Parenting

If parenting is your life's work, make it great. Resources and tips for being the parent you want to be and helping to overcome everyday challenges of raising children.

  • Mom Triumphs: Surprise Baby for Older Mom

    I love how Carla owns being an older mom, even though she’s not that old by today’s standards! Her story shows us what can happen when we embrace the unexpected. She’s real about all the feelings, struggles, and joys that come…

  • Having 4 Kids: What It’s Really Like

    Are you on the cusp of a major life change and wondering what having 4 kids might be like? Or maybe you’re just curious what it’s like for a friend or neighbor who seems to have their hands impossibly full. I’m…

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    Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers 2020

    Educational toys for toddlers and preschoolers don’t have to be complicated, loud, or annoying. In fact, after parenting four kids, I’ve learned simpler is often better. This post contains a curated list of educational toys that parents and kids are sure…

  • What It’s Like Starting a Family While Living Abroad

    Guest post by LaShawn at The Yokohama Life Back in 2010 I graduated from university and entered the job market during the worst economic recession to hit the US in recent history. Jobs were scarce, and the few that were available…