Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
Posts in the "Teaching Values/Character" category:
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
In a month when we try extra hard to remember to be grateful, here are three moms’ ideas for how and why gratitude itself actually blesses our lives.
Here’s a challenge-inspired by Saren Loosli’s video on after-school routines. Everyday after school, Saren asks her five children two important questions: “What did you learn today?” and “What did you to do help someone?” I know the importance of making a difference through simple, random acts of kindness. So often when we think of making […]
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!
One exhausting morning, I set my four-year-old, at the computer with a couple of CD-Roms, and I dozed on the couch next to him. Three hours later, I woke up and saw Ethan happily twisting in the “spinny chair,” his eyes just glued to the screen.
Parenting in the age of electronic devices is uncharted territory for many of us; however, setting up guidelines and rules from the start will help teenagers become responsible technology users.
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 […]
Huddled close together, we dive into our latest page-turning read. Unplugged, life and presence is found in this space. Looking to connect with your child? Here are a few reasons you might consider story time.
“Deliberate Motherhood” is something I’ve been hearing about for the past ten years as my mom has been running Power of Moms. Today I am excited to share a few powerful lessons I’ve learned about the attributes that deliberate mothers share worldwide.
With Mother’s Day being this month, I can’t help but reflect on the many things my mother has done for me. From teaching me how to write a check and boil water, to showing me how to change a diaper and swaddle a baby.
It’s happened to all of us, but somehow it’s so much more painful when it happens to our kids! What do you do when your child comes home in tears because of mean kids? Here are some insights to help your child feel tough when the bullies get rough.