Len is a mother to four, who range in ages from 19 to 33, and a Ma to one spunky four year old. She's lived in nine states, but Len and her husband have called North Richland Hills home for the last 22 years. Her youngest child has many rare medical syndromes, and she's thrown herself into medical research and helping others going through the same circumstances.
Be a role model for kids in stressful situations.

They Are Watching :: Ways to Be a Role Model in Stressful Situations

Before I said anything, I caught a glimpse of my kids and the grand. Their faces showed the same emotions that mine did with uncertainty of what to do. They were watching me.
don't choose depression

Understanding Domestic Abuse in North Texas

Remember you cannot make someone leave an abusive relationship. If your force an intervention, you may be putting someone in a more volatile situation.
Teach children to budget as a life skill.

Life Skills :: Education Outside the Classroom

They need to know life skills, like how to sort the clothes, run both the washer and dryer, and even how to iron. It’s a bonus if they can sew on a button or make a quick repair.
Find the currency that matters most to your child when enforcing discipline.

Discipline Varies Over Time

The reality is the different rules didn’t hurt anyone. None of these rules were dangerous (stinky, but not dangerous). You learn to adjust.
Rainbow babies are reson to rejoice.

Your Rainbow Baby :: All Feelings Are Okay

This is your story, and it’s personal. Some will find it healing to talk about it, and some will never mention it. And that’s okay.
Moms plan dinner menus.

Simplify Dinner :: {FREE} Meal Planning Template

Dinner sounds like an easy enough thing, but so much goes into it. Do you have all the ingredients? Did you remember to set meat out to thaw? Do you have time to make it? Moms have to answer these questions every day.