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Encouraging Morning Independence

Encouraging Morning Independence
The school year is just around the corner and having your child be able to get up and complete simple tasks in the morning will be a life saver once that hectic time of year starts back. Start now getting your child in the habit of doing a few things for him or herself and your mornings will be a breeze…....
July 24th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Fun Ways to Countdown to School Starting

Fun Ways to Countdown to School Starting
Whether you like it or not.. School is just around the corner! Many moms and kids countdown the days until summer begins. Why not do the same thing for school starting? It will help teach your children not to dread their responsibility, but rather prepare to tackle it and enjoy it. This is specifically...
July 15th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Appropriate Complaints

Parenting with a PhD: Appropriate Complaints
Teach Your Kids to Complain! By: Kristen Berthiaume The punch line for this title is, of course, that your kids already know how to complain. They practice. All. Of. The. (Expletive deleted). Time. But, complaining appropriately is actually a skill that may not come naturally and a really important one...
July 9th, 2014 | columns & features, featured, to live | Read More

Tips for Boat Safety

Tips for Boat Safety
Holiday Weekends mean lots of people will be headed to the lake and beach. While many parents worry about their children’s safety around swimming pools, as they should and need to do, drowning incidents can also occur in natural bodies of water. Safety precautions need to be taken around all water...
July 3rd, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Is Preventing School Violence Possible? How You Can Help.

Is Preventing School Violence Possible? How You Can Help.
By Kristen Berthiaume: More bad news in the news: a shooting at a Portland high school, another on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, the murder of two police officers and one civilian in Las Vegas, and then gun violence right here in Birmingham at Glenwood – all in the span of six days....
June 25th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Tips for Making Family Fun Night… Fun!

Tips for Making Family Fun Night… Fun!
Photo by: Deklofenak - Istockphoto Summer time is a great time to incorporate some Family Fun nights into your routine. The kids are staying up a little later and Mom and/or Dad may be able to swing getting home from work a little early to help kick things off. Here are some ideas on how you can make...
June 16th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

What Dad’s REALLY Want for Father’s Day!

What Dad’s REALLY Want for Father’s Day!
By Daniel Evans: It took 58 years and two World Wars before Father’s Day would join the ranks of Mother’s Day as in officially recognized national holiday.  In the early 1900s, a florist remarked that, concerning the absence of an official Father’s Day holiday, “…fathers haven’t the same...
June 11th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Summer Naptimes: Staying on Track

Summer Naptimes: Staying on Track
Summertime is exciting. We get to go on adventures, barbecue, swim, and eat popsicles. It’s easy to get off schedule in the summer and while that is part of what makes it such an exciting season, it can also lead to exhausted children. If you happen to notice that your children are a little out...
June 10th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Parenting with a PhD: Spanking

Parenting with a PhD: Spanking
By Kristen Berthiaume: If you try to research how often spanking is used as a form of discipline, you’ll get 59 million different answers. It depends on the study, the ethnicity of the parents, the region where they live, religious  beliefs, etc., etc., etc. From what I can tell, spanking is used...
June 4th, 2014 | featured, to live | Read More

Balancing Business with Family

Balancing Business with Family
Summer is a tough time for many parents who do most or all of their business from home. Here are some tips, from veteran businesswoman, and busy mom Renae Christine on balancing your business with your family. •  Don’t apologize for your kids. We need to stop apologizing for our kids’ squawks...
May 27th, 2014 | to live | Read More