahead of me. New friends were popping up as I engaged in new...