Author Archive | Kim McNeely

Mom's Guide to Creative Punishment

Mom’s Guide to Creative Punishment

The Hug Initiative Moms have a lot on their hands. We are always busy doing hundreds of things and sometimes our sweet little offspring have other ideas! Sometimes, they just don’t co-operate. Like us, our kids have bad days, bad attitudes and meltdowns. It’s our responsibility to correct their bad behavior. Sometimes it’s as easy as […]

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Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

Thankful Tree: Little Things We Are Thankful For

As we approach Thanksgiving, we begin to stock up on turkey trimmings and… wrapping paper. We get so caught up in festivities, the hustle and bustle, that sometimes we forget that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks! Our family started a Thankful Tree this year (Thank you Pinterest!).  Thankful Tree We found a limb from Irma’s leftovers and put it into […]

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Quitters and tough decisions

Quitters and Tough Decisions

When Children Don’t Get a Choice Recently, I had a parenting moment that made me question my parenting approach. What kind of parent am I going to be? Up until this moment, my husband and I had made the majority of our kids’ decision. Occassionally, letting the girls pick out their own clothes, choose dinner, and decide which bedtime story. My oldest […]

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Should I Make Halloween Less Scary for My Child

Should I Make Halloween Less Scary for My Child?

The Whispering Woods and Other “Scary” Things  I love pumpkins, dead leaves, scary movies, ghost stories, haunted houses, trick-or-treaters, zombies, and Halloween decorations, but when my oldest daughter, Emerson, was a baby I had to decide if I should I make Halloween less scary for my child. Did I want her to experience Halloween? What […]

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