It’s the last week of school for most moms in West Michigan and I have just a couple ideas for you: 1. First, touch base one last time with your child’s teachers. They’ve spent the year with your child and probably have a good idea of where their struggles and strengths are, so get the teacher’s input on things you can work on with your student over the summer. See if the teacher has any recommendations for books or projects to prepare them for next year. If possible take you
We all want our kids to talk to us right? When they were little we imagined sweet conversations about life, love and how much they appreciated the sacrifices of our parenting. Instead we’re faced with rolling eyes and a child that looks at you like you’ve just arrived on earth from another planet. We know that every day is not “fine,” and we long for our kids to sit down and share their life for us, but that doesn’t always happen. One of the biggest reasons our kids shut down
One day we’re wrangling preschoolers, tying their shoes and washing syrup out of their hair. Five minutes later they are taller than us and rolling their eyes when we can’t figure out how to download music on our iPod. Parenting teens is not for the weak. You have to be strong, have resolve, committed to holding your head up even when your child asks you to drop them off on the service road to the school so no one sees your cool van. A common complaint among parents of teens
I hope you never have to experience this, but when we sign up to be a mother, we don’t get to choose the journey. This was one of the most frightening times in my life. I Googled his symptoms and the page filled with one word “diabetes.” Before I knew it I was rushing to the emergency room with my 13 year old son while my husband was on the other side of the world walking the footsteps of Jesus along the dusty paths of Israel. I was a panicked mess. Josh was pale, lethargic a
Part 1: It’s Tuesday so that means that it’s time for my “Real Moms of West Michigan” post! And I have to tell you, I phoned this one in, literally!
I was in the parking lot of a MOPS group in Coopersville waiting to go in and speak to the group as I shared this with Tommy and Brook. Today I talked with Tommy and Brook about one simple word: remember. Remember what it was like to be little.
Remember the things you worried about.
Remember how it felt when you mom was too bu
Happy Spring Break!! If you would like to hear the segment, click on my STAR 105.7 page. Last week we talked about stay-cation ideas, this week I have one more… it’s a great time to teach our kids to (TOY) think outside themselves and GIVE. We have all these great ideas to entertain the kids and keep them having fun but let’s also use that time to remind them that right in our community there are huge needs and we can be a blessing to someone else and show our kids the awesom
It’s that time of year! Spring break is next week! That is really exciting if you are heading off to the Gulf Shores or some place amazing but if you are staying home you might be thinking, what am I going to do with these kids? NOW is the time to make some plans! I’ve got a few theme day ideas for Spring Break Staycations. A DIY Day in the Kitchen.
Get all the fixins for some of your kids favorite foods and let them go to town.
You could do pizzas, tacos, cupcakes or homem
I’m over at the Internet Cafe today sharing some stuff about homework, motherhood and my refusal to add 3 plus 4. I’d love it if you dropped by and gave some input! Confessions of a Mom With Too Much Dander #moms #MOPS