Archives for January 2011

Raising Vegetarian Kids

Guest post by:  Olivia Van Buren “That is MEAT!,” my four-year old daughter will loudly exclaim every time we pass that aisle, the one I prefer to avoid for this very reason, in the supermarket. “SOME people eat meat. Those are cows, chickens, and pigs. See, there’s even a poster on the wall showing you […]

Balancing Small Souls & Long Working Hours

Guest post by:  Steve Waller Trying to hold down a demanding career and juggle family life at the same time is a situation that parents have found themselves in for what seems like forever. In times gone by it was more acceptable for the mother to be responsible for raising the children while the father […]

Falling in Love with My Milkman

Guest Post by:  Samantha Harrison Statistic Show that Women do More Housework; Oh, Really? I’ve been looking at some statistics recently. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, women on average spend three hours a day on household chores, excluding grocery shopping and childcare. To be fair, according to the statistics, men do more […]

Amy Chua Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Tiger Mother: She’s Not My Hero By:  Alan Carson Alan Carson is an ACPI© Coach for Parents and the author of Before They Know It All:Talking to Tweens and Teens About Sexuality. Alan’s website is www.coachforparents.net. Alan has also facilitated teleclasses for RaisingSmallSouls on a variety of parenting topics such as communication with teens, problem […]

Tips for Moving with Small Souls

Research shows that moving is one of the most stressful events in one’s life. That stress is not inclusive of just the adults managing the move – the anxiety, anticipation and worry also affect children as well. According to the 2009 U.S. Census Bureau, 37.1 million people in the U.S. moved, which was a .6 […]

Budgeting Tips for Young Families

A lot of young families have it tough.  Newlyweds are learning how to live together, starting careers, buying houses, paying bills, having kids: it’s exhausting and it’s expensive. New parents get a crash course in budgeting as soon as kiddo #1 comes along, be it for weekly things like food and bills, big items like […]

Taking Care of Young Children While Pregnant

Guest post by:  Tania Tod Are you expecting again, and also have small kids to take care of? Pregnancy, particularly its early stages, can be exhausting, and looking after a toddler can soon become overwhelming if you have another little one on the way. What can you do when your child wants to play with […]

The Secret to Having The Money Talk with your Kids!

Guest post by:  Lori Mackey Money, Money, Money, it’s all over the news, and parents are asking: How do I teach my kids the value of Money? Its simple just have “The Money Talk” and not just once… it’s an on going subject that should be part of your daily routine. Then it becomes as […]

Travel With Kids: The Basics to Consider

Guest post by:  Jennifer Williams Traveling with children requires a bit or creativity and a lot of organization. It helps tremendously if you make checklists and pack things in groups so that you don’t forget any vitally necessary items. Air travel has changed significantly in the past decade and can cause complications especially when you’re […]

Spend Quality Time by Traveling with Your Kids

Guest post by: Carrie Jensen Quality family time is hard to find these days. Parenting magazines consistently tell us to eat dinner together every night and unplug the tech devices, but with work, practices and appointments it’s hard to synch schedules and actually have that undivided family time we know is so important. An easy […]