Archive for 'Family Life'

Step Siblings

Step Siblings

The challenge of life with step siblings. Step Siblings When a parent with children remarries another parent with children, a whole new family dynamic is created. Mark Ackerman, author of Does Wednesday Mean Moms House or [...]

Granparents and Divorce

Granparents and Divorce

A look at the role grandparents play after a couple divorces. Grandparents and Divorce Grandparents play a special role in children’s lives, but when a child’s parents divorce, a grandparent’s role can change.  However with the [...]

Discipline and Divorce

Discipline and Divorce

How to set the rules when kids live in two homes.  Divorce and discipline. Discipline and Divorce One of the challenges of divorce is raising children in two different households with two different sets of rules.  [...]

Adjusting to Divorce

Adjusting to Divorce

 A look at just how long it takes for children to adjust to divorce. Adjusting to Divorce No one goes into a marriage hoping for divorce, but sometimes it’s the best choice for a couple.  Fortunately, [...]

Divorce and Childhood Fears

Divorce and Childhood Fears

What scares kids the most about their parents’ divorce? Divorce and Childhood Fears Divorce is a huge life event for a child, and seeing their parents split can bring out some of their biggest fears. But [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special.  Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

A few how-to directions when it comes to playing with our kids. Summer Activities The last thing most parents want to see is their child vegging out on the couch all summer, watching TV or playing [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Preparing Kids for Overnight Camps

Sending children off to their first overnight camp can give both parents and children a case of the jitters. But with a little preparation, residential camp can be the thrill of a child’s lifetime. Going away [...]

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting Out-of-Town Relatives with Children

Visiting friends and a long lost relatives in other cities is often a great break for parents.  As nice as these visits may be, it’s difficult for children to be on their best behavior. In fact, [...]