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 guilt-obsessed view of ourselves. Women must nurture the 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.
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 you to 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 high and low for the Read More »
Please forgive me with this article. Usually I like to write uplifting stories that inspire us to be our best, do our best and be grateful for all that we have. Certainly, there is enough sadness in our world everyday, to remind us all, that many others are worse off. As I sit down to write I couldn’t help but 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 that 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 won’t have to brush your daughter’s hair forever. You won’t have 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 our worries, our burdens, our Read More »
Really? No, there is no such thing. Just as the magazines and media can present the photo-shopped perfect image, (again, no such thing)… moms can get caught up in that whole notion of comparing themselves to what looks like the “perfect” mom. Mapping out quality time with your kids, getting your laundry washed for your family, putting food on the Read More »
Our 4th of July was a little different this year. Like many families, ours is scattered in different corners, and except for the main Holidays, it’s getting more and more difficult for all of us to get together. I had contacted the kids a few weeks back and told them our family dog of 16 years was in failing health. Read More »
I was lucky to have raised my children, back in the days where families shared fireworks, and block parties. We lived in a cul-de-sac. Every 4th of July family and neighbors pitched in and bought fireworks. Back when I was married, we splurged on extra “spinning flowers” to throw in the street. In those days, family and neighbors sat on Read More »