The Benefits of Being an Older Mom

I was surprised to learn that some of my friends consider me a “young” mom. At 38, with two kids and a career, I don’t feel very young anymore! I mostly feel old and tired. 🙂 But as my older (almost 50) friend M. patiently explains, when you have your first child at 28 and your second at 30, that’s considered pretty young in today’s standards.

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How to Connect with Your Teenager

It’s completely natural for teenagers to prefer the company of their peers to that of their parents. But teens do need your guidance and they need to know that they can rely on you. One of the biggest challenges of parenting teens is walking the fine line between “being there” and “nagging.” Here are a few tips for creating natural opportunities to connect with your teenager without forcing yourself on them.

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Emergency Preparedness: Three Basic Steps

 

No one likes to think about it, but being prepared for a disaster – whether natural or man made – is an essential part of taking care of your family. You don’t need to think about it and worry about it every single day, but you should definitely have an emergency plan in place, share it with your family, and review it together once a year.

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Family Game Night: Create Lasting Memories

family_game_nightI love our family game nights.

I don’t know how things are for you, but I never spend as much time with my kids as I would like to. Between working part time, managing the house, driving them to play dates and to after school activities and making sure they do their homework, we rarely find the time to just spend time together and have fun.

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