Parenting Tweens: Is It Time For Rules or Relationship?

Disclosure: Dream Resorts provided an all expenses paid trip to Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa including travel, accommodations and activities. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #MomsEscape #MotherDaughterEscape #ad  Parenting tweens.  It can be a challenge.  Your child will be changing, growing up, experimenting and testing everything around them, including you.  I recently had lunch with a woman whose daughter had just left home … [Read more...]

Real Life. Real Stories. Be Active, Because “Like Mother, Like Daughter”.

"Like mother, like daughter." I looked up the meaning of the idiom,  "Like mother, like daughter" and The Free Dictionary said, "Daughters tend to do what their mothers did before them."  Uh, oh!  That makes me nervous. I'm happy to say that I have passed on at least one positive thing to my daughter.  This year she joined the Run Club at her school!  I was so excited.  If you've been reading KLY, you know that I started running last year.  I … [Read more...]

Book Review: “What Color is Monday?” by Carrie Cariello

“What color do you see for Monday?” my son Jack asked as I heaved a chicken into the oven.  “What?” I said distractedly, turning from the oven to slice some potatoes at the counter.  It was late afternoon one day last fall, and I was preparing dinner and managing the demands of homework and tired toddlers.(One was in a tiara.) "What color is Monday?” he asked again, his robotic voice rising ever so slightly in irritation.  “I don’t see Monday … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms by Kristine Carlson

About the Book In the first new Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book in nine years, Kristine Carlson shows how moms can live with less stress and more happiness. Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms reveals how to: Be a Mom, Not a Friend Balance Being a Woman and a Mom Pursue Your Passion, But Not at … [Read more...]

Join Rosie And Me at LeapFrog’s Free Summer Camp – Starts June 4th – Avoid the “Summer Slide”! #CleverLFCamp and #spon

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring my post about Leapfrog Summer Camp. To sign up for LeapFrog Summer Camp, please click here. #CleverLFCamp #spon The amazing people at LeapFrog are offering a special program for parents and kids (age 4-7) to help make summer learning fun! Children experience a loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer.  Studies show that "Summer Slide" is estimated to be equal to about 1 month, but this … [Read more...]

Parent-Student-Teacher. It Doesn't Have To Be the Bermuda Triangle!

Your child's teacher may be the second most important person in their life, after their parents.  Do you remember your feelings about your teachers?  There may have been awe, respect, fear, and love.  But what is universal is that there were strong feelings - it is a significant relationship.  Experts say that the teacher has the most impact on a child's learning success. The parent-teacher partnership can contribute to the likelihood that the … [Read more...]