10 ways to improve your mood and ‘tude. Peace is closer than you think.
Life, kids, relationships, groceries, bills, cleaning, carpools, homework, regular work—it can all get pretty overwhelming! Often times we don’t feel like it’s possible to give... Read More
Helping around the house! Chore Ideas for kids of all ages.
My kids have recently asked for a chore chart! I’m a mixture of “heck yes!” and “I can’t put another thing on my plate.” That... Read More
Chow time! “Cowboy Night” makes for super fun family dinners.
Like a lot of mothers, I’ve always struggled with getting my kids to eat AND not wanting to run away and change my name make... Read More
Explaining the Democratic process– three great Election books for kids!
Election Day is upon us! Depending on your child’s age, they may have heard things from their classmates about the people vying for presidency. Whether... Read More
Five awesome Halloween family traditions. It’s just like being a kid again.
I love traditions, especially in the fall. Like when the kids have a “Let’s put ourselves to bed” night, or my favorite “Let’s let mom... Read More
How to say “Thank YOU!” to your child’s teacher after a year with all the plot twists.
Plot Twist! Isn’t that the understatement of 2020. You’ve done it all as these last few months give way to the last few weeks of... Read More
Staycation Station Idea #3: Fun and Original Dinner Themes
Who is kinda “over it” in the dinner department? However, maybe you feel a little guilty about it. Spoiler alert- Me too. 3 meals a... Read More
Virtual Field Trips
Grab your passport or make your own! Turn into a fun To-Visit list and place a sticker or stand next to each one of these... Read More
Fed up with the fighting? 5 Great tips on managing your kids’ screen time.
I’ve got a problem in my house. A big one. This problem of mine is constantly initiating arguments, cuing negotiations and generally causing me some... Read More
Wondering what to do with your kids over the next few days? We’re here for you.
A lot has happened over the last week, hasn’t it? We see you wondering when the next closure is going to happen, wondering how you... Read More
Teaching kids Table Manners in time for the Holidays. Yes, please and thanks!
This morning I witnessed one of my children (not saying who, but she’s the only daughter I have) wipe her hands free of cream cheese... Read More
6 Strategies for Kids’ Halloween Candy Consumption. No arguing required.
You know what job is really the pits? The Candy Police. You know what’s worse? The emotional roller coaster of a kid high on Fun... Read More
Kids and drugs. Have you had the talk yet? When and how to start.
Maybe it’s because I’m an incessant watcher of the television show Intervention, but lately I’ve been obsessed making sure my kids never walk down the... Read More
6 Ways to simplify the Morning Routine *and* be on time. No kidding.
Truth be told, I like to be on time. I’m often not, but I still like to try. It’s amazing how much more difficult it... Read More
Babysitters 101: Finding, paying and prepping your kids for the babysitter!
School routines are coming into view and so is….date night, maybe?! Or finding time for one sibling while you take the other one out for... Read More
Tips on preparing your child (and you) for kindergarten. Sniff, sniff.
At the end of this month, many of you will be sending off your little ones to officially start kindergarten. Kindergarten? What? Weren’t they just... Read More
Best 7 Sanity-saving school year transition tips for parents!
Transitioning from summer to the school year– what an exciting time! (*rummages for corkscrew*) Kids have a hard time with transition– and we parents do,... Read More
Toothless! Ideas for Tooth Fairy visits that make kids smile.
There’s an epidemic on Facebook right now. People are losing their teeth left and right. I mean, the people are like five and six year... Read More
Are we there yet? Travel activities for surviving the Summertime Road Trip.
Traveling for the summer vacation? Time to pack up the family in the car for one helluva ride! Take a deep breath and don’t panic…you... Read More
Need a break? Sanity-saving “time out” tricks you can steal.
Once you become a parent, doing everything for others (and all at once) becomes woven into our DNA. But it’s important that we keep an... Read More
Top 5 tips for surviving air travel with kids. #theywork!
Ah, vacation. Headed somewhere fun and relaxing? You’ll have to get there first. And that part is not usually very relaxing. Flying with children can... Read More
3 Tips on practicing Table Manners at home just in time for the holidays!
“Your children have the best manners!” exclaimed my neighbor after a recent playdate with my kids. “Me? Mine?” I said confused. “Oh, yes, thank you.... Read More
Fun family ways to say Thanks. Even the kids will get into this!
With Thanksgiving here, let’s get back to basics with recognizing all of life’s blessings. And what I mean by that is, I’m making my kids... Read More
Easy and fun Thanksgiving traditions you can start with your family this year!
You know what my favorite Thanksgiving tradition is? Making whipped peas. No one eats them but me, but every year when the bowl of bright... Read More
Pool Safety. 6 Tips that could save your child’s life.
It’s hot (yay!) and everyone is seeking out the closest watering hole or pool. Break out the beach chairs, grab a magazine and relax by... Read More
Last minute Father’s Day gifts that Dad will really love!
Father’s Day is in two days. That doesn’t leave much time. Even Amazon Prime can’t help you now. Do not panic! You last-minute-ladies are my... Read More
5 Awesome tips on Creating a successful weekly Family Meeting!
I was reading this article the other day about resolving household conflicts and it suggested to discuss problems during your Family Meetings. Say what now?... Read More
Candy Rationing 101. How to successfully limit without (much) grief.
Worried about how to keep your kids from eating their body weight in candy on Easter? See our tips for stretching out the holiday treats... Read More
5 Fun (and free) ways to get the family active in the winter!
With childhood obesity on the rise it is important that kids stay active and to encourage a lifelong love of exercise and fitness. The American... Read More
Elusive restaurant manners. Teaching kids to mind their P’s & Q’s.
Teaching your kids restaurant manners can be a frustrating and seemingly futile task. It wasn’t until my kids were about 4 and 5 year olds... Read More