Faith & Spirituality, Hope & Happiness, Life & Learning, Loving Motherhood, My Story, Teaching your kids...

OVERCOMING MY PAST: THAT SINGLE MOM ON WELFARE

When food ran low before our next voucher, I sat with my older girls (then about 7 and 6 yrs old) and apologized to them for our struggles, I held them and cried and made them promise not to make my mistakes - I told them they would only go hungry with me a few times but if they concentrate on their education then when they become women like mommy they will never be hungry again and they had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and never have to make them. I gave God thanks that my life was the sacrifice for them to see what happens if you dont take your future seriously and commit to walking right...

Baby 2 Toddler, Kiddie Crafts & Activities, Teaching your kids...

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO READ: IT IS A TEAM EFFORT!

Being a fluent and confident reader is one of the greatest skills we can provide to our children. At one point in human history learning to read was a priviledge that only royalty and nobility had access to. As parents we must seize every opportunity to provide our child with the tools to become fantastic readers so that they are able to search out and understand written text and information.

Faith & Spirituality, Loving Motherhood, Teaching your kids...

3 VALUES EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE TAUGHT BY THEIR MOTHER

So many mothers have lived that heartbreaking feeling of seeing your child hungry and having nothing and no way to feed them - even if only for one night, this feeling can tear a mother to pieces ...

Loving Motherhood, Teaching your kids..., The Mom Zone

BIG SISTER LITTLE SISTER: REDUCING THE RIVALRY

All in all I appreciate that differences are to be expected and all eyes are on mommy to see how she handles these situations and I am keen on admitting that my behavior will surely be mimicked by my girls so before I act on anything these days I stop, breath and try to remember to ask myself "would I want my kids to say/do this?".

Baby 2 Toddler, Teaching your kids..., The Mom Zone

HOW TO TEACH YOUR TODDLER: LETTERS, NUMBERS & MORE

Teaching your toddler through song and dance or bright, colorful play-type activities is the ideal way to start. I have used a combination of reading, singing, dancing, flash cards and daily conversation to build my toddlers' confidence and familiarity with colors, numbers, letters, sounds and words with each of my six eldest of seven daughters.

Baby 2 Toddler, Teaching your kids..., The Mom Zone

ABCs & NUMBERS: TEACHING TODDLERS

Learning the alphabet and how to count is a fundamental step for every toddler - these two basic learning tools set the foundation for a bright future of life-long learning. It is often recommended to introduce your child to letters and numbers from as early as 6 months, however, this should be limited to songs, music and dancing the "numbers song" or "ABC song".

Teaching your kids...

STORY-TIME SPECIAL: READING WITH YOUR TODDLER

Starting early with daily reading in a fun, exciting and loving fashion is one of the best ways to accelerate your child's learning abilities. Choosing a particular time of day to have story time with your toddler is also a good ideal this means they know what is expected of them and what to expect of you at that time - it is reading time, a time when little angel and mommy sit together and look at books and perhaps read a few.

Pageant Life, Teaching your kids...

7 INTERVIEW TIPS EVERY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHOULD KNOW

If you have ever entered a pageant you would have been coached on interview etiquette and taught how important the interview aspect of a beauty pageant is to your overall score. The interview is your only moment to speak directly with the judges and to give them an opportunity to get to know you a… Continue reading 7 INTERVIEW TIPS EVERY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHOULD KNOW

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POTTY-TRAINING TALE: MY EXPERIENCE WITH TODDLER DAUGHTER #6

Potty-training my first daughter was an absolute breeze, I sometimes feel she potty-trained herself. We went to the kiddie store one day, bought cute princess underwear and started from there. The first day, I removed her diaper and she went about her day coloring and playing as usual until nature called...