“Eliminating the Awkwardness”: How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex (Guest Post by Donna Donaldson)

The night before my wedding, my Dad sat me down and asked, “Anything you want to know about sex?” I was 22 years old and this was the first time he had asked. My Mom said, “You graduated from nursing school, so we figured you knew more than us.” Talk about putting off the “birds and … Continue reading “Eliminating the Awkwardness”: How to Talk with Your Kids about Sex (Guest Post by Donna Donaldson)

Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Kids a Smartphone

The amount of teenagers who own a smartphone has increased dramatically in recent years. It was somehow decided that having a smartphone is an absolute necessity, and teens carry theirs with them every moment of the day! They use it while driving, sitting in class, and going to the bathroom. Most of them sleep with it … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Kids a Smartphone

How to Read to Your Kids

Nothing benefits your children quite like reading to them. This is especially true when they are young. Reading to your kids improves their speech, reading, and thinking abilities. It stimulates their imagination and fosters a positive attitude toward learning. And it improves your relationship because you are having fun together and giving them undivided attention. … Continue reading How to Read to Your Kids

How to Be a Stay-at-Home Parent (Guest Post by Amanda Donaldson)

Growing up I always thought of myself as a working parent. An eight to five Monday thru Friday job with a bluetooth plastered to my ear, business suits, high heels, protein shakes and salads, hitting the gym. What a perfect life, right? However, God had other plans for me. I am still a working parent … Continue reading How to Be a Stay-at-Home Parent (Guest Post by Amanda Donaldson)

How to Discipline Your Kids (Guest Post by Donna Donaldson)

Dare to Discipline (a book by Focus on the Family’s James Dobson) was a helpful tool for me when raising our three children. Discipline takes time, love, patience, prayer and consistency. Parenting is NOT for cowards is a true statement! Dobson states that respectful and responsible children result from families where a proper combination of … Continue reading How to Discipline Your Kids (Guest Post by Donna Donaldson)