7 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Children

Guest post written by Jen Holden

Think of a time in your teenage or early adult life when you were most proud of yourself. Who was there?

I’ll bet you recalled a time when you did something totally independent of your parents. They weren’t there to hold your hand, tell you what to do, and give you all the steps to success.

You did it all on your own, and that’s what made you feel proud.

Likewise, we all want our children to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and self-monitors, but a common problem today is that parents often “hand hold” every step of the way.

Parents tell their children how to do things and when to do them, which causes children to look to their parents for help in everything they do. This is the opposite of independence. Continue reading “7 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Children”

How to Find Your Mom Tribe

The following post was written by Guest Contributor Crystal Harris.

Let’s be honest for a minute – mom life can be hard! Sometimes it can feel like nothing more than paying bills, making meals and herding children from one place to the next.

To help us get through all the ups and downs of mom life it’s so important that we have a “mom tribe” – a group of friends we can call on for support as we raise our tiny humans.

At 3am a Facebook group may not be as helpful or supportive as you need it to be. We need real connections with people in our everyday lives who can be there for us when things get tough.

With that in mind, here are my three tips to help you make and nurture friendships with other moms as you build your tribe.  Continue reading “How to Find Your Mom Tribe”