I was recently with a group of my trusted friends when I sheepishly admitted that I don’t like playing with my kids. Fortunately, they had lots of good ideas of ways to make play more natural and enjoyable for me as a mother.
Need some great tips for helping your family stay screen-free this week? Here’s a link to a past page for some great information and resources to help you accomplish that and get reconnected in real ways: Join Us for Screen-Free Week
I needed to take control of my negative thoughts and find a way to appreciate myself as a mother, so I found four ways to focus more on the good “mom”ents than the bad.
Do your kids struggle to eat anything green? This book by two mothers, one a pediatrician and one a speech-language pathologist, is filled with practical tips on how to help kids eat adventurously.
When I asked my five-year-old how we could improve the transition of our new baby into our family, I was surprised by his thoughtful response.
When my daughter approached me holding a book called Middle Child Blues, I realized that some things in our family dynamics needed to change.
No matter how crazy the day … no matter how discouraged I feel … no matter how dismal the state of our nation, The Heartbeat Check offers sanctuary.
For five years I have been on a journey to discover how to balance my life, so I can feel more love, peace, and happiness with my family. Thankfully, I buried my “Supermom” cape long ago. I am enough, and so are you!
I’ve learned that children feel safe when they have a mom with no phone to check, no dinner to make, no siblings to interrupt. Just a mom, a dark room, and a song.
Since becoming a mother, it is hard to find blocks of uninterrupted time to sit, reflect, and write. But it is so important to me that my children have a record of the beautiful moments in their lives. If, like me, you want to keep a journal but struggle to find the time as a busy mother, here are five tips.
A few years ago, my family was going through a lot of changes. I looked for books to help my two-year-old know what to expect, but it was hard to find age-appropriate story lines. So I wrote my own book! It might be a perfect approach for you, too.
As my kids get older, I’m realizing that the solution to healthy eating AND sanity lies in one place: my kids need to learn to cook.