By Vicki Little It was a brown binder. Well, now I know it was a ledger in a brown cover, but back when I was kid, I just knew that when the brown binder and the calculator came out, I disappeared. Mom was never in a good mood when those things were on the table(…)
3 generations are asked the same question: “When you were a kid, what did you do for fun?” Watch how different the answers are…it’s really scary to see what is happening to the “screen” generation. #getoutside Want more great content from The Mother List? Sign up here!
©depositphotos.com/Syda_Productions By Vicki Little While I am still very hesitantly peeking at my toes in the murky water of the early tween years, my best friend has successfully gotten her oldest daughter through the early teen years and into college. I have learned a lot from the bumps she shared with her daughter, but one in(…)
By Vicki Little No matter what sort of family you were born into — large or small, average or dysfunctional, typical or Stepford — you can’t help but be affected by your family in some way. Jenna McCarthy at Parent’s magazine reveals that a longitudinal study published in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and(…)
By Jen Murphy It’s easy to be negative. Too easy. As a result, the daily behaviors we see from our children can become annoyances, the tendency to become negative takes over, and we feel that all we do is complain about these people we used to love, cuddle, and hug endlessly as babies. “He never(…)
Are you in the 86% of people in the U.S. whose job doesn’t offer paid family leave? That is an astounding statistic when you think about how important leave is for families that are expecting a child. This affects some more than others considering a large portion of this 86% are already living paycheck to(…)
By Vicki Little The relationship between parent and child is such an amazing, special, and unique bond. Most parents would do absolutely anything for their children. So why don’t we, as parents, treasure the relationship that created our children just as much — if not more than — the relationship we have with our children?(…)
By Vicki Little These days it takes something pretty amazing to pull people’s attention away from their screens. Luckily nature has provided us with the perfect alternative entertainment in the form of beautiful scenery, sparkling lakes, and majestic animals. Even better, these family-friendly places have enough room for the crowds on free days! So get(…)