"I’m over homework, spelling tests and trying (and mostly failing) to be on time every morning. I’m fed up with projects and permission slips and dress codes. I’m done with school nights and organized activities and anything standardized," wrote Rachel Higginson. "Every single day becomes a stepping stone to what I want most. I want summer. And I want it now!"
"It wasn't easy being a single mom going back to school full time while working. There were many times I wanted to quit. I stayed up late, woke up early and, some days, didn't sleep at all," wrote local mom, Ashley Salem. "I had no choice. Failing myself and my son was never an option for me."
A child's response to something as simple as referring to their mom's boyfriend as a friend can be as individual and complex as a fingerprint.
My daughter, who is slightly overweight, feeds them foods high in sugar, i.e. doughnuts, pancakes with syrup, muffins, etc., for breakfast. She provides dessert after every meal.
Just because Molly Cavanaugh and her sister were excited about planting and gathering a garden full of colorful vegetables, didn’t mean they were compliant or enthusiastic when it came time to eat the “fruits” of their labor. Well, history is about to repeat itself now that she's growing a garden with her two children, who envision overflowing dishes of fresh strawberry shortcake and jack-o-lanterns the size of trucks come Halloween rather than dishes full of fresh Brussels sprouts, green peppers and tomatoes.
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If your child has never spent the night away from home with a friend, this could seem like a scary and uncertain idea. But with a little bit of planning and consideration, both you and your child can have a safe — and stress-free — experience.
My mom "gave me the greatest of freedoms, in fact — that being the freedom to fail. I took her up on that offer often enough in my younger years, by the way. In the process, I’m sure I caused her more than my rightful share of disappointment, but she loved me steadfastly through thick and thin."
"I'm learning that preserving what we're sharing isn't the point. It's the living moment that matters."
Dear Sassy Housewife: My 2-year-old son has recently started stripping his clothes off wherever he pleases! And it's not just at home either. Whenever he gets the urge, he'll just start taking his clothes off! I have tried to explain this isn't OK, but he still does it. How do I stop him from doing this?
Here are just a few of the reasons why your teenager's life just might be more stressful than yours.
Aside from maternity leave, it's the first time in 10 years Shea Saladee finds herself with the label "stay-at-home mom." After only one day, she was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. "Stay-at-home-parents, I applaud you so hard. After only one day, I cannot fathom a harder job," she wrote.
There are two lisp types that may be naturally occurring and are part of typical speech development. These lisps are fairly common, and approximately 85 percent of children will grow out of them around age 5.
The privatization of prisons has been a bonanza for corporations. A little-discussed side effect of locking up more than 120,000 women is the traumatic havoc on their children.
A flight attendant's complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission follows similar claims by four pilots a year ago.
Looking for something fun to do in Omaha this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place May 18-21.
"If I let my love rule, I’d rescue her during every struggle. She wouldn’t learn or develop the skills she needs to become the woman she’s destined to be. Crawl. Walk. Run," wrote Anna Lind Thomas. "I’d be raising another Mariah Carey as she gets carried around on a chaise lounge all day by shirtless men. Not on my watch!"
Everyone has their few services they can’t live without. For Jaime Wyant, the services she can’t live without are things that save her time and/or money. Here are her top four services she requires in her life.
Under the newest proposal, fathers and adoptive parents would also qualify for the financial relief, which would be paid through the country's unemployment insurance system.
"Fourth grade math is hard. I took calculus in college, so this should not be a struggle," wrote Jenni DeWitt. "But when I’m sitting at our dining room table with my fourth grade son’s big brown eyes staring expectantly at me for help, I get a little flustered."
Think you've seen Nebraska? How many of these destinations can you cross off your Cornhusker bucket list?
When your own child is driving, there is a good chance you have taught and influenced the skills involved. So you're less likely to feel nervous when he or she begins driving on their own. When a teenage friend is behind the wheel, on the other hand, that knowledge is rendered useless. Here's how one mom coped.
Motivate you teen by letting them know their privileges are to be earned according to their willingness to meet your expectations. When they meet those expectations, they have access to their privileges. When they do not, the privileges will be lost accordingly.
Summer is the busiest and best time of year. If you're looking for a fun way to plan out your summer while the kids are on vacation, look no further.
"I hesitate to call it the 'terrible' twos. It’s a lot of maniacal, hysterically funny ridiculousness, but it isn’t terrible," wrote Lynn Kirkle of her soon-to-be 2-year-old. "Perhaps we should strive for some alternative labeling."
Baby carriers have evolved over time to accommodate all budgets and lifestyles. Each type offers the same benefits and is a convenient way to move around with your baby. Read on to find which type is best for you.
Dog Gone Problems: A 7-month-old German Shepard/Husky has started going to the bathroom in her kennel. Owners can't get her to stop. Is it separation anxiety? Read on for David Codr's advice.
Making house renovations while having young kids in the house is never fun. Here's how one mom is doing it.
“It just took off,” said Richard Gottlieb, a consultant at Global Toy Experts in New York.
Here we look at five common linen closet organization problems and offer up solutions that will keep your space under control and make Marie Kondo proud.
Many educators, researchers and parents see the benefits of the planned lifestyle.
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