Do you have trouble motivating your kids to do their share around the house? Check out these five very practical tips from parenting expert Amy McCready to help you get your family routines back on track.
Don’t have time for a long read? This book full of friendly suggestions might be just what you need to survive another day!
I’m not judging anyone who hands his or her kids the latest iPhone; several of my favorite teens carry one in their pockets. But if you buy your teen a little red flip phone, I promise they won’t be alone. And they’ll probably thank you for it.
Last summer I googled, “What do eight-year-old boys like to do?” more than one time. My calm, easy-going child suddenly had boundless energy. Here are twelve activities that I have found keep my school-age kids active and learning during the summer.
I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.
When you run into a challenge, do you ever wish you could “phone a friend” or call in a back up? See how one mother does just that.
What if paying attention to our children’s technological obsessions could give us insight into their needs? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos explores this idea in this thought-provoking post.
I am an annoying parent. I’m not talking about being annoying to other people; I’m talking about being annoying to my children themselves. I’ve found that when I tweak the delivery of my expectations to be less irritating, I enjoy parenting more and have fewer battles with my strong-willed son.
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?
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
Looking for some great books to read with your whole family this summer? (And a little inspiration on HOW and WHEN to read?) You’ll love this video and printable list!
Rather than tossing all of your money into one savings and one checking account, try opening these seven (or more) accounts. It may be just the step your family needs to get your budgeting and spending on track!