Before my first day of school as a mom, I loved mornings. Yet once I had school-aged children, things changed. Little did I know that my mornings would look nothing like the sitcoms. One day the solution came to me. We would create a morning schedule. And it worked!
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Children need to understand the importance of sleep and how it recharges their bodies, helps them grow, and keeps them healthy. As they are still learning this, bedtime can feel like World War III, but improving behavior starts with us—the parents.
Organizing doesn’t come naturally to me. In fact, unless acted upon by an outside force (visitors!), most of the time our house was gravitating towards chaos. When my sister-in-law last visited, she shared some of her simple “secrets” for keeping a clean and orderly home. Here’s what I learned.
Today I’m giving myself—and you—permission to ditch whatever ideal you had, stop looking at how someone else does it, and instead just do it your own way. Embrace it. Be authentic to you.
Do you find yourself embarking on a new phase of mothering, such as your oldest child entering junior high school? Author Lori Gard reflects on the ways she has tried to build strong relationships with her children, so their relationships can serve as a bridge during times of transition for the family.
Hey Everyone! How is your summer going so far? I hope it’s been as wonderful as mine. Every year I forget how quickly they go by, and vow to myself to soak in every available moment. Just thought I would share with you some of the things I have cooked up so far for […]
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?
I thought I was done with the dating world when I got married, but then I became a mom and it started all over again—I needed to make mom friends. I’m not an expert in mom dating, but this is what I’ve learned.
Big brother picks on little brother, mom picks on big brother, mom picks on herself. This situation is a common vicious cycle in many families. But, how can we break it? By controlling how we respond. By being curious.
My college self would be disappointed with my life today. Back then, I had it all mapped out. Turns out my 18 year-old self couldn’t see the whole picture.
You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
When I was in college, I could barely wash dishes. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I just didn’t have the skills. Fast forward to being a busy mom with young children. If I could delegate tasks to my children, I would be teaching them valuable skills. But how?