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Family Time: Just Show Up

Family Time: Just Show Up

I am not exaggerating when I say that we cannot do without this designated Family Time now. It is sacred and precious, and requires nothing but showing up. I had no idea anything about parenting could be this easy.
How I Justify Mommy Fun

How I Justify Mommy Fun

Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I've had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.
You're Not Mean, You're Stressed

You’re Not Mean, You’re Stressed

I was attending my first Power of Moms Retreat! Would I find answers to the question:Why am I a mean mom and what can I do to stop? The idea hit my mind. The idea was this: I'm not mean. I'm stressed! This discovery has helped changed my life.
Favorite Children's Books from 2013

Favorite Children’s Books from 2013

Looking for some fantastic books to share with your children? There were a number of excellent picture books published in 2013. Catherine Arveseth's list this year includes some old books, some new-ish, and a bunch that are brand new.
Humor and CRAZINESS in Motherhood: Episode 20

Humor and CRAZINESS in Motherhood: Episode 20

This week's radio show is all about seeing the humor in the moment and learning to laugh through the craziness of motherhood. (Because isn't it more fun to laugh than to cry?)
It's Not the Playdoh I Love

It’s Not the Playdoh I Love

The other day, my three-year-old, Spencer, asked if we could get out the Playdoh. In my mind, I was screaming, "NO! It will end up all over the kitchen. As I was about to verbalize these feelings, however, I thought a little deeper.
Stop, Sit, and Play

Stop, Sit, and Play

Would you categorize yourself as a “to-do” mommy? Are you motivated to accomplish one more check mark on that never-ending to do list? Here are some ideas to help you add a bit of fun and spontaneity to life when your children want to Stop, Sit and PLAY!
Picture Story: The Money Grab

Picture Story: The Money Grab

Tiffany and her husband needed a way to motivate their five children to complete their daily tasks. Merv Griffin has nothing on the game they invented!
Special Time

Special Time

With the new school year looming, I found myself mourning the long hours my older daughters would spend away from home. I knew I wanted to set aside time in order to have meaningful interaction with my children, but what? Soon, with a little help, the idea of “Special Time” was born: a simple 15...
I Dressed Myself

I Dressed Myself

I can’t help but wonder what I am communicating when my family leaves the house. You see, my children dress themselves. Partly because that is one less thing I have to do for them, but mostly because they insist upon it. I have chosen not to fight that battle.
Book Summary: Last Child in the Woods

Book Summary: Last Child in the Woods

More than anything, this book motivated me to make time in nature a priority for my family. I hope I can instill in my children an appreciation for this beautiful earth and, by doing so, help them discover who they really are.
Creating Highlights

Creating Highlights

As mothers, we do not need to burn ourselves out with expectations that we will plan outrageously fun and magical activities for our children every single day of their lives. Instead, we can plan ‘highlight experiences’ for our children to spice up the monotony of daily life.