Looking for summer boredom buster fun that is also slightly educational? Read on! For today’s summer activity, we learned more about the letter “D,” but in a fun way that worked for my school age kid and my little ones. Read about more preschool aged activities or crafty summer boredom busters here. I started by drawing […]
Okay ya’ll, this summer, I want to be that great Mom who plays games, does crafts, and really enjoys summertime with the kids. Since Simon started school last year, I realized that there were so many fun things I anticipated doing that never happened. When I was pregnant the first time, I couldn’t wait to […]
Every parent has those moments when the urge to yell pulses within us. We think, “Why can’t my kids just listen to me?” and it seems that our attempts to be calm and kind are useless. But if the kids won’t listen, how we can teach them, direct them, or help them? Isn’t it our […]
My sister-in-law is due with her first baby at the end of summer. We are SOO excited for them! As I’ve chatted with her about becoming a mom for the first time, I’ve reminisced on all the things I did and felt as a first-time mom. I didn’t know what to expect as a new […]
The dreaded temper tantrum. The tears and moans over the smallest things. The joys of a 2yr old’s emotional roller coaster. Luckily there are some tricks to reducing the intensity and duration of toddler temper tantrums. Usually, if I can act excited about something else, the tears will stop and I’ll get my child’s attention shifted. And, […]
When my husband and I were discussing babies and our future family, we predicted lots of little boys running around the house. Out of the 20-something grandchildren on his side of the family, there were only four girls, so we figured our odds of a daughter were low. Johnny was actually a bit nervous to […]
The 100th Day of School!!!! We made it this far, and we’re so much closer to summertime! Our Simon has been counting the days this week until the 100th day of kindergarten, and I was excited to help him make his very first 100th Day of School t-shirt. I remember gluing pennies onto a shirt […]
Earlier this year I gave a presentation to a group of teenagers. After deliberating the best way to teach them how to communicate, I decided to take an alternate route by teaching them how to listen. After all, if you listen ineffectively, you’ll communicate ineffectively. The quote “we have two ears and one mouth for […]
Looking for a gift to please an entire family this Christmas? Maybe your brother’s family, or your favorite co-worker’s family? Or for your own family? I’d like to share three amazing gift ideas for a family dear to your heart. These ideas come from UnCommonGoods, and they are uniquely special items. If you haven’t heard […]
With four kids ages 5 and under, we know about the wiggles.Kids wiggle and squirm and poke and play – which is great if the family is chilling at home, but not so great in quiet places like church, the doctor’s office, or assemblies. Sometimes a little extra quiet time at home can be appreciated […]
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