For Every Mom

4 New Year’s Resolutions This Mom Can Keep

Parenting is hard. Keeping New Year’s resolutions is also hard and it’s one more thing to make me feel guilty about what I’m not doing. Resolutions about parenting usually involve not yelling so much at the kids or packing healthy school lunches rather than junk food. By January 14th, I’m losing my temper and sending the kiddos off to school with chips and cookies.

Rather than losing those 10 elusive pounds, here are five resolutions I can keep. It was published in For Every Mom on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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How To Avoid the “Gimmies” at Christmas

Have you ever heard these words after a child opens a thoughtfully-given present: “Is that all?” It’s time to raise children who are less selfish and less disgruntled with the gifts they receive. How can you raise generous, gracious children who think more of others than themselves? Tis the season to start and here’s an article to get you going.

This article was featured in For Every Mom. The byline was:

These 5 ways to avoid the “gimmes” with your kids this Christmas are spot-on sage advice.

http://www.foreverymom.com/5-ways-to-avoid-the-gimmies-at-your-house-this-christmas/