Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from work, I’d just had a full afternoon of unproductive […]
Amidst all the tasty treats and heart-shaped crafts our family enjoys for Valentine’s Day, we’ve designed a special tradition that incorporates some real quality time together. We call it our, “We Love to Be a Family” Day. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve started!
Ever feel like you’re spending the “best years” of your life living in chaos? Here’s a humorous experience to which you can DEFINITELY relate–as well as some food for thought on your worth as a mother.
This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]
This article was originally published on December 31, 2013. I grew up thinking that the mandatory requirement of New Year’s Day was to create a long list of resolutions. So I did. And I still do. (Because it’s a habit…and because it’s fun.) But what I’ve come to learn over the past few years […]
When I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm went off, I thought, “If I wake Spencer up right now, he could play the game for a little while before it’s time to leave.” Then came a little internal battle: Really? Do you EVER wake up a sleeping child so he can play a video game?
Do you ever feel anxious, overwhelmed, or like you can BARELY hang on? This podcast–and the incredible books written by Dr. David Burns–will be a gift you give yourself…and your children.
Who is raising the next generation? Who needs to manage time and resources with wisdom and power? Who most needs support and guidance in performing the most important work on this earth? It’s mothers. And this is a training you won’t want to miss.
Today is the first day of summer for my family. School is out, the weather is great, and we are excited…so why did I end up in such a grumpy mood this morning?
Those long, lovely days of summer can become some of our family’s best memories. But how do we create a little more structure so that summer break is enjoyable for EVERYONE? April and Saren share their best tips here.
What details of your life (frustrating or sweet) are only temporary? April Perry helps us to see how the little moments are helping us to build beautiful, long-lasting relationships.
Desperately looking for a few quiet moments to think? Is there spit up all over your last clean shirt? If we want to strengthen the next generation of mothers (and ourselves), the details of our challenges can’t be forgotten. Here are some ideas to help.