Communication, Current Events, Marriage & Parenting, Parenting

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, Education, Family Management, Parenting

Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

Growing up I was often considered a gifted and talented kid. I excelled in math and science. I won my school spelling bee two years in a row. I received the Presidential Physical Fitness award at the highest level. I was first chair flute in band. I was even permitted to join the choir a year early based… Read More Multiple Intelligences: How Is Your Child Smart?

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

Blog, Family Management, Marriage & Parenting, Parenting, Time Management

Strategic Family Management – How It Can Change Your Family

This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click on a link and then make a purchase, I will receive a small commission to help me run this site. Your support is appreciated. “You sound really smart. Smart doesn’t sell. Soften your message to attract more women.” A former coach actually said those… Read More Strategic Family Management – How It Can Change Your Family

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