Why I Chose a Boarding School For My Child

As a child, I wasn’t able to go to a boarding school but I did have three friends who all went off this type of education. I don’t think that my education ever held me back from success but seeing how my friends turned out, I have long been a supporter of this kind of educational choice. It was, for these reasons primarily, that I decided to send my girl to boarding school a decision which I have never regretted. My second child is about to hit high school age and as such, I have been searching for the best boarding schools in southern California to see which suits him best. I have also been discussing with other parents the benefits of a boarding school education. I thought then, that I would share with you why I chose a boarding school for my children, and why you should too. Character … read more

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Do you vape? #VapeWhatYouSaid

When I first got pregnant my biggest concern was quitting smoking to have a healthy baby. Since I had been trying to get pregnant for so long, it just came naturally and I quit cold turkey. flash forward to my son being one. I had stopped nursing and started picking up old bad habits. Smoking just slipped right back into my life and I don’t even know how. A few months after I realized I needed to quit. I have asthma, my son was showing signs of asthma and cigarettes were just making things worse. This time, it was much harder. I wanted to quit, but my mind was not letting me. I was introduced to vaping. I had no idea what it was or how I’d manage to use it to quit smoking, but I gave it a try. To my surprise, it completely curved my cigarette cravings and … read more

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Ovation Brands Giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway is a sponsored post but any opinions are my own, thank you.  Giveaway host: Mom’s Gone Bronson.  THUMBS UP JOHNNIE! Ovation Brands are hosting various events at various Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations to celebrate the character of Thumbs Up Johnnie.  From Sept 14th until October 19th (every Thursday) between 5pm and 8pm, with the last one coming up, soon, you can head down to your nearest location and take part in the activities. GIVEAWAY! In the mean time, you can also enter to win a Thumbs Up Johnnie prize pack, consisting of stationery, Thumbs Up Johnnie books that are autographed by the author: Michelle Bain, plus 4 meal passes to any of the mentioned locations, courtesy of Ovation Brands. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning, is enter via the rafflecopter entrance form, … read more

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Caring and Sharing: How to Set the Right Examples for Your Kids

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Every parent wants their child to turn out in the very best way possible. This means that you probably want them to grow into the kinds of people who are happy to share and act in a caring way towards others. Those are not things that will simply happen by themselves, though. You need to take steps to set the right examples and put the conditions in place that allow your kids to develop in that way. Teach Sharing Through Play Teaching your children the importance of sharing with others is definitely necessary, but it doesn’t have to be something that’s really boring and unappealing for them. That would be counterproductive. Instead, you should find ways to encourage and teach sharing through play when they’re young. This can be as simple as setting up some games that allow them to share things out with other kids or your family. Show … read more

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The Joys of Motherhood

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Motherhood is the biggest blessing in life. The joy it brings on a daily basis is amazing. Yes, there may be times when you just want to rip your hair out, but the good will always outweigh the bad. You’ll know a love like no other, and the love you’ll receive in return is the best feeling in the world. Here’s a few examples of just how joyful being a mom is. Image Source Seeing Them Laugh One of the best feelings in the world is your baby’s first laugh. That huge grin they give you just fills you with so much love. From there on out, it’ll be hard to get them to stop. Even as the progress into young adults, being able to have that bond and share a laugh and a joke with your child is priceless. You’ll have inside jokes that nobody else will know, and … read more

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