Rushing around to see family and friends? Heading out to do some winter shopping with the kids? Trying to make it to the matinee at the movie theater? I have found that it’s easier to get a bunch of errands done at once to avoid having to leave the warmth of our home more than … continue reading
The summer always brings the buzzing, biting, stinging creatures that wreak havoc on evening outings and picnics. In Montana, the mosquito is not the state “bird” as it is in Minnesota, but they can still put a damper on any boating or camping trip. The perfectly placed mosquito bite can create quite a localized reaction … continue reading
Girls tend to hold the spotlight on adolescent hormonal angst, but sometimes boys go through the pubertal stage just as dramatically. For many boys, puberty occurs rather suddenly and when changes do occur, they seem to happen all at once. In some instances, a boy will come back from summer break 6 inches taller and … continue reading
It’s summer! We all know what that means: the days are longer, the weather’s beautiful, and the kids are out of school ready to play! Long days may have you reaching for the closest thing on the shelf when the kiddos come running at snack time. Plus, busy schedules and active kids often leave us … continue reading
There are three common parenting styles including authoritarian, permissive, and choices. Take a look at your parenting and what style you might tend gravitate towards. Here’s my next video where I talk about how giving a child choices might be the best model.