Champion Mom - Keeping Kids Safe in Winter

By: bchauveau Monday December 21, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Keeping Kids Safe in Winter

Winter’s here and for moms (both new and seasoned veterans) that means changing up some of your practices to make sure that your kids stay safe. Winter is a wonderful time, especially if you’re a kid romping around in a winter wonderland. But there are some things that you need to consider before you let the kids loose in the cold and snow. Here are tips to keep your kids safe this winter: Bundle up (in layers) — When getting the kids dressed for playing outside, it’s important to have them bundled up warm.... Read More


Champion Mom - Beating Cabin Fever this Winter

By: bchauveau Monday December 7, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Beating Cabin Fever this Winter

This winter, the possibility of having cabin fever has been amplified thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many of us are already having a touch of it after being quarantined for so long. But it is especially hard on kids who have all that boundless energy with little to no place to use it up. Here are a few ways to beat cabin fever this winter: Get out and play — One thing you really want to encourage your kids to do is to go out and play as much as possible. Even if it is snowing, it’s important for your... Read More


Champion Mom - Making Family Connection Time a Tradition

By: bchauveau Tuesday November 24, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Making Family Connection Time a Tradition

I know when you try to look back at your childhood and reflect on the positive memories, there are probably a lot of “big events” that stand out: the awesome Christmas when you got the bike you always wanted or the dream vacation you took to the beach or Disney Land. But the real memories of family togetherness most likely come from the daily rituals that you perform routinely with each other. These help you connect and bond with your children and they will last a lifetime. Here are ideas for creating a family connection: ... Read More


Champion Mom—Life Skills to Work on as a Family

By: bchauveau Tuesday November 10, 2020 comments

Champion Mom—Life Skills to Work on as a Family

Anyone who said raising children was easy was lying to you. It’s definitely one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have, but “easy” just doesn’t cut it. Most of us have the instinct to protect our children and to keep them enveloped in that safe “mom cocoon” for as long as possible. But if we do that, we really aren’t doing them any favors. Instead, it is important to help our children grow into independent, self-sufficient adults. To do this, there are life skills you must instill in your... Read More


Champion Mom—Teaching Your Kids Resilience

By: bchauveau Tuesday October 27, 2020 comments

Champion Mom—Teaching Your Kids Resilience

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that it’s important to be resolute in the face of adversity and not give up. However, this isn’t just something that you develop naturally. Parents need to help instill this mentality in their children. It would be wonderful to think that we can protect our kids from birth and keep them in a safe bubble where everything is sunshine and unicorns. But that’s not reality. And if we don’t teach our children resilience, then they are going to be in for a big surprise when they try to get out on... Read More


Champion Mom - Playing with Your Kids

By: bchauveau Tuesday October 13, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Playing with Your Kids

For many of us, our happiest moments of childhood are those times we were allowed to play and explore the world, both physically and with our kid’s imagination. But as adults, we have forgotten that child-like sense of wonder and the fact that playing isn’t something kids do on their own or with other kids. Sure, there is a lot to be said for spending time on your own or socializing with other children your own age. But children also crave the attention of parents and want to have these experiences with you. Here are a... Read More


Champion Mom—Safe Halloween Fun

By: bchauveau Tuesday September 29, 2020 comments

Champion Mom—Safe Halloween Fun

Halloween has always been about safe but scary fun. This year, however, the rise of COVID-19 has left a lot of people worried that it will be scarier than ever, so much so that many have declared this year’s Halloween to be cancelled. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that way, but this is definitely not going to be your typical celebration. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween safely in 2020: Trick-or-Treating — The biggest concern this year is with trick-or-treating. There are a few things you can do to... Read More


Champion Mom - Teaching the Value of Money

By: bchauveau Tuesday September 15, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Teaching the Value of Money

For parents, it’s not just about surviving 18 years with a kid until they reach adulthood. It’s also about teaching your kids how to be prosperous and capable adults able to cope in the real world on their own. A huge part of this is how to handle and manage your money. Here are some of the top ways that you can help your children learn the value of money: Go Old School with a Piggy Bank — One of the earliest lessons about money that you might remember is putting aside all the loose change you found in a piggy bank.... Read More


Champion Mom – Making Outdoor Trips a Learning Experience

By: bchauveau Sunday September 6, 2020 comments

Champion Mom – Making Outdoor Trips a Learning Experience

Many parents realize that education doesn’t just take place in a classroom (or even a school building). While so many of our children have found themselves trapped behind a laptop or staring at a phone screen, too many haven’t had the same opportunities when it comes to spending time outdoors. The reality is that outdoor trips can be a huge learning opportunity. Here’s a rundown of why you should consider more outdoor adventures and what you can do to make them true learning experiences: The benefits of outdoor learning... Read More


Champion Mom - Managing Stress in Children and Teens

By: bchauveau Sunday August 23, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Managing Stress in Children and Teens

You’ve probably heard a lot about “helicopter parents” who hover around their child wanting to protect them and “lawnmower parents” who want to remove all of the obstacles placed in their kids’ path. But the reality is that these parenting types may be doing their kids a disservice. Bad things happen and stress is a part of life. Instead of removing stressors and protecting them as if stress doesn’t exist, we should instead be focused on helping our children and teens learn how to manage their stress. Here are some... Read More





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