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Kelly Cleeve is a best-selling author and an educator. More importantly, she is the proud parent of 2 amazing sons.

Mama Gets to Ask 3 Questions

I once read an article about raising teenagers which suggested that while parents believe asking questions is a sign of interest, teens find it...

Being Born During a Pandemic

A few weeks ago, I met my sister and 15-month-old nephew for a walk in the woods. I hadn’t seen them as much I...

The Truth About Step-parents

There is a gaping hole in the conversation about parenting. Sure there’s ample discussion about positive discipline practices, growth mindset, resilience, emotional intelligence, and...

Back @ School: Yes…

Did you send your kids back to school? That’s the question we asked four Island Parent writers. Here are their answers and how they...

Resilient Parenting

I’m a hypocrite and a fraud. That’s what my inside voice has been yelling this morning. It also tells me that I’m a failure....

Unforeseen Blessings

This pandemic is no easy thing. The economy is suffering, many of us are struggling financially, and some are impacted by mental health issues...

A Mother’s Growing Pains

I raised my boys to be confident. From the moment they were born, I had a vision, one in which my children were able...

Advice from a Teenager

Dear Mom and Dad,I need to teach you a few things about parenting.Love, your TeenagerNot only do I research and write about teens, but...

Multi-tasking:Strength or Weakness?

I watched my children as they sat at the kitchen table, each attempting to complete their homework. Books were open, pencils sharpened and they...

Families in ALL Shapes & Sizes

My parents just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. What an incredible feat of dedication and love. Their stable marriage has been an inspiration to...

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