Home / Parenting (page 10)

Parenting

Five Questions for Moms: An Open Letter from a Woman without Children

Kaitlyn Reeves

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them a barrage of commercials with adorable, beaming kids. While planning gifts, dinners, and parties, and all the effort involved therein- I began thinking about my Mom friends and all of the time and effort they exert every day. I realized that I have …

Read More »

Selfie Away, Mamas

Fayth's selfie with her son

Tomorrow is a Celebration of Life service for my aunt. A few days before Thanksgiving, she lost her courageous battle with cancer. After six short months of chemo, endless treatments, nausea, exhaustion, and more than anyone should have to endure, she was gone. In preparation for what she knew was …

Read More »

Don’t just save your “Thanks” for Thanksgiving

file_000-14

Thanksgiving is upon us. I love Thanksgiving because it’s a time to express gratitude for all the wonderful blessings we have in our lives. The holidays are not the only time of year that we should express gratitude. Being thankful every day can benefit your life in a multitude of …

Read More »

Flu shots – what’s the big deal?

Image credit: http://www.shotofprevention.com

I’ll go ahead and start with a disclaimer. I am not paid by any pharmaceutical company or the government to convince people they should get flu shots. I make my decision to recommend influenza vaccination (the flu shot) based on evidence based medicine and years of research that has proven …

Read More »

Top 5 Tips for Celebrating Birthdays and Holidays for Divorced Parents and Blended Families

Copyright: dolgachov / 123RF Stock Photo

1) Don’t be consumed with the actual date you have your children on special occasions. Celebrate the occasion not the date. Holidays like Thanksgiving and Easter have changing dates annually. Allow yourself to let the other holidays dates or birthdays to be flexible also. This will save you lots of …

Read More »

The Guts of Our Family

img_3922

Blood, guts, dust, and sagebrush. Those words sum up some of my favorite family moments. Strange, huh? See, my husband grew up hunting and somehow turned this tree-hugging hippie into a hunter too. I’m still trying to figure out where and when that happened. I think it was after I …

Read More »