Articles tagged with parenting
My Main Goal In Life
When I was younger and still single, I had a lot of goals in life that I wished to achieve at some point but things suddenly changed when I got married and then later have children. I find it surprising that I do not desire much for myself right now
Are Your Children Treated Like Royalty?
In the online world, we meet many writers. One of my favorite writers was someone I knew by the moniker of "littlefoot1026." I think that her real name was Donna. I enjoyed her engaging style, and found her to be genuinely interested in getting
My first baby-sitting job in almost 15 years
When I was in college, I was offered a job as a nanny for British diplomats. I have been working at a bookstore for most of my college years, but the pay was pretty low and I ended up spending all of my checks on books, so I never really came out ahead.
What Kind of Footprint Will You Leave on the Sands of Time?
While we are alive, each of us likes to think that what we do is important to someone. As we read obituaries and attend funerals and memorial services, we sometimes feel we are getting an entirely different perspective on a person than we got in our own in
What 'ya doin'?
I have been trying to squeeze in some work writing articles in between taking my kids to and from school, doing chores and more. But during the supposedly quiet time when I can write my son now has a habit of pulling my arm to show me something he is watch
Homeschooling in NY State - part four - Can homeschooled children attend college?
So, if you've been following my series about homeschooling in NY state, I hope I've addressed any concerns that you may have had so far. This particular post addresses if children who are homeschooled can attend college. It is a valid concern and one that
Homeschooling in NY state - part 3
First, I'd like to thank you for following my series this far. This part is the meat and potatoes of the series. It addresses the major concerns for a potential homeschooling parent in New York State. How do I do it once I've made my decision to do it
Gifts, Gifts, Gifts!
My kids are in for a real treat this Christmas. They will be getting the toys they have wished for from Santa Claus on December 25,2014. Thanks to the gift certificate that my husband won for his Best In Costume award at their Christmas Party at the office
I haven't seen my son in almost 3 weeks.
As my title says, I have not seen my son in almost 3 weeks. He just got back today, a few hours ago and now sleeps beside my mom in his full sized bed. I sent him with my mom and my brother to visit with them in the Bronx when they came to visit on Decembe
I love my children with all my heart but right now they are really getting on my nerves. All im hearing is i dont want to eat that or i dont want to eat this i want to eat that , or i want this for Christmas not that. etc All they seem to be worried abou
Giving children joy
Many people would get out of their way just to give their children happiness. I am glad companies like my husband take time to get events for families and their children. The last one we attended was for Halloween. The children were so happy to see all the
Brush Your Teeth!
It past my kids' bedtime and here I am again reminding them to brush their teeth. It is quite hard to call the kids and follow right away when they are so engrossed with their games or videos on their ipads. Anyway, i focus on their dental care since I gre
I was up all night
Because my mom with my son to sleep in the afternoon yesterday he woke up in the middle of the night asking for food. After I fed him some hotdogs which he requested he stayed up all the way to 2:30 AM. Of course I had to stay up late to look after him. No
What is your parenting style? I am not a parent and I don't plan to be for at least a few more years. I would say that I grew up in a somewhat sheltered household. My parents raised my 2 younger sisters and I in a Christian home. If it matters, I
A.D.H.D Is a big pain in the bum
My 14 year old was diagnosed with adhd( attention deficit hyperactive disorder) august last year and with medication she has got a little better but still, the things she does sometimes dont half push my patience, i find the things she does very hard to un
I hear nothing
After 6 weeks of chaos, constant noise, constant arguing, bickering, having to watch cartons and kids films, after constant demands for food/money/etc etc and hearing im bored for the 50 thousandth time, im finally alone. The children have gone back to sc
My childrens new chore game chart.
I'm sick of hearing my children arguing over what housework they want to do so Ive designed them a new chore chart. I used a flat piece of wood that was at the back of a photo frame and some small blocks for dice that got from my local craft chart. First
Before picture of my daughters afro hair.
This is my youngest daughter, she is ten and is my little monster, always full of energy and always chatting. She washed her own hair this morning but cant manage to comb it, i can barely manage to comb it myself lol. so my afternoon of relaxing is over h
A few tips for those with children.
Raising children is a rewarding and lovely experience, but oh wow can they really push you to your limits. I believe there is a time for disciplining children, a time for letting little things go and times sometimes when things get too much a good laugh i
10 ways to entertain your toddler
I have two children myself and i remember how tiring those toddler years were, not to say it gets any easier lol, they are still hard work , just in a different sort of way. These are a few ways i used to entertain my girls when they were toddlers, around
How Loud Is Loud
How loud is loud? Or, how loud is enough? Just asking this because I was wondering how sensitive the human ears are. There's a group of youngsters whose hangout is just below the building unit where I currently live. We are at the third f