listening

Listening to Our Children Differently

Dear Caring Parent,  Let’s grow how we are listening to our children differently. We parents often say, “You’re really suggesting I listen more to my child?  All I do all day is listen to them! They are screaming, whining, speaking their words of...
Snails Paced Greening of My Household

Snails Paced Greening of My Household

Dear Caring Parent, Every year I think about my next-step for my snails paced greening of my household. It’s too much in life’s busyness to do it all at once!  I’m a budget watcher and want to know about the reliability of products so it takes me a while to pick...
Everyday Parenting Can Be Exhausting

Everyday Parenting Can Be Exhausting

Dear Caring Parent, Everyday parenting can be exhausting. Or, every day, parenting can be exhausting.   That’s what I am thinking about right now – the sneaky, everyday causes of parenting exhaustion. These aren’t real obvious because they’re so everyday...
Are My Child’s Tantrums Normal?

Are My Child’s Tantrums Normal?

Dear Caring Parent, Of course, it’s at the grocery store, the restaurant, or right when you want to get to work or the gym up comes the toddler monster! We parents wonder, are these tantrums normal? Why oh why do my child’s tantrums be so crazy?! We know...
Rocking Chair Wisdom

Rocking Chair Wisdom

Dear Caring Parent, One of the gifts my daughters given me is my rocking chair. Yes, today I still have the rocking chair I got for rocking her during her early years. I love that chair. It used to be a great haven for her and me. When she no longer needed it, it...
Are You a Tired Parent Because of This..?

Are You a Tired Parent Because of This..?

Dear Caring Parent, Does being an introvert or extrovert affect parenting? Well, it for sure affects your needs as a parent. I am an introvert parenting a child, who is really a young lady now, who had masses of kid friends and activities, not to mention...