Melissa here, from CloudMom, writing today about a topic that many parents struggle with – how to respond when your kids are disrespectful. Your babies are growing up so fast and sooner or later, they’ll start to get an attitude, or as many like to call it, the “terrible two’s.” So how should Mom or Dad react when their child is throwing their sippy cup across the room, or even worse, having a tantrum in the middle of the shopping mall? Here’s my go-to plan of action when my children get out of hand! Read more
Teens. Pre-adults with attitudes. This age group loves to put our parenting skills to the test. They’re also master manipulators with a lot to hide! Think I’m kidding?
Here are 7 things your teen doesn’t want you to know: Read more
I’m so excited to share the news about a FREE eBook that’s available for download. It’s called Super Simple CPR (http://www.preciousheartsbygrace.com/free/) from pediatric nurse and CPR instructor Grace Ghazarian. For years I was certified in CPR, a life-saving technique that EVERYONE should properly know how to administer when and if the time comes. Although I have not attended a class for quite some time, I’m certain that I could apply the skills I’ve learned and give someone a shot at living another day. This book was a great refresher, reminding me in very simple terms when, how, and what to do. Read more
Have you ever told your teenager to turn their music down because you can hear it blaring through their headphones? For years, listening to music at a high volume has been labeled a “typical teen behavior”; however, research shows that the rate of hearing loss among teens today is about 30% higher than it was in the 1980s and 1990s, and 46% of teens show potential signs of hearing loss with occasional ringing, roaring, buzzing, or pain in their ears. Read more
Every other week I share a list of 10 places where bloggers can get paid for their writing. This week I’ve compiled a list of places where your hobbies just might pay off. Whether you’re a weekend crafter or a hardcore golfer, those skills are worth their weight in gold. Well, paper, really.
Here are 10 places to get paid for your writing based on your hobbies: Read more
When we run out of ketchup, you’d think there was a national emergency. Around here ketchup goes on everything… from eggs to macaroni and cheese. It also works well covering up some of the cooking mishaps like slightly burnt meatloaf. Rather than settle for mass panic, the last time we ran out I reached for my grandmother’s recipe tin. Inside was a recipe for… you guessed it… ketchup. In fact, it was a copycat recipe of Heinz’s infamous brand. This is one of the last recipes she placed in the tin (date stamp), but I could tell it had been used. Probably more than a few times. Read more
Kids ages 8 to 18 spend an average of over seven and a half hours a day consuming entertainment media, according to a recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. With nearly as much screen time as sleep time, it’s no wonder that kids today spend significantly less time playing outside than past generations. Read more
Five years ago the more followers and fans you had on social media, the better. It was a numbers game. Numbers meant that you were someone influential. How things have changed. Social influence is no longer measured in quantity. Today this important metric is all about quality, particularly the quality of your engagement. How are you effecting others’ emotions? When you post an update on Facebook, do your followers comment in droves? Do they share your tweets like they’re on crack? Are they interested in your product and service recommendations? If so, you just might be influential. Read more