MS. SIMPLICITY Going On A Guilt Trip
As a parent I travel down the guilt trip road far too frequently. I don't know where it came from. But it is there, that little voice in my head telling me I could do better. Telling me I should be ... Posted on 11/22/13 at 8:45 AM
THE NEW FORTY Let the debates begin...
My daughter Cheyenne has decided to join the high school debate team. I am excited about this. And I am also a little bit afraid.
I am excited because I think it will be a great growth experience for... Posted on 11/14/13 at 8:38 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER How Parents Can Control Their Anger
As children grow up they want to be just like their parent/guardian, acting and talking just like their "hero's". They remember these repeated actions through and conversations and even though a child... Posted on 11/5/13 at 2:45 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES A Simple Fall Bucket List
Here I go again with this autumn 'stuff.' There are some hilarious memes out there, making fun of how fall is every white girl's favorite season; maybe it's true! But it really is the most wonderful ... Posted on 9/16/13 at 8:10 AM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG It's Your Kid, Be the Parent or STOP HAVING CHILDREN
As I get older and have more life experience I learn many things. An observation I have noticed for quite some time now is the adults who don't parent their children and some of these adults just keep... Posted on 8/31/13 at 4:40 AM
Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan ($54,200), or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare.
At my daughter’s last dentist appointment, the hygienist gave her a xylitol sucker, noting that these sweet treats could help prevent cavities. Considering the large dental bill she gave me, I was intrigued. That’s why Spiffies Tooth Wipes caught my eye.
Whether it’s sporting bright green hair or a new way of dressing, teen rebellion can be harmless. But it can also be dangerous when teens embrace risky behaviors such as drinking, drugs or running away from home. Regardless, it can be a confusing and challenging time for both teens and their parents.
There are definite upsides to having children: they’re cute; they’re super cuddly; and they come with certain tax benefits. There are also downsides: they puke a lot; they don’t clean up said puke; and they do socially inappropriate things in public (the more public, the better as far as they’re concerned).
We’ve all seen it — the emotional build-up, the red crumpling face, the outburst of crying, screaming or worse. A child’s angry explosion may leave parents feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to handle it — or to bridle their own frustration.
I’ve been a lifelong 49ers fan, and I’m in the process of raising two boys to be lifelong 49ers fans, and it hasn’t been easy. I’m married to a Vikings fan, but like I’ve said before, every Supermom needs a challenge.
Krissy Nelson’s freedom was only minutes away. The mother of two had tucked her children into bed, and she was imagining her blissful evening on the couch when she heard her 3-year-old daughter Jenessa say “Mommy, I have to go potty.”
I love my day care provider. Not only does she take wonderful care of my son, but she’s also great at sneaking little lessons into everyday play. But the lesson that has amazed me the most so far is when she taught him how to put on his coat all by himself.
Trina Whitney is a beloved member of a family she isn’t related to.
As a nanny for Amy and Kris Helm of Grand Forks, she spends more than 45 hours a week caring for their twins Kole and Avery, 6, and Jackson, 5, in their home.
Author Jennifer Finney Boylan says there is more to being a mother than giving birth and in her newest book, “Stuck in the Middle with You,” she chronicles her transgender journey from being a father to a mother.
While a new school year presents exciting possibilities and new experiences, it also holds potential for bullies to make life difficult — or worse — for kids. What, if anything, should parents do if their child has been harassed by another student?
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