raisingkidswithlove

You don't have to be perfect to be the perfect parent!

Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Hurricane Isaac…it can affect us all.


Talking to your child about events like Hurricane Isaac can help reduce their stress and develop their empathy.  As I sit listening to the news and the many hardships of our American brothers and sisters that have been in harm’s way with the recent hurricane, I realize that many of our children are hearing the …

Continue reading

TGIF!!!


Enjoy your Friday!! My favorite day of the week is here again.  I am looking forward to a “date night” tonight.  Even with being an “empty nester”, a date night sounds exciting.  It is nice to be out and concentrating only on each other and not the pile of laundry that still is sitting in …

Continue reading

Enjoy today……today


Time flies quickly…enjoy each moment.  It is a quiet morning…the oldest two are at work and the youngest two left to go back to college after the summer.  I am appreciating the quiet because I am trying to enjoy each moment for the moment.  But, I remember not too longer ago, sitting in this same …

Continue reading

Important recall notice on the popular Bumbo Seat!!!


    If you have this popular Bumbo seat…stop using it until you get your repair kit with a safety strap!! Thanks to the “heads up” from one of the Moms in my Mother Connection group, I was notified of a recall about a popular seat that many of you have purchased.  The Bumbo Seat …

Continue reading

Oh what a difference a year makes!


                                                          From one day to one year, what a difference a year makes!                                                            The first few months of my children’s lives sometimes felt like a blur.  Parents get VERY little sleep and are just trying to get to know their baby.  I can remember feeling that the first year just flew by and all of …

Continue reading

A few tips to help prevent your child’s tantrum


  Tantrums are a part of childhood…but there are a few tips to keep them at a minimum! One of my most embarrassing moments occurred in a grocery store several years ago, (OK many years ago, my son is now 19!).  I was trying to rush through the store before I had to pick up …

Continue reading

Mouth injuries, nosebleeds, and objects stuck where they shouldn’t be!


  This crayon would be easy to remove….beads on the other hand may be another story!…. 🙂 Ever hear that “hurt cry” and see your little one’s mouth bleeding like crazy?  I can remember walking into our son’s room seeing him seemingly covered with blood after he hit his mouth on the crib rail.  I …

Continue reading

2012-2013 flu vaccine dose recommendations are out…


Flu shot season is coming! I love summer and always feel a little depressed as I see the yellow school buses starting to show up in neighborhoods.  Even though I don’t have any children that are young enough to head to the bus stop, I just feel a little sad when I see those summer …

Continue reading