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Helping Our Children Embrace Who They Are

Parenting

Lesson: Deanna Singh, a former colleague of my husband, recently published a children’s book entitled I am a boy of color. Not long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting her and she spoke of her inspiration behind writing…

The Art of Dating At Home

Parenting

Lesson: As parents of young children who are very particular about whom we allow to babysit, my husband and I have pretty much mastered the art of having “date night” at home. With the busyness that comes with being…

Making Traditions Memories

Parenting

Lesson: A very practical way that we can enrich the quality of our children’s lives is by building traditions that they can hold onto throughout their lives. Family traditions can give children security when the time comes that they…

Words vs. Actions

Parenting

The Lesson:“Kids don’t do what their parents’ say, they do what they see their parents do. So who was to blame here?” –Harlen Coben I recently came across this quote and the truth of it really spoke to me.…

The Importance of Teaching Accountability

Parenting

Lesson: We must teach our children to be accountable! If we don’t teach our children accountability they will become adults that think nothing is their fault and that they are entitled to everything. I’m sure we can all think…

Raising Team Player

Parenting

Lesson:Recently one of my college roommates and I had a conversation about the benefits and life skills we acquired while being a part of organized sports and activities when we were younger. She was in the marching band and…

Social Media: Good or Bad?

Parenting

  Lesson:I recently joined social media full throttle as a means to connect people to my blog and start sharing things that have helped me in life. I wanted to share things that I have learned professionally and personally, with…

Your Dreams vs Their Dreams

Parenting

Lesson: Are we pushing our children to fulfill our lost dreams or teaching them to dream for themselves? It’s very natural for parents to want better lives for their children. Actually we should! No parent wants their child to…

Your Words Have Power

Parenting

Lesson: I think many of us mindlessly say things on a daily basis without weighing the effect of our words. Our words have power, good or bad, a lesson that my second mother (my Aunt Velma) drilled into my…