As a new mom, I noticed all the little flaws in other people’s parenting because I was unsure of my own skills. But now, nine years into my parenting journey, I’ve learned that, on some days, just getting out of the house with everyone wearing shoes is a victory.
Posts in the "Routines, Structure and Rules" category:
Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging–they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive all summer long.
Sometimes, I resent that my life even requires the effort it takes to be organized. But you know what? I’m a mom. So whether I like it or not, being organized is a skill I simply have to master.
Realistic expectations. Small bite-sized jobs. Job training. This stuff can make a huge difference in the happiness and cleanliness of our homes. Check out Saren’s bite-sized job list and a quick video of the certification process that works with her kids.
Watch as Aubrey Degn uses some creativity and a lot of fun while teaching her children to empty the dishwasher and put away their toys.
Now that summer is in full swing, I’m guessing most mothers already have a game plan in place for the upcoming months. But before you fill your calendar to overflowing with every summer camp available, I have a few thoughts that I hope will get you excited about this rare time when you get your children […]
I like to think we can prevent our children’s brains from turning to slush over the summer. So, how do we enjoy the fun and relaxation of summer while still keeping our children’s brains active?
Want a good balance of structure and fun this summer? This post is for you!
There are few things more frustrating to a new mother than the amount of housework that comes with a new baby. The big messes can be overwhelming. Now, fast forward through a few more children and you’ve got a bona fide disaster zone.
Would you like to have at least an hour of quiet time every single day? (Even if your children have stopped napping?) This post is FULL of ideas to get you started.
I have a small garage and a long minivan, which means I need to park perfectly each time I get home so we can shut the garage door and still have room to maneuver ourselves into the house. I figured out a great system: To my left as I pull in, I have a set […]