Reflective Listening: Effective Parenting Skill

No matter how bored out of my wits I am, you would never find me talking to a wall.  I will not waste my intellectual diatribes on a non-responsive entity.  Same holds true for our kids. We all know that our children adore us so much that it … [Continue reading]

On Uniforms and Healthcare

As I was blissfully indulging myself in a medley of Radiohead songs, I was pleasantly surprised to see a chat message from an old friend.  Listening to 90’s music couldn’t have been more appropriate as a backdrop for a long overdue conversation with … [Continue reading]

Her Achy-Breaky Heart

I sported the look of a completely clueless mom as my daughter came home from school one day, all giggly and excited to break the exciting news to me: one of her boy classmates just whispered in her ear that he had a crush on her!  Totally thrilling … [Continue reading]

Why Tunics Work at Work

A single mom’s life is riddled with much anxiety.  Since there is a lot of uncertainty about my daughter marrying a wealthy prince in the future, I have to make sure that I provide for all her needs, so she doesn’t have to worry about finances as she … [Continue reading]

Looking for Financial Support for Your Kid’s Learning

Healthy children aren't just children that are physically fit, or kids that eat the right foods. They are also children that have access to the learning skills that are needed to ensure a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. Sometimes, it is … [Continue reading]

Easy Money for Your Emergency Needs

Medical emergencies often strike suddenly and without warning. In a perfect world, we would have an overflowing savings account to combat life's emergencies. Of course, in a perfect world, emergencies would never happen in the first … [Continue reading]

Mommy’s Morning Madness! Organize Your Mornings To Keep Your Cool

"This is a guest post from Anne M. of Green Eggs & Moms.  I get my daily fix of green eggs and great parenting advice from her blog.  I suggest you check her out too- her blog, I mean!" "Ahhhhhhh! Hurry up, get dressed or you'll be late … [Continue reading]

Is Your Child Worrying Too Much?

You can bet your bottom dollar that nearly everyone in this day and age dreams of hours spent simply lazing on a lounge chair with a tall, cold and slightly alcoholic drink in hand.  As for me, it’s either that or speeding along the freeway in a hot … [Continue reading]

The Single-Parent Trap

If there’s one thing I’ve never done before, it’s filing for a “missing person” case.  I feel this is something I ought to do now, because there’s this one person whom I haven’t really seen in a long time- me. I happen to be a single mom as a … [Continue reading]

Coping Strategies for the Pushover Parent

Hi! I’m Pepper, and I’m a pushover parent.  Yes, I’m starting to practice my spiel for when I begin attending one of those support groups- which will hopefully culminate in a night of unabashed alcoholic frenzy.  I used to be in denial, thinking … [Continue reading]