If you’ve been following this page or my social media for a little while, chances are, you know my story. If you’re new to this page, or just reading one of my articles for the first time, welcome! I am a bonus mom to my boyfriend’s eleven-year-old son and frequently share about the ups, downs, and in-betweens of our journey.
Here are five things I’ve learned in loving a dad and his son. Read More
Dear Mom, I know it feels like there are a thousand different ‘solutions’ to the struggles your child is facing. I know there are countless books and articles, magazines and posts about what you can do to help and to ‘fix.’ I know, sometimes, it feels like there are so many things wrong. But your child doesn’t need ‘fixing.’
Your child was made exactly as who he or she is. Read More
Holiday break is about halfway over, cue the: “I’m bored.” “I don’t want to do homework.” But it’s breakkkkk!” Have you heard these phrases leave your child’s lips? If you have, you’re not alone. Despite best efforts to keep our kids busy over break, the boredom and the protests against anything school-related will inevitably begin.
As a parent, you know that keeping your child’s brain engaged is important, especially if he or she struggles academically. But if forcing your son or daughter to do math or reading worksheets sounds like torture (for the both of you)—don’t worry—there are options! If you’re looking for engaging educational activities to do with kids this holiday break, here are a few suggestions: