Another year going by, and before we know it the Holidays are upon us. Don’t fret. Life is much more than how we need to have things, we cannot afford to buy. Our world is much bigger than keeping up with others just to ” look good.” Usually single mothers don’t even compete in those areas because they don’t have Read More »
Stories of Parenting, Friendship and Faith 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.
Many times we all forget to say “thanks” when others have helped us out, or gave us a helping hand. We strive to teach our children good manners and to remember to say “Please and Thank-You,” however sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we adults might forget to do the same. Maybe we are tired, cranky, or Read More »
We all have those days when we get overwhelmed and it seems like every time we turn around there is another problem. Life can be filled with those days. Sometimes the best way to combat that fatigue and drain, is through friendship. I once read that friends are like the windows to your world. I do believe that. You can Read More »
It doesn’t seem that long ago, when I was cooking the family meals for my children. Since money was always scarce the one meal we had over, and over again, was home-made pasta sauce and spaghetti. It’s pretty rare for kids not to complain about the same old meal, time and time again, but mine loved it. We had sit Read More »
As I sit here sipping my coffee, I am thinking about all of you single mother’s and sending prayers your way. Last night I was holding our newest grandchild, two month old baby Ella. As with my other grandchildren I see hope in their eyes. Hope that our world will maintain human kindness that will last a lifetime. Hope that Read More »
All too often advertisers are telling parents to pretend that vegetables aren’t in their children’s food. It’s as is if we aren’t smart enough to make the decision to teach our kids about good nutrition. We are. I feel it makes more sense to encourage our young kids about the healthy benefits of all fruits and vegetables when they are Read More »
Everybody wants to be in love. When single mothers decide to get back into the dating world again, it is not always easy. Not just because you have children, but because you start taking risks that might involve more hurt feelings, again. I would like to think that there is that one “best” time to start over. There isn’t. Some Read More »
In all of our lives as Mother’s, raising our children is the number one priority. Taking care of them, and doing right by them, is our responsibility. Every now and then, we fall short and struggle with our own uncertainties, and self worth. We all must remember to keep our focus on doing our best. Call on your strengths, your Read More »
If I had to choose one sentence that would best describe what I feel parents need to learn, it would be this: Be your child’s BEST ROLE MODEL in all the ways that truly count. Be your child’s HERO. Whatever you do, do it for all the right reasons. Be patient, then teach it. Be kind, then show it. Be Read More »
In all my years of raising children I was often asked, “How does it come so easy for you?” Easy isn’t really the right word. Parenting isn’t something that is easy or hard, it is your choice. Everyday when your feet hit the floor you can decide to make this a good day or not. I was one of those Read More »