Although the weather is still quite warm out – there is a certain something in the air that just tells you it’s almost time for back-to-school. Making the transition back to school from the carefree days of summer can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Not everyone who homeschools takes a summer break, […]
It’s that time of year again. Whether you are homeschooling your little ones or sending them off to public schools. Getting ready for the new school year can be a frantic, hectic time. There’s planning, activities, supplies, and sometimes just pure chaos! To overcome the chaos, check out the homeschool planner. It is a great way […]
Don’t you wish you had affordable short-cuts to make healthy living easier? Are you tired of trying to make a Whole Foods lifestyle work on a box store budget? I get it — I’ve heard the “As his doctor, I’m worried about how quickly your son is gaining weight” and the unexpected “You’re husband has […]
When’s the last time you felt like you’d had a good parenting moment in just a couple minutes. This video made me laugh because it’s really almost impossible! There are so few things you can actually teach your kids in just two minutes, eh? That’s what I love about the Ad Council campaign to promote […]
Life with a baby is not always easy. However, planning in advance makes it a lot easier to adjust to being a parent.
While I love making children happy during the Christmas season, I prefer giving holiday gifts that aren’t toy-related. Am I being a scrooge?
I stopped using Kool Aid as a food product long ago. The food coloring and sugar is all around bad for health and especially the mental health of children. However, it still is a fun and super cheap product to use as a dye. Simply buy the packets that do not include sweetener and have […]
Recently, when my daughters were looking for something to do, I pulled out an old craft idea that I had done as a kid. This project turns an ordinary tin can into a decorative paper clip or pen holder. Supplies needed: clean tin cans (e.g., tuna or soup cans, candy tins, etc) fabric scraps ribbons, […]
We live in a Happening Halloween Neighborhood. On the street where I grew up, kids were few and far between. Not here in townhouse land. We get overwhelmed by Halloween visitors every year, and I’m often in a vague panic about running out of candy. This chaos is kind of fun, even though I’m not […]
Developing a library of parenting books can be an overwhelming task in today’s marketplace with such an abundance of options. This is the first in a series of posts that will recommend three books on various parenting topic,s such as emotional development, fun activities, healthy sleep, child behavior, and more. Today, we look at three […]
Do you attend a family church? I think family churches are the bomb. After all, the family that prays together stays together! But one drawback of a congregation filled with children is the lack of reverence; can it be taught? Why Teach Children Reverence? Reverence allows us, as well as those around us, to feel […]
When we talked about cell phone safety with kids I had a lot of comments offering opinions and feedback. It was interesting to me how many of the suggestions centered around time useage limits and age limits. I watched for this information during the webinar I attend that shared the research AT&T had done on […]