What We Can Teach Our Children About Bullying

What We Can Teach Our Children About Bullying

Bullying has been around forever and will probably never go away. However, there are things we can teach our children when they encounter a bully. To help our children deal with a bully, we first need to understand what bullying is.● An imbalance of power. Use of physical strength, popularity, or embarrassing information to control […]

Teens and Social Media

Teens and Social Media

Many of our teens spend countless hours on social media. This leads to an alarming rate of cyberbullying that often goes unreported. Only 1 out of 10 youth will tell a parent about being cyberbullied. A study stated that 95% of youth said their online behavior was only meant as a joke. As a mother […]

Phone Curfews For Our Kids And Why We Have Them

Phone Curfews For Our Kids And Why We Have Them

Parenting is trial and error at each stage. We’re in the teen stage, and there are days I wonder if I’m doing any of it right. But, that’s also how I felt during the infant and toddler stages too.  Teens have phones. And they love their phones. The phone is an extension of their bodies. But […]

Self-Care Do NOTHING For A Day

Self-Care Do NOTHING For A Day

When is the last time you’ve taken a day to do NOTHING?   Doing NOTHING from time to time is a good thing. A day without having a full schedule is good for the mind, body, and soul.   I know some people struggle with taking a day off. If you fall into that category, I have […]

Working On Your To-Do List

Working On Your To-Do List

Do you have a LONG To-Do list each day? I get it, we all have those days that we MUST tackle 50 million things. But it is NOT necessary to have a long list every single day. As I sat back and analyzed my life and why I was always on edge, I realized that […]

On Peer Pressure

On peer pressure

Peer pressure is when one conform to the behaviors, attitudes, and personal habits of a group to fit in. Have you talked to your teens about falling for peer pressure to avoid becoming a victim of the mean girl group? It happens with boys as well, but I don’t have any real experience dealing with […]

Why Not Today – Go For That Dream

Your dreams may be personal, professional, financial, etc. No matter what they are, GO FOR THAT DREAM!

Why Not Today? When I saw this theme from MilspouseFest last year, I immediately fell in love. I started asking myself this question every morning and have adopted it for 2020. A new year brings a spark of fire for many people. With this new year and new spark, what are you waiting for to […]

Communicating With the Teens in Your Life

Communicating With the Teens in Your Life

Being a mother of teens can be tricky. Some days they are an open book, and other days they are tight as a clam. Figuring out the balance of getting them to open up is trial and error. One thing that I’ve found to help is letting them know that they have other adults in […]