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How To Avoid Being A Helicopter Parent


A parent’s first priority is to protect their kids from harm. No parent wants to see their child experience disappointment, failure or pain. As a result, parents sometimes become a helicopter mom or dad and hover over their child’s every move. Kids need involved and active parents in order for them to successfully mature. However, if parents constantly hover and prevent them from failing at every turn, kids never have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. Read More »

How to Successfully Co-Parent


Divorce is hard enough to go through as an adult, however, when kids are involved the struggle can reach a whole new level. I’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts that will make co-parenting a little bit easier, so that you and your ex are able to focus on being the best parents you can be. Read More »

Disciplining: Thinking Outside the Box


By Daddy Nickell As a parent I know that for every bit of fun and enjoyment to be had with children around, there’s always the possibility of consequences and necessary discipline, too. It’s the parent’s responsibility to teach their children right from wrong, as well, as how to behave, how to treat others, etc. – I know, it’s a BIG ... Read More »

Let’s Talk Football:

Family watching sports on TV and cheering.

It is that glorious time of year when the temperature cools and the leaves change to beautiful shades of reds and orange. Then there is the beautiful aroma of pumpkin, apple, crisp autumn air and PIGSKIN! That’s right, football season is here and it is in full swing! I know for many moms, football is all irreversibly stained clothes and filthy kids (which is ok!). Not to mention the trance that the men in our lives fall into when the game is on and the second language they suddenly pick up. Fear no more ladies. Here are nine of the most commonly used terms in football so that you can decode that jibberish your man is saying, as well as more practical uses for the terms as they apply to life as a mom! Read More »

10 Ways To Make Carpooling With Kids Easier


Busy families rely on carpooling moms and dads to get their kids to and from school and extra-curricular activities on time. Carpooling can be a real nightmare if you’re not organized. Below are 10 tips to help you keep your sanity and get the kids where they need to be on time. Read More »

Tips to Build Self-Esteem in Kids


A healthy self-esteem is the foundation to a lifetime of positive mental health and social happiness. How you feel about yourself affects how you behave and how you treat others. Kids who understand their own strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflict and resisting negative pressures. It’s our job as parents to help build our children’s self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves. Daddy Nickell offers a few tips he's used over the years with his 7 kids. Read More »