advice

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

Billie Mullins 3 months ago
The Fussy Baby
We’ve all been there... Look, I know what you’re thinking. An article about a whiny baby. But I can assure you there are more mothers out there who can relate to this more than you know. A lot of moms...
Sherry Campbell3 months ago
13 Ways to Deal With a Difficult Family Member
Everybody needs to know how to deal with a difficult family member. Maybe it's your dad. Perhaps it's your husband's sister. It could be your grandmother, your cousin, or a friend of the family who ac...
To the Parent with the Sick Child
Everybody knows cold and flu season is no fun, and parents know it can be hazardous to the whole family. We all know cold germs spread like wildfire, and the flu? Once it hits a household you'll be lu...
Aimee W3 months ago
As Long As There Is Life, There Is Hope. As Long As There Is Hope, There Is Life.
What does it feel like to lose a baby? Ever wondered that? It may have crossed your mind at one point but it was probably only a fleeting thought and that's absolutely fine. Who would want to dwell on...
Tabbitha Ingram3 months ago
Newborn Mamas...
The one thing all mom's-to-be hear is "get ready to never sleep again!" or "catch up on your sleep now, because after the baby is born you won't get any!" plus many other variations of! I am here to t...
Hali Moore3 months ago
Stepparenting for Beginners
Being a stepparent is the most difficult part of my marriage. I've known my husband since we were young children and we get along perfectly—well, most of the time. We communicate when something bother...
Amy Jourdan3 months ago
How to Raise Kids Who Love to Read
I don't think I need to go into detail about how important reading is to developing children. The research is out there in heaps. For starters, fostering a love of reading creates strong critical thin...
Breastfeeding
So you're about to have a baby. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Time to make some decisions! Picking names, decorating the nursery, buying clothes, furniture, toys, and car seats. You will carefully weigh each de...
Tabbitha Ingram4 months ago
Being a Stay-At-Home Mama
Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (SAHM) can be a very tricky and, sometimes, very lonely job. Growing up, I always knew that when the time came, I would be a SAHM because I knew I wanted to be there for all the things my kids experienced growing up. I had sort of glorified the whole SAHM thing, as my mom was, and it just seemed like so much fun!! You get to hang out with your other mom friends during the day and go out for coffee and do all these awesome things during the day while the kids were at scho...
Alyssa Baur4 months ago
My Child Is Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?
The percentages of Autism are growing rapidly. No one knows exactly why their child was diagnosed. Sure there are beliefs out there that vaccines cause autism, or that it is genetic, but there is no s...
PPD and First Time Mom
Brace yourself, this is going to get very personal. I just want other mothers that are going through this to know that they are not alone and shouldn't feel ashamed of talking to someone about their f...
Brynne Nelson4 months ago
It's Not Harmless
I have never been raped, for which I sincerely thank God. I have never been the victim of serious sexual assault. I have never been touched in an inappropriate way that left me traumatized. But I *hav...
Mariah Senner4 months ago
Day by Day
As a SAHM (stay at home mom) that deals with extreme fatigue, it can be hard to get through daily tasks. Some days are great and you check off your entire "To-do list," while others you don't cross of...
Salina Lehn4 months ago
Hot Mess Mom
You pour yourself a glass of wine. Finally! Alone time! Your own time to find yourself and feel like that younger version rockstar you are! And you fall asleep! How about canceling your debit card bec...
Rachel McNamara4 months ago
Five Things I've Seen or Have Learned as a Parent
NO parent is perfect and neither am I. But I'm raising my son to be a man. I want him to grow up happy, healthy, and in a loving home. No day is perfect in our house and I don't expect it to be. I nev...
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Summer Francois4 months ago
My Journey
Let me introduce myself. My name is Summer and I am 37 years old. I am also the mother of two beautiful who both happen to have Autism. My oldest Sebastian is 7 and has ADHD/Aspergers Syndrome. My you...
Jas S 4 months ago
Family or Enemy?
Growing up, I was always told that family will always stand by you regardless of what happens and that friends should not be trusted. For years, I believed this statement. Being an adult, I began to s...
Heather Wilkins4 months ago
A Father's Daughter
I'm going to admit something very big. I was a daddy's girl. But then I grew up. Dads are so important for little girls, it shows them how a man is to treat them, how they are loved, and sets up relat...