Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

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(…)

Google Just Made it Easier to Keep Children Safe on the Internet

Google Just Made it Easier to Keep Children Safe on the Internet

By Vicki Little As parents, it is so important that we keep our children safe. We do absolutely everything to protect them, buying the best car seats, following the pediatricians advice, making sure they eat well and do their homework. It is also important to parents that we raise our children to try their hardest,(…)

4 Habits That Hurt Our Kids

4 Habits That Hurt Our Kids

By Vicki Little Parenting is hard stuff. We are constantly second guessing our decisions, feeling guilty for anything that may go wrong, and simply wondering if we are raising our children to be happy, healthy, and relatively functional individuals. Despite our best efforts, simple everyday habits that seem so insignificant can actually hurt our children.(…)

The Pregnancy Pause Is Changing How Employers See Maternity Leave

The Pregnancy Pause Is Changing How Employers See Maternity Leave

The job market is hard enough if you have all of the education and skills companies are looking for. But if you have the education and skills and you have taken time off to have a baby…suddenly you aren’t as marketable anymore. Many moms try to avoid talking about that gap on their resume, while(…)

Memorializing Mom

This post has been republished from the Judi’s House blog. For some grieving families, Mother’s Day represents time to draw closer to one another and experience healing. For others, it brings on overwhelming or distressing grief waves. As the second Sunday in May approaches, Judi’s House offers the following suggestions. Planning ahead is one of(…)

Does Your Child Have Anxiety? Try These 4 Things

Does Your Child Have Anxiety? Try These 4 Things

By Vicki Little If there is one thing I have learned by being the mom of an extremely anxious child, it is how to make her even MORE anxious. It should be simple to help her, considering that I deal with anxiety myself. The problem is, that when you aren’t the one who is currently anxious you(…)

5 Non-App Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

5 Non-App Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

By Vicki Little I thought I had done everything right. I have parental controls enabled, filters on every device, and I monitor my kids’ online activity each morning — everything. So imagine my surprise when I picked up my son’s phone to find that he had searched for a word that shocked me to my core. After talking(…)

Our 2 Favorite Free Apps For Learning Languages

Our 2 Favorite Free Apps For Learning Languages

By Vicki Little We all know how quickly children learn new words. Utter a bad word just once and the next thing you know, those little sponges are repeating it to their Kindergarten teachers! Many parents spend a lot of money educating their children at private schools to ensure they learn to speak second or even third languages. Learning another language will help(…)