Summer Activities: Garden With Your Child

My grandfather had a garden when I was growing up, and I remember how different the vegetables taste from the store brought veggies.  With that in mind, I planted a vegetable garden.  My father was an avid flower gardener, so it's in my blood. 

I decided to involve my grandson when he was little.  He lives near the beach, so backyard gardening isn't a common theme in that area. When he visits in the summer he helps me with my garden.  He enjoys playing in the dirt and watering Mawmaw's plants, but most importantly he is learning about growing vegetables and flowers.  It's a great way to get him outside and moving.  


8 Benefits of Giving Children Chores

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Do you give your children chores?  I have found that many of our children have become entitled. They think they should have maid service, they shouldn't have to work for anything, and the world owes them.  Many make no effort in school and they have no respect for their parents or anyone else they encounter.  I wonder if their attitude is a result of them not understanding that things are earned and their are no entitlements.  Do they understand that mom is not a maid or their personal chef, and the roof over their head and food on the table is the result of work?  Many grow up not knowing knowing how to care for themselves or how to do things around the house.  They think it's okay to depend on someone else to take care of them.  


Tips On How To Plan A Baby Shower

Thinking of hosting a baby shower for a relative or friend this year, and don't know where to start or what a hostess should do?  Taking on the responsibility of hostess requires time, energy and creativity.   I've hosted several over the years, and I sure wish I had a few tips on how and when I should do things before I took on the responsibility.  I know your time is precious, so I put together a few tips on how to host a baby shower.  Here are our tips:  


5 Benefits of Going To The Library

It's National Library Week. Do you go to your local library or attend information sessions? Going to story hour at the library was a major event when I was growing up and raising my daughter.  I don't hear much about story hour at the library from parents anymore. 


15 Tips To Detect If Your Child Is Being Bullied

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Do you have a child in school? Are they scared of the school bully?  School bullies are a national problem in America's school systems. Bullies can be found in preschool, elementary, junior, and high schools. A bully is defined as a person with internal anger, resentment, and aggression. A bully also lacks interpersonal skills and chooses to displace their aggression onto another person. It's anti-social behavior. School bullies usually come from families who lack warmth and affection or from abusive homes. They are usually poor students and aggressive, however, this is not always the rule. A new bred of bullies have emerged. They are referred to as "brat bullies or cyber bullies". These bullies are usually seen as spoiled, and they believe the world revolves around them.