How to Encourage Your Shy Child to Make Friends

I remember back when my middle daughter, Ashlee, was about two years old. She was one of the most outgoing and social children I had ever met. During every shopping trip or public outing, she would always make it a point to say “hi” to every single person she saw. She would even serenade her…

Why More Dads Are Staying Home to Raise A Family

It wasn’t too long ago that it was virtually unheard of for a father to raise his children full-time instead of working for money outside of the home. In decades past, fathers spent the majority of their time focused on earning an income to support the family, while mothers spent most of their time on…

The Top 5 All Time Best Pets for Families

Owning a pet can be a fulfilling experience for adults and children alike. A pet matched to the right family can bring years of joy and happy memories. Owning a pet is also an opportunity to teach your child valuable life lessons by caring for something other than themselves. With the right guidance, a pet…

Fun Date Night Ideas

Is there is a stranger living in your home? A stranger who looks vaguely familiar? Well, it’s your partner, but between children, work obligations, managing a home, having an active social calendar, and everything in between it can be easy to fall into a pattern of neglecting your other half. If this sounds familiar to…

13 Awesome Ways to Survive #Blizzard2016

Winter Storm Jonas has proven to be a record-breaking winter event along the East coast. In fact, in my area in Maryland, it is now the all time highest snowfall record from a single storm and I have recorded a solid 31″ of snowfall myself. To my family and friends up North in New York…

Be Our Guest!

Do you have advice, tips,  or an opinion that you would like to share? Do you want to inspire and motivate others with your story? Three Peas Services is excited to announce that we are looking for writers to help share and further the knowledge and discussions of our community, The Pod. The Pod is looking…

Internet Safety: Stranger Danger

If you have followed the national news or even local news here in Baltimore over the past year, you will most likely be familiar with the name Jasmine Baker. Jasmine recently made the news when it was discovered that she had not arrived at school as she was supposed that day. In short, a parent’s worst nightmare!…

Family Photo Shoots – You CAN Take Great Photos!

You only need to look at sites such as Pinterest and Instagram for proof that you don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture fantastic family moments. The only limits to your photographic genius are your time and creativity. If you have never done a family or group portrait before don’t be intimidated. With…

Parenting Creed

I LOVE this parenting creed from our friends at One Time Through! What do you guys think?

What Really Happens the First Day Home with Your Newborn

You’ve just experienced one of the most amazing milestones in life – giving birth to a child. It’s an exciting and joyful time. You are on top of the world! And then it happens. You find yourself at home with your baby for the first time. And suddenly it sinks in. You are responsible for…

How Technology is Changing Education

There is a very good possibility that you are currently reading this article using modern technology such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Our society is fully immersed in the digital age. If you think back to your school days twenty, thirty, or even forty or more years ago, your primary sources of learning were…