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Is your child ready for music lessons? 0

Is you child ready for music lessons?

Many parents want their child to be well rounded and, in many cases, learn a musical instrument. There are few questions you need to ask yourself or your child to see if they are ready.

Tips to Get Your Child to Listen 0

Tips to get your child to listen

Sometimes kids are in their own world.  They are focused on what they are doing and not pay attention to anything else.  Other times kids hear you, but do not listen.  Here are 6 tips...

How I stopped my kids from being cranky! 7

How I stopped my kids from being cranky

My son is a happy kid, but naturally argumentative and pessimistic.  I love him to death; however, sometimes it really gets me down.  I tried everything to stop this behavior.  I sat patiently while he complained about...

Are you holding your child back? I was! 9

Are YOU holding your child back?

This week is our Spring break.  We are just sticking close to home this week, but we decided to take the kids skiing for the weekend.  It’s closing weekend here in North Carolina and the...

Is family ready for a new puppy? 2

Is your family ready for a puppy?

Almost all kids at one time or another ask for a puppy.  My kids do it all the time and we HAVE a dog.  There is something about a cute little puppy playing that...

Are you breaking one of your own rules? Are you showing your child respect? 1

Are you breaking one of your OWN rules?

All families have rules for their kids. We get upset with our kids if they leave their shoes out or don’t clean their rooms.   Most parents don’t approve if their child is disrespectful, talking...

Paper Eggs 3

Paper Eggs for Easter

Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to get out the decorations. Here’s a easy spring craft for your kids that is also great for a decoration.

I made a New Year's resolution to not buy cereal for a year and I did it! NO CEREAL!! Could you do it? Could you go a cereal without cereal? 2

A Year with NO Cereal

A few years ago my children where eating tons of cereal.  I wanted them to eat healthier, but cereal really IS easy and convenient.    I made a New Year’s resolution to go the entire year...