Is it ok for your child to say “No” to an adult or parent? As moms concerned about raising polite children, the gut reaction is, “No, it’s not.” But that may not always be the case. In an interview with Oprah, Elizabeth Smart’s Dad made a statement about how we teach our children to respect adults so much, we don’t give them any permission to say no if they feel uncomfortable and scared. So how can we teach and give permission to our children to say no when the situation ... Continue Reading
Teach and give permission to our children to say “No” when the situation demands it.
Keep winter skin from getting dry and flaky with these five simple tips.
Dry, heated indoor temperatures and cold outdoor air can wreak havoc on your skin. Add in rigorous hand washing and antibacterial cleansers (it is flu season after all) and you’ve got yourself a moisture emergency. Even if you live in a climate with a mild winter, your skin care routine still needs to be switched up. Brush up. Dry air means parched skin. Help minimize flakiness and encourage cell turnover by exfoliating at least twice a week. If your skin is oily, you can use a mild ... Continue Reading
Keep your kids safe and secure this Halloween.
Halloween night is only a couple days away. This means our children are getting excited and anxious to put on their new costumes and fill up those candy buckets. But, before setting out on your Trick-or-Treat journey, make sure you follow a few simple steps to help ensure the safety of our most important sweets ... our kids! Here are my favorite Trick-or-Treat Tips: 1. Always travel in a group. I prefer to walk with friends, and we ideally have one adult for every two children at a minimum. ... Continue Reading
Weather emergencies and natural disasters can happen at any given time, wherever you travel. Here are do’s and don’ts for when you’re away from home.
Family vacations are planned with all good intentions of enjoying pristine weather while taking a break from the demands and drama of everyday life. Therefore, vacations and weather emergencies just don’t mix. Earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms, tornadoes and other natural disasters can happen at any given time, wherever you travel. And since we can’t predict the habits of Mother Nature, the best we can do is prepare for them. In light of the recent hurricane and earthquake on the eastern ... Continue Reading