Category: Parenting

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break

5 Things You Can Do To Maximize Your Kids Summer Break
Today was officially my daughter’s last day of 1st grade. She ended the school year on a high note with honor roll all yearlong, a 1st place spelling bee trophy and excited about going to the next level. It’s my job as her parent to ensure that she has an active summer that stimulates her... Read more »

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Means More Than You Think
Today, is recognized as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” and also referred to as “Bring Your Child To Work Day” by some. I remember hearing about it as a child, however I never went to work with either of my parents on the day. Could have been because it was on school... Read more »

Too much homework is really a thing...

Too much homework is really a thing...
My daughter started Kindergarten last school year. She did fairly well, making honor roll throughout the school year. Her teacher praised her regularly, and she won first place in the all-school spelling bee. As parents, we are extremely proud of our little lady. What parent wouldn’t be proud of their child excelling across subjects with... Read more »
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Sorry Not Sorry: Kids Cry and Flights are no Exception

Sorry Not Sorry: Kids Cry and Flights are no Exception
I’m the type of person who may occasionally apologize for being bumped into, walking past someone, or other things that typically only warrant an “excuse me” or similar response. I’m not sure if it’s a woman thing, but I often find myself saying sorry for things that I’m not at fault for. One thing I... Read more »

Hold the shade: 5 things to consider before judging another parent

Hold the shade: 5 things to consider before judging another parent
I was almost certain I knew everything I would or wouldn’t do when I became a parent, before actually being one. That’s normally how it is. We probably said things like, “my child would never throw a tantrum in public” “or I wish my child would do that.: Most parents can agree that this role... Read more »

Five ways to maximize a kid-free weekend

Five ways to maximize a kid-free weekend
As parents, we typically spend every waking moment either with or thinking of our children. That’s expected, and many of us wouldn’t have it any other way. Some of us don’t necessarily have a flock of family members and friends waiting in line to keep our children for the weekend, especially those of us raising... Read more »
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Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home
I’ve been meaning to write a post about bully prevention in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. I saw a video this morning from Fox 2 Detroit that captured a few adults playing their part, to prevent a young girl from being bullied is what inspired me to get it done. In the video, what... Read more »

Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name

Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name
The internet has been buzzing all day due to the discriminatory comments Raven-Symone made about people with nontraditional, often referred to as “ghetto’ names. It all started when one of her co-hosts, Whoopi, brought up the topic of people being discriminated upon based on their names. This was a finding from a recent study, that... Read more »

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out

The "5 before September 1st" rule is stressing me out
Go-2-baby is almost four this year, which means it’s definitely time for school. I’ve visited preschools in hopes that I’ll find one that can guarantee her a slot in Kindergarten for next year. This might sound crazy, but I’ve been stressing over this since  she was born. Illinois, like many other states require children to... Read more »
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Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post titled, “There’s no girl or boy in toy.” On that post, I was in agreement that little boys or girls should be encouraged to play with toys they find interesting without being concerned about gender. I still agree with that to this day. Fast forward to today... Read more »