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Miracle Preemie Reunites With Godmother Nurse After 28 Years

28 years ago, Amanda was born three months premature, weighing a mere two pounds, one ounce. Doctors didn’t expect her to make it through the night. She was even baptized and read her last rights as her devastated parents stood by. Amanda’s mom and dad asked Nurse Chris Wallen to be the baby’s godmother. It made sense, because...

from Modern Parents Messy Kids

Top 10 Parenting Books for Raising Girls

Next month, I’ll be having my third child and my third girl. Which means that parenting little girls is always on my mind. Whether you have a single daughter or a whole slew of them, these books are full of great advice on how to handle all manner of parenting issues, from education to bullying …

from Hip Homeschooling

"I'm Bored!": Find out what this mom did to banish boredom!

Are you sick of hearing "I'm Bored"? Check out this bright and fun Bored Jar. Half simple chores (designed for kids ages 4-10) and half fun, imaginative play ideas, plus some blanks for you to fill in your own (based on your child's age and interests)! Come grab your FREE PRINTABLE!

from POPSUGAR Moms


How to Build a Home That Boosts Self-Esteem-The single most important thing you can give your child!

from Modern Parents Messy Kids

Top 10 Parenting Books for Raising Boys

I have a confession to make. Since discovering the absolute genius that is audiobooks (see here for a primer on how to get started if you’ve never read with your ears before), I’m rapidly reverting back to the bookworm I was a child. It’s glorious. This month alone I’ve read, and started a moms book …

from Parents

8 Fun First-Day-of-School Traditions

If your child is nervous about being away from you for a long school day, you can ease her jitters by reminding her you're always thinking about her. Shannon of Fairfield County Moms Blog made a set of mother-daughter bracelets when her daughter was anxious about starting kindergarten, attaching a sweet poem she found on Pinterest. Dads and boys can wear bracelets, too, so customize a set however works for your family.

Fill your children with good thoughts before they go to bed. Ask them about their favorite part of the day, praise them for a good deed, pray with them, and tell them they’re the best gift God ever gave you. They’ll fall asleep feeling ten feet tall. -David Young #ALittleGuide

Good to remember, when you are having a bad day would you want someone to make it WORSE? Kids don't always know how to say what is bothering them. Be their savior NOT their problem or antagonist. They will value you for it.

from Parenting

The 10 Most Powerful Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Parenting Quote: The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. Remember the 10 most powerful things you can say to your child.

from Mum in a Nutshell

How to raise happy children by being a happy parent -

Teaching children to behave gets better rewards when you're positive rather than critical. Positive parenting by Mum in a Nutshell