I was at the park the other day with one of my darling grand-daughters, she is a year and a half. I looked over and saw a mother with four young children. I raised five, so of course I couldn't help but notice. Her stroller was filled to the brim with sweaters, jackets, sand buckets, shovels, sippy ... Read More »
Stories of Parenting by Laurie
Laurie's parenting advice is profound and valuable.
Read Laurie's wonderful and touching stories of parenting, friendship and faith. The author has over 25 years of experience in caring for children. She worked from home as a Licensed Family Home Daycare Provider, and raised a family of five, for 14 years, as a single mom.
Her book Home Daycare and Practical Parenting cover a wide range of issues related to Home Daycare from a Provider's perspective and gives valuable information to new parent's and families as well.
In recent discussions with my daughters, we've been talking about the expanding role that mothers play in taking care of the whole family. We discussed the work schedules, and the long, exhausting commutes many parents have. I realize women have come a long way, but we still have to work on our ... Read More »
When I was a young parent there were more moms who were able to stay at home to raise their children. Most of course were married and had the support of a husband, and family to see them through any scheduling conflicts. Unfortunately in my case, as with many other women, I went through a divorce ... Read More »
What a great weekend ahead for everyone...time off work, and hopefully plans are made to be with family and friends, and some relaxing time is yours. On this Memorial day weekend, I couldn't help but think of ALL the mother's who have sent their sons and daughters off to war, never knowing if ... Read More »
Awhile ago I was having a conversation with one of my older grand-daughters who is 5. Lately she is becoming more aware that when people get old they might die. She asked me if I was "Old" and after an inside chuckle I answered. "Well, I'm not real old, but I am older than your mommy, because I am ... Read More »
Everybody needs love. Not a day goes by that I don't tell someone that I love them. There are a lot of hurt people in our world and the first way to connect is through compassion. Our children teach that lesson everyday. The way they take your hand, look at your face, cuddle in your arms, or bring ... Read More »
How many of you dread making New Year's resolutions? I for one stopped making them, long ago. There's a certain feel of disappointment if I'm not always on track, and then I question did I make them for the right reason to begin with. I like to turn those resolutions around and instead of searching ... Read More »
Think about your life, right now, at this very moment. If you had to do it all over again, would you? If you could take back the first path you walked on would you change direction? When you first met that "special" guy, would you have said, "next." If you could have gone back to school, held off on ... Read More »
It won't be like this forever. Your burdens won't last forever. Your bills won't be around forever. You won't have school forever. You won't struggle forever. You won't have car problems forever. You won't be around rude people forever. You won't have to hold your child's hand forever. You ... Read More »
A Mother's Son So often we talk about how to get through life as a single mom. What to do about our financial problems, how to manage the ever changing roles single mothers carry. We discuss the relationships of our past, and talk about how we can make better choices in the future. We share ... Read More »