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Posts tagged "school-age children"
Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

My son's first day of school was awful. It made me miss the days when as long as he knew Mom loved him and thought he was special, that was all that mattered.
Screen Time: How Much? Episode 28

Screen Time: How Much? Episode 28

Screen time is an issue for most deliberate mothers. How much time do your children spend in front of a TV, computer, tablet, or phone? Do you struggle to know how much is too much?
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.
When It's Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

When It’s Okay to Ignore Your Children (Video Included)

We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
The Nine Minutes that have the Greatest Impact

The Nine Minutes that have the Greatest Impact

There are nine minutes in the day that can have the most impact on a child. Author Amy Makechnie has a sure way to make the most of them.
Midlife Mom Blues

Midlife Mom Blues

We’ve all heard of postpartum baby blues, but what about mid-life mom blues? Allyson Reynolds gives 5 reasons her newest stage of motherhood (her youngest child started school last fall) is keeping her on her toes...and 5 reasons it's also really awesome.
Bonding with Girls

Bonding with Girls

Have you ever struggled to bond with your girl whose interests only drift further and further away from your own? Amanda Roos found a way to spend time with her daughter while doing something they both love -- reading.
My All-Time FAVORITE Book for Teaching Kids to Read

My All-Time FAVORITE Book for Teaching Kids to Read

Have you heard of the book "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons"? Here are a few photos and ideas explaining why this book deserves a prominent place on every family's bookshelf.
Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

Ix-nay On the Erfection-pay

My eight-year-old insisted on spending her money on bedraggled mums. I was positive there would be no way to get those mums properly planted. She finally convinced me she would take care of the mums, and so she bought them and has been faithfully tending them. And I've learned the true meaning of "perfect".
Book Summary: Simplicity Parenting

Book Summary: Simplicity Parenting

Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.
Book Summary: Bullied

Book Summary: Bullied

We live in a society where bullying has become one of the top concerns of parents and educators. Katherine Mayfield's book "Bullied" isn’t just a book to talk about the face of bullying, but also a user manual for kids and adults that are placed in that situation.
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!