Communication, Current Events, Marriage & Parenting, Parenting, Relationship Management

5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

This 2016 Presidential Election was 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 was studying US History at the time, and the structure of… Read More 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Manage Emotions

Blissful Family, Blog, Current Events, Parenting, Relationship Management

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

Blended Families, Blissful Family, Current Events, Parenting, Relationship Management

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

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3 Lessons Donald Trump Can Help You Teach Your Kids

My girls were very interested in the 2016 presidential election. We watched the debates, listened to morning radio commentary, and Olivia even had a project for school. Alexandra’s school had a parent gathering to discuss concerns regarding the volatile nature of the campaigns and how it was impacting our children. No matter who you supported,… Read More 3 Lessons Donald Trump Can Help You Teach Your Kids

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9 Ways To Capitalize on Daylight Savings Time

This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission to help run this site. I only recommend products and services I have used and love, and all opinions are my own. Thank you for your support. Each fall as the weather gets… Read More 9 Ways To Capitalize on Daylight Savings Time

Blissful Family, Blog, Current Events, Education, Parenting, Relationship Management

JCPS to Consider Hiring Non-Violent Felons

For a long time, Harold and I disagreed the best way to educate our children. He went to private school; I went to public school. Ultimately, we settled on the schools that work best for our children individually, one public and one private. But it wasn’t without struggle. I am an advocate for public school.… Read More JCPS to Consider Hiring Non-Violent Felons

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Drink Milk. Save Lives. Dean’s DairyPure Fights Breast Cancer

This post is sponsored by Dean’s Dairy. But as always, all opinions, whether you agree with them or not, are my own. 😉 What are the top five things you buy when shopping for groceries? If you’re like me, “a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter” always make the… Read More Drink Milk. Save Lives. Dean’s DairyPure Fights Breast Cancer