Here is some advice that I wish I'd been given at the start and it all begins with a soiled sippy cup.
Joanna Myers is a wife and mom of two girls ages 11 and eight. She has a degree in Child Studies and is currently working as a child-care teacher. She enjoys looking at both the humorous and universal side to parenting.
Maybe if I can just have them in bed reading by a certain time, then I can kill two birds with one stone.
08/27/2018 12:58 EDT
Perhaps we should let the kids learn to play on their own, throw away our feelings of guilt, stop buying so much crap and stop judging each other.
08/03/2018 10:46 EDT
I'm here to tell you that your bouncing bundle of joy will change everything about your vacation, but it will still be worthwhile.
07/17/2018 10:03 EDT
While it actually can truly be lots of fun, be prepared to be exhausted before you even get to the beach.
06/28/2018 11:17 EDT
As we round out another school year, I can't help but marvel over the many ways that teacher's impact the lives they touch.
06/18/2018 09:41 EDT
Let's give kids a break. They don't need to find a passion at two, or at eight or at 18... or ever, really.
05/31/2018 10:41 EDT
I did not choose to become a teacher for a reason. That reason is that I am crap at explaining math.
05/03/2018 17:01 EDT
I've come to realize the times we fail in parenting are necessary in creating character in our children.
03/23/2018 13:18 EDT
I believe that's why kids are granted a break at this time of year — to refuel — not to be shuttled from one activity to another every single day.
03/13/2018 14:37 EDT
Do we really need a day designed to pry the big bucks out of our hands for a bouquet of flowers that a week ago would have cost us half of that?
02/06/2018 10:35 EST
The guilt was crushing for a while, but I realized that there are so many things my kids and I have gained from my career outside the home.
01/29/2018 10:43 EST
Let's remember that we are only seeing a part of people's lives on social media. But what if we started posting pictures of our normal, everyday lives?
01/19/2018 11:04 EST
I think we all need to give kids some grace in knowing that trying lying on for size is a part of youth.
01/17/2018 11:53 EST
Let's find a way to cherish our children at this young innocent age, and find a way to hang onto that unblemished magic of childhood
01/02/2018 10:22 EST
I had become so caught up in being a mom, child care teacher and wife to really think about what I had envisioned for my life before.
12/27/2017 13:23 EST
My parents created a wonderful Christmas experience for me and I will always love Christmas because of it. But it's different now, isn't it?
12/19/2017 16:35 EST
Nothing hits the spot quite like these solo activities.
12/14/2017 10:53 EST
If you are just starting out as a parent, or even if you have older kids, here are some cool Christmas traditions that you could add to your list.
12/06/2017 13:43 EST
It's time to maybe turn the rotors on the parenting helicopter down a notch or two.
11/28/2017 14:37 EST
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