Blissful Family, Blog, Current Events, Parenting

Dear Michelle Gregg – This Needs to Be Said

Dear Michelle Gregg Ever since I read about the incident with your family at the Cincinnati Zoo, I have had strong feelings. You see, I am from Cincinnati; born in Bethesda Hospital and raised in Silverton. Attended Silverton Elementary School – in its old location, not the one in the middle of Silverton Park. And… Read More Dear Michelle Gregg – This Needs to Be Said

Blissful Family, Blog, Communication, Parenting

Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

Parenting through the transition from adolescence through puberty is an emotional rollercoaster.  There are so many changes happening to a child in this phase of life. Physical changes are the most obvious and the ones parents often give the most attention.  It’s rather difficult to ignore the odor of a teenaged boy’s room. Social changes are… Read More Helping Your Teenager Manage Stressful Situations

Blissful Family, Communication, Current Events, Parenting

5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

This past week has been highly emotional for our family. Olivia and Alexandra were both very interested and involved in the progress of the presidential election. Olivia had a school project following both candidates, their platforms and policies, and even analyzing the debates. Alexandra is studying US History in school this year, and the structure… Read More 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

Blended Families, Blissful Family, Current Events, Parenting

Blended Family By Alicia Keys Explains It Perfectly

I grew up the youngest of 4 children in a blended family.  In fact, all the brother/sister pairs in my generation of extended family were formed by blending families. I was in college before I knew it was considered “not normal.” In the 80s the term blended wasn’t widely used; we were just family. When I made… Read More Blended Family By Alicia Keys Explains It Perfectly