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safe teen dating tips for parents and teens

Safe Teen Dating: 22 Tips for Parents and Teens

Unfortunately, bad things can happen to even the best of teens. And, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how fun the date is if safety is compromised. Safety first! While we can’t prevent every bad thing from happening, there are things parents and teens can do to dramatically increase the likelihood of safe teen dating. Each tip… Read More


How to Help Your Child Succeed [by Ashley LeBaron]

Helping Children Develop a Mindset for Success Children are very impressionable. Even the offhand comment can shape who they become. This can seem alarming to parents, but it is also a wonderful opportunity. As a parent, be deliberate and careful about how you talk to your children because it will influence how successful they become.… Read More


Silhouette Profile Portrait Tutorial

When my not-so-baby girl turned two this week (where does the time go?!) I made this silhouette profile portrait to capture her darling features before she grows up too fast. It turned out sooo cute, I just had to make a tutorial post on this in case other mommies wanted to DIY their own! These… Read More


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The Key to a Happy Marriage After Baby [by Ashley LeBaron]

Happy Marriage After Baby? Every parent knows that a baby changes everything—including your marriage. The stats can be really discouraging if you’re hoping for a happy marriage after baby: After the birth of the first child… 2/3 of couples’ marital satisfaction drops 1/6 stays about the same But the one we don’t hear as much about?… Read More


10 things productive moms do before 10 am

10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10 AM

It’s no secret. How we begin our day sets the tone for the whooole rest of day. Gain positive momentum by engaging in the activities that will put you in the mindset and pattern of success. Here we reveal the 10 things productive moms do before 10 AM. 10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10… Read More


How to Teach Your Kids About Sex [by Ashley LeBaron]

Kids are being exposed to sexually explicit images and conversation earlier and earlier—at school, at sleepovers, on the internet, everywhere. In fact, 93% of boys and 62% of girls view pornography before they are 18; some are exposed as early as age 8.[1] “The talk” is no longer enough. For parents, this can be frightening.… Read More


Tree of Gratitude and Thanksgiving How-to

Thanksgiving Day is all about giving thanks for the good things we have in our lives. That’s why a Tree of Gratitude and Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday craft for your family this time of year. Even the smallest of children can participate in this project and show an attitude of gratitude for life’s blessings. How to… Read More


DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

If Thanksgiving dinner was an election, turkey would totally win, right? Stuffing would probably come in as first runner-up, with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie trailing closely behind as finalists. So with turkey in the spotlight at this time of year, it only seems fitting to pay tribute to it via door. Hence, this super easy and… Read More


7 Ways to Show Your Child You Are Listening

Because communication is a crucial relationship building block, it’s important to show your child you are listening. As you listen to them, the trust between you will strengthen, and your child will begin to see you more as an ally, someone who they can confide in. Your child will bring up difficult topics, like bullying, much earlier… Read More


10 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied at School

As another school year starts, it’s important to take a step back and evaluate your child’s wellbeing. Do any of the warning signs listed below apply to your child? If so, your child could be experiencing bullying. Although we hope our children are never the bully or the bullied, sadly, bullying is very present and very real at school. Some children who… Read More