When another adult approaches your kid and offers something without your prior approval (even if right in front of you), this shows the kiddo that the other adult has a direct relationship with him or her, and it’s okay to consent without mommy. Set the boundary early that your kids aren’t allowed to take things […]
Author Archive | Heidi
I love to clean. People always look at me a little crazy when I say that, but it’s true. There is nothing more satisfying than opening my doors, turning on the music, and cleaning the house! I love to clean when I’m upset, happy, or stressed! I think that having a clean home makes it […]
I don’t know why my son builds models and displays them in his room without playing with them, nor do I understand why they’re important enough to cry over. But by taking a step back and seeing the situation not as an inconsequential toy but instead as a task my son was having to accomplish […]
Perhaps snuggling with your spouse doesn’t soothe you like it used to, or watching your kiddos play doesn’t bring the same smile to your face as it once did. Feelings that appear to have disappeared (though there’s no reason for them to have done so) could be a sign that you’re feeling the funk.
Having CPS show up on your doorstep is a fear for many. As a former CPS worker investigating allegations of abuse and neglect in two states, I can understand the anxiety that comes from having CPS arrive in your life. No matter if CPS is at your door because of an unfounded claim or real honest-to-goodness […]
Deep down, I know I made the right choice . . . people have to come before pets. But, it will be a long time before I recover emotionally from losing our sweet pup.
While in an ideal world these groups of children would get along and become good friends, that’s just not how it works. Classmates don’t have to be friends anymore than adults have to be friends with a coworker or someone at church.