As busy parents it is easy to overlook the gift of time we can give our kids. With so many needs to be met, we felt like we were always in triage mode and missing the chance to enjoy our children, until we instituted a policy of one-on-one time.
Posts in the "Routines, Structure and Rules" category:
Being organized in the housecleaning arena is a must for me. I get bothered seeing a messy spot in my house. However, if I know I’ll get to that messy spot on its assigned day it doesn’t bother me as much. So, I came up with a weekly cleaning schedule.
If there is anyone who deserves to be pampered, it’s moms! However, as a busy mom, I know that between work and family obligations, it isn’t always possible. The good news is, I learned how to combat stress and burnout in eight easy steps. Read on for my best tips.
Limiting screen time can be a difficult challenge in our technology-centered world. It can require preparation and creativity to encourage play rather than turning on a screen. However, it is worth the effort to give our children a simpler childhood full of books, nature, imagination, and play.
As the mother in our house, I had control over the schedule. I was successful at this motherly duty and everyone arrived where they were supposed to be and with what they needed. That was until last Fall, when our family decided to come up with a plan to eliminate debt.
Do you struggle to get your children to do chores? Are you dealing with constant whining (from them) and nagging (from you) as you try to accomplish household tasks? Or maybe your kids don’t do chores yet, and you’d like some ideas about how to get them started? If you’re interested in having your kids […]
Trying to set and accomplish goals as a mother with children (let alone little ones underfoot) can be a shaky if not downright doomed process. How can we remedy this reality to still seek out progress for ourselves and our families?
My journal has become my sounding board. My therapist. The bestie I can count on any time I need to bear my soul. My journal is an excellent listener and I never need to worry about filtering what I tell her.
This book has allowed me to have more honest and open communication with my kids about their online worlds. It has been so helpful to see the issues that my kids are struggling with, as well as areas where they can be a source of help and strength to others.
For the past few years I’ve been worrying about how I can help my children find a healthy life balance in a tech-obsessed world. I realized that worrying wasn’t helping anything at all. I decided to change my limiting belief about my kids and tech and take a proactive approach to screen time instead.
In the case of family meals, I strongly feel that every capable member should contribute. If you are anything like me, you have a million reasons why this is impossible. But believe me, it is doable. And it will change. Your. LIFE.
Setting aside time to think big is hard. It’s easier to let strategy get swallowed up by logistics and tell yourselves you’ll figure it out later. But by taking time to think about the big picture, we can make sure all the little things are adding up to something meaningful.