Let's face it- family life is a huge adjustment from your care-free single days where you were responsible for no one except yourself. It is a wonderful, joyous gift to be surrounded by family but there are times when things may be going less than spectacular and you think, "Is this really my life?" The thing to remember about raising children is that there are lots of phases … [Read more...] about How To Be Happy In Your Family Life
Last weekend, Mini Me and myself had a great little getaway. The key word being "little." It wasn't long, it wasn't expensive, it wasn't planned, it wasn't far. But it was the perfect simple family getaway! We are lucky to have a family friend who has a house on the Caney Fork River in Southeastern Tennessee, just about a two hour drive from our house. This friend was nice … [Read more...] about A Simple Family Getaway
The best thing to bring family back together, is to spend time together. That family time can come in various forms. Here is a guest post from Leon Scott Baxter, the author of the newly released parenting book, Secrets of Safety-Net Parenting, and the founder of the website SafetyNetters.com on his recent family trip. Last Spring, my youngest daughter, Grace, won a contest … [Read more...] about A Disastrous Family Trip Could Bring Family Back Together
There is not an investment wiser than spending quality time with family. The word “family” is a collective term, in other words, it is not just a couple of individuals living together under the same roof, but a group of people who are connected together and share good as well as bad times. Nobody knows you like your family and your family should be a source of comfort and … [Read more...] about 7 Important Benefits of Family Time
In my opinion, the crux of what's wrong with kids having cell phones with them all the time is that they're never just doing THIS- they're always on the lookout for something better, something more compelling, more interesting. And what that leaves me, and everyone else with, is a feeling of "not good enough", not interesting enough, a second choice or worse, a last resort. And … [Read more...] about Is Technology Taking Over Family Time?