advice

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

Paisley Hansen21 hours 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 days 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 days 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 Evans3 days 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 McKown21 days 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 Walker23 days 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 25 days 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...
ShadowSpear Xa month ago
Custody Battles
You may hear a friend, family member, or even a coworker talk about her custody struggles here and there, but there is so much to know about going through a custody battle and even how to go about fil...
Jessica Batesa month ago
How to Survive the Holidays When Your Family Makes You Anxious
Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. It has always reminded me of the blissful ignorance of childhood when the world was viewed through a sparkly, magical lens of happiness. I didn’t care w...
Claire Raymonda month 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 Affelda month 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 Parkera month 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 Perry2 months 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 Martin2 months 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 Willis2 months 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 Alsleben2 months 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 S2 months 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,...