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.
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.
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
Trading stickers was huge and I'm really hoping it will make a comeback.
11/17/2017 14:37 EST
How can I impress upon them the importance of this very special day? I'll admit it's a heavy task.
11/07/2017 22:14 EST
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