teens

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

Don’t be afraid to travel with children! It can be a wonderful experience for the whole family. Use these tips to make it fun. The following is written by Amy Gross of Mom’s Toolbox: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost….

Video Games Are Not the Devil

Video Games Are Not the Devil

Video games get a bad rap, to the point that moms think their children should never play them. I’m going on record to say: Video games are not the devil. It took me a long time to learn this lesson, but here I am, going on record: Video games aren’t all bad, and I’m okay…

Do They Know You Love Your Life?

Do They Know You Love Your Life?

Do your kids know that you love your life, specifically your life with them? Sometime in the last week my eldest son, almost 17, said, “You always seem sad and depressed these days.” He said this with a little sadness in his own voice. It was just the two of us in the kitchen, early…

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

Enjoying the Ages and Stages

These are my “littles”. As you may know, I have six children. Currently, they are divided into “the big boys” and “the littles”. Of course there are other ways to group them: the boys and the girls or the big boys, the middles, and the girls. But, these days for most experiences, their interests seem…