Category how to raise kids

Mom and son in grass

A Thought about Fun from a Tough Old Bird

Enjoy some time that your child will remember for years to come. It’s a fact we remember times better when we had fun. If you are, like I was, a serious mom or not too good at making time for fun you may need to make a plan. I guarantee it will be worth your effort.

Fruits and vegetables

Is Cheap Food Detrimental to your Health?

Even though we are always looking for ways to decrease our food budget, maybe it’s time to pay closer attention to the quality as well. As we choose foods that are delicious, satisfying, and nutritious, we are showing respect for our bodies, the people who grow our food, and the people who make our food.

Mother trying to instruct teenage son who is rolling his eyes in annoyance

Raising Grown Children-Detaching with Love

Parenting Adult Children When I hear mothers I coach talk about how their grown children are taking advantage of them it breaks my heart and it troubles me. Grown children are past the stage of a time out. You can’t ground them or take away their television privileges. They are making their own decisions and […]

Gail as cartoon of old bird

I’m a Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird Recently a young woman told me she liked my radio spots, “but you’re not a tough old bird.” I laughed. The truth is I do have lots of soft spots and I can be seriously tough on some issues. One issue that I remain tough about is something all parents need to […]

Raise Responsible Kids to Be Responsible Adults

Raise Responsible Adults Your goal when raising children is to get them to a point they no longer need you. We love our children so much it’s hard to imagine not hugging and loving on them as often as possible. By the very nature of motherhood we are attached to them. They cling to us […]