Today is a special day on TwinCitiesView, we have a returning guest writer, Tracey Clayton! She has written a great and important article that I’d love for you all to check out…Enjoy!
This week is a tough week for me… I won’t bore you with the details, but just trust me when I say ‘my life is jam-packed with too many MAJOR events…’ and I admit, I’m not handling the balancing act too well.” Prioritize is a must for me, but I still am not able to find enough time to get important things done… Oh where does the time go? How does one get through these tough times and still be able to smile? Appreciation! when you feel appreciated it motivates even the most tired person. Think about all the little acts people around you do to make you feel appreciated, and even more important, how and what have you done to make someone you care about feel appreciated? [Read more…]
And so you’re born into this world, into your family, and immediately a special bond is formed, a bond like no other… As your parents take turns passing you back and forth just to get enough of your cute self and fill you up with their love, and just stare at the wonder of you, of life, of something they have created with love. They’d do anything for you! [Read more…]
Watch Out! It’s A Hurricane, No It’s A Tornado, No It’s A Tantrum… Run & Hide!
Great, you’ve started a fun game as a family, lovely memories to be made, yay! You enjoy these moments you have together to have fun, laugh, talk, and congratulate the winner on a game well played…and while you’re a good parent who doesn’t always let your kids win every game (so they can learn about the process of losing because being a good sport is important!) you notice your child getting irritated that he has fallen behind, this turns into rage and he’s about ready to burst when you again move forward and he is left behind with a bad turn… how can you get him to see the level of his anger so he’s aware of it and get him to calm down? There are simple steps to take when calming a child down, but this is a process and will take time to establish this ‘good habit’ to use all life long… because let’s face it, some people never learn this and they grow up having adult tantrums which is about one of the worst things EVER in this world… so teach them young is what I have to say about that! …and here’s how… [Read more…]
So you’re at a park, a kid is running out to the playground happy to be among his own age group to talk fart-talk, ramble on about Pokemon, Lego’s, Barbie’s and can’t forget about Shopkins, when all of a sudden one of the hover-parents comes along to change the entire atmosphere of the group… shoot the little Minions think, we’re being watched, run away from the kid whose parent is spying on us. Oh dang, your kid is thinking… all alone, so alone…
What do you think hovering tells your kids? How does it affect them? What happened between the generations that has caused parents to hover and worry so much? Why do we judge other parents as neglectful parents when they let their kids roam free in the park as they sit on a bench talking to others or reading a book? [Read more…]
Is there a right or wrong way to tell children Mama and Dada are no longer living in the same house, and that things are going to change for everyone? It’s a conversation that is difficult, saddening, and hard for kids to understand. So how can we make this conversation the best it can be, so they understand and still feel some hope for happiness in the future? [Read more…]
Michael J. Fox said it perfectly! Now get outside & live it up together as a family!
It’s summertime and the weather’s nice most days… it’s sunny, great breeze, everyone seems happy, what can you do with this special time of year? Hmm! who’s ready to get active, to gather your minions and spouse, even your friends, it’s time to get active, play sports together, run around, have water fights, laugh, smile, and create those memories… the time is now!
What To Do This Summer, Ideas & Gear For You!
Ohh pet peeves how you easily irritate me, how you get under my skin, how you make my blood boil and annoy the crap out of me… Why do we have pet peeves? Where does it stem from? What can we do to not let our pet peeves irritate us into a fireball of anger, and be more like a calm Monk to smile at the peeves while keeping a low heart rate? Let’s find out… [Read more…]
Oops you did something wrong! someone is staring at you with laser beam eyes secretly trying to explode your head, like some kind of powerful supernatural human. You know what I’m talking about… the narrow eyes that haven’t blinked in a while, the clenching of the jaw, the possible red face… Oh man! how can you fix this uncomfortable situation? Yes, an apology! not only will this make the other person feel better, but you as well! There’s a science to this apology thing, let’s dig into it and find out… [Read more…]
TwinCitiesView has a wonderful returning Guest writer, Emma Lawson, to share a topic we mothers can relate to… Enjoy this fun read!
You know you’re a mom when…
you do more in 60 minutes than most people do all day
Being a mom is not only the most wonderful and gratifying thing in the world but it is also the closest you will ever get to being a superhero. Every beginning is hard and motherhood is no different. Do not worry though – there will come a time when you will be able to do most of the things that used to take you almost whole day in an hour… and there will still be more work to do. [Read more…]