If our lives are so crammed full of soccer games, music lessons, and social functions how can we expect to have fun together? Great experiences don’t happen by accident. While you can’t force family fun, you do have to make a place for it.
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Sometimes it feels like implementing quality traditions into our homes is “just one more thing” to do. In this podcast, you’ll be reminded that traditions don’t have to be “big” or stressful in order to be magical.
Fun housework? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Creating order and cleanliness isn’t always a party at my house, but for those who are committed to getting the family involved (while having some fun along the way) here are some ways great ideas.
As a mother to three, the task of dressing my children has gone from “fun” to “daunting” each morning. Thank goodness my definition of “fun” has evolved over time!
In my last post I tried to convince resistant moms suffering from MMS (Martyr Mommy Syndrome) that not only can they still have fun after having children, but that they should. In this post I want to talk about how to make that happen.
While unpacking some boxes, I came across my school journals from fifth grade. With my son starting fifth grade, I decided to share a few entries with my son. Best part was hearing “You were a fun girl. I would have been friends with you!”
So why don’t we do it more often? Every mom has her reasons. Well, I have a little secret to share with you: You have to make and take your fun.
It can be a challenge to give equal focus to the “job” of being a mother and having fun being a mother. The balance is particularly challenging when work and fun occupy the same office space. The trick for me is to make that mental shift from work to fun while remaining in the workplace of the home.
While most of this book is a handy guide of age-appropriate books for boys, it also contains great information on, as the cover says, “how to engage boys in reading in ways that will change their lives.”
When I first became a mother, I never planned on looking like a mother. Reality set in after two or three weeks with my first child, but I have still tried to keep a relatively clean appearance–just so I still feel like a person.
“Fun moments” are the fleeting ones that creep up on us. One of my best memories was watching our girls run through a field while waiting for AAA to bring us gas.Maybe it was special because it was after whining and before throwing up occurred.
Does that apply to disciplining children? Is it possible to have fun and discipline at the same time? Well, it’s happening at our house (sometimes!), and I’m excited to share.