Here's a Happy Mother's Day post to all the not-so-perfect mom's out there.
Bad Ass Mother
Added by Christine Moffatt on May 12, 2013 at 6:55am —
Imagine my surprise to find out that I’ve had this amazing award bestowed upon me by my pals over at http://menopausalmother.blogspot.com and http://thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com. Like me,… Continue
Added by Penny Roach on May 8, 2013 at 1:13pm —
Does you teenager have their own cell phone or have access to the computer? If so, parents you should be aware that your child may be sending or receiving inappropriate messages, texts, photos, or videos of themselves. In order to keep your child safe, you should randomly check their phone and monitor… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 12, 2013 at 3:19pm —
How do we achieve happiness as a family, especially when you consider varying personalities, interests and communication styles? Not to mention different genders and ages, two-adult homes and one-adult homes? I recently read an article based on a book by Bruce Feiler on this very topic. He introduces some interesting facts and concepts I think worthy of sharing. In our incredibly fast paced lives, full of stress and worry how do we find peace at home?
I think most people have heard… Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on March 4, 2013 at 4:10pm —
Teenagers begin exerting their own voices and want to begin making their own choices. Their choices may not be the choice that you agree with and they may cover up their actions to avoid getting caught. If they are caught, they may attempt to cover up what they did and begin telling their parents a stream… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 26, 2013 at 5:03pm —
Parents it is very important that you have a continuous relationship with their child as they are growing up so that when your child becomes a teenager, you will know them well enough to determine when they aren’t telling you the truth. Kids will tell you a story if they think that they can get away with it.… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 25, 2013 at 4:28pm —
Welcome to the Parenting with Personality Types Blog, the place to find out your children’s types, the good things about those types, and the challenges that parents face when the not-so-good side emerges. I am Selah Cambias, Certified Archetypal Consultant, mom of three energetic children, author of Family Types, A Guide to Better Parenting Using Personality Types, and developer of the Family Dynamics Parenting System™.
My book, Family… Continue
Added by Selah Cambias on February 7, 2013 at 2:10pm —
Over ten years ago I read Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss, a book about using archetypes to understand your purpose in life. I immediately fell in love with exploring who we are by understanding our archetypes. More than just Type A or B, more than “creative,” “gentle,” “aggressive,” “quiet,” or “shy,” Sacred Contracts taught me that I’m an Artist that must express herself creatively. I’m a Damsel often waiting for help to arrive. I’m a Martyr often sacrificing my… Continue
Added by Selah Cambias on February 7, 2013 at 2:00pm —
I collected (most of) this wonderful list from a licensed counselor at my church. Why wing it when we can read and learn through the successes and failures of others? Regardless of your comfort level, parents simply cannot neglect discussing sex with their children. It's a vital part of the parenting privilege. Years ago, parents simply didn't talk about these things. However, given the sex-saturated culture our children are immersed… Continue
Added by Gina Elder on January 9, 2013 at 10:30am —
With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude. It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and… Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on December 7, 2012 at 4:39pm —
Our oldest son has mild autism ... sometimes it doesn't seem so mild, but most of the time he gets through the day without much help at all. He is a junior in high school, tall, dark, handsome and funny. Like most parents with kids on the spectrum, we have always kept a pretty close eye on him. He doesn't drive, he has never gone to a store alone and we would never send him anywhere without one of us with him. Enter the Marching Band trip.
St. Louis for the weekend and not only… Continue
Added by Teddi Hernandez on October 21, 2012 at 9:30am —
Our country continues to be in a strained economy. These past few years have been a humbling experience for me and my children. And while it has been a stressful time, many good things have come of it. We have found ways to do without, redefined our true needs and have a better understanding of what are our priorities. For example, in our family, we value time together now more than ever. And through difficult times we have grown closer and work much better as a…
Added by Sarah Senst on October 8, 2012 at 12:19pm —
Why strive to be a compassionate parent? Most parents would agree it is important to be loving and nurturing toward our children. Compassion means to have sympathy for the suffering of others and may also mean to have a desire to help. This fits perfectly with parenting. A compassionate parent has sympathy for a child’s challenges with a desire to help the child overcome his or her struggles. Along with compassion it’s important to show…
Added by Sarah Senst on October 5, 2012 at 3:54pm —
We at Families First are excited to announce the first posting of our new blog, “Families First. A blog for strong families.” This blog is an online article written particularly for parents and caregivers. You can look forward to lots of great tips, problems you can relate to and solutions you can use and funny stories to help keep your sense of humor! For those that don’t know, we also have a Family Support Line which is a toll-free,…
Added by Sarah Senst on October 4, 2012 at 5:40pm —
I. Am. Pissed. Off.
If listening to me rant is not your thang then please focus on this soothing image:
Just focus on this
Or maybe this is more to your liking:… Continue
Added by Katja Wulfers on September 23, 2012 at 1:14pm —
I've got dresses, shoes, flowers and nails practically coming out my a*s at this point. I don't have the slightest idea how Thing 1 ever got me to agree to this bullsh*t but, she is still gooing to TWO separate homecomings. Her very sweet sasquatch size boyfriend (6'4) goes to a different school. I have no doubt that I have 2nd degree burns on my brain from this lengthy visit to Homecoming Hell.
I'm proud of myself though because I've been quite the little ball of… Continue
Added by Nikki T on September 20, 2012 at 10:30am —
I'm young - I'm nowhere near the age of a parent of a college student, so I think I may have a better idea of what a college student would like to receive in a care package from home. What do you think? What would you include in your perfect care package? I would love to hear your tips and ideas! Check out my ideas (and a review of the book that I think is perfect to send to new college students) here on my blog:… Continue
Added by Joanna Liberty on August 27, 2012 at 12:11pm —
The Bullet List of 08/2012
- Did I watch any of the Olympics? No, I didn't. Not even the opening or closing ceremonies. If anyone would like to point me to amazing feats, please feel free. I love them, but I didn't have the attention span this year.
- Erik is in California and will start his…
Added by Amy Bliss on August 15, 2012 at 9:23am —
Originally posted at Red Van Ramblings.
I was inspired to write a letter to Little Joell by this recent post by Tiffany… Continue
Added by Joell Morris on July 10, 2012 at 12:27am —
It's no surprise that the oldest boy has increased the amount of pressure and stepped up his daily harassment, hoping desperately to sway me into saying, "Yes. You can go get a tattoo, son!"
See, he thinks it was his tactic of never-ending harassment that worked in his favor several weeks ago, when I finally allowed him to get his ears pierced (after three years of nonstop asking). He hasn't figured out that it wasn't because of his begging, constant pleading and nagging which caused… Continue
Added by Mariann Dyson on June 25, 2012 at 2:24pm —