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Volunteer Opportunities for Kids & How to Find Them

Image Credit: Unsplash.com You don't need to partner with a charitable organization to start volunteering. Volunteer opportunities for kids are available for all ages. From infants to high school students, there are lots of opportunities for kids. When kids get...

5 Things Bad Parents Are NOT Doing

I've always been very vocal about my disagreement with the social tendency to arbitrarily blame parents, for everything. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. There is no single "right way" to parent.  Whether it be circumstance, values, culture, a parent's own...

Parenting Then and Now

This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. All opinions are my own. THEN That smile! It gave me such joy to see your smiles with every accomplishment. Tying your shoes, getting your seatbelt on all by yourself and your first-ever soccer...

Parenting Teenage Boys: 6 Rules for Moms

Parenting Teenage Boys: 6 Rules for Moms A few months ago I got to visit my family in Oregon. My youngest sister had just given birth to her fourth child, Giovanni. It was a very emotional time for me because I hadn't seen my (now) six nephews (from my sister's) in...