30 Activities for Tired Parents and Bored Kids

30 Activities for Tired Parents and Bored Kids

  Dear Caring Parent, August is the month for tired parents and bored kids! Parents are tired of taking care of everything and the kids are feeling that the less-scheduled summer has been great so far, but suddenly it’s boring. School now seems inviting! ...
EEE-Gads, Moody and Mouthy Toddler and Teen

EEE-Gads, Moody and Mouthy Toddler and Teen

Dear Caring Parent,      In the first poll I ran on this site, I asked you which was the most difficult age for you to parent.  And most of you clicked on either the toddler years or the teen years. Kinda the same as  I hear anecdotally. These are the years that bring...
Listening Changes the Homework Argument

Listening Changes the Homework Argument

Dear Caring Parent, I’ve noticed that sometimes I am a stormy creature when it comes to homework problems. When I would notice it wasn’t being attended to, I would react by storming through homework time. Are you a storming, angry parent over homework problems right...
I’m Struggling with My Child

I’m Struggling with My Child

Dear Caring Parent, Our love for our children can in fact hit trouble. Sometimes we fall out of what I call our parenting love zone- that easy, flowing, heartfelt connection to our little beings. This falling out could be caused by our pre-occupation with something...
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...
I Believe Motherhood Saves Us

I Believe Motherhood Saves Us

A Guest Blogger for OMG Parenting has this to say about motherhood…. Mixed emotions accompany the topic of motherhood. Motherhood is a beautiful, challenging responsibility, unique to women, and unique to each woman’s experience. Mothers are any and every type...
Things I Learned from a Tween

Things I Learned from a Tween

Dear Caring Parent, There’s not as much parenting advice about tweens as there is about babies, toddlers, and teens.  That’s because the tween years are so easy compared to the other years!! Tweens are 8 – 12 years in my book, although others might...
MaMa Guilt – Is It Just a Part of the Job?

MaMa Guilt – Is It Just a Part of the Job?

Dear Caring MaMa, Do you ever find that you are repeatedly upset about the same thing with your kids and what follows is mama guilt then more frustration? They don’t put the dishes away, they eat poorly, your toddler is so clingy, they’re always late, they...
Call it Gaming LIFE, Not Gaming Limits

Call it Gaming LIFE, Not Gaming Limits

Dear Caring Parent,  Video gaming is something many a parent is pondering these days, looking for parenting information about; the worry being of course that there is too much of a good thing going on in your child’s life.  It’s hard if you think your...