As a mom, it’s important to know the facts about competitive sports. This podcast will teach you everything you need to know, from the dangers of perfectionism to how to help your daughter find her positive qualities.
Oh behavior charts! Full of promise, hope, and stickers! But we have to tell you it’s not all it’s been made out to be. We’ll share why you need to stop using behavior charts and start using these 5 more effective ways to manage the whining, fighting, talking back, and everything else.
Summer break is upon us and moms everywhere are desperately coming up with summer schedules, driving from activity to activity and planning day after day in an attempt to keep their kids from getting bored. We try so hard to keep everyone entertained so no one gets bored. We give you 5 science-backed reasons why it’s not your job to entertain the kids and it’s actually good for them to be bored!
How will you be able to celebrate the holidays this year with so many things uncertain? Will the holidays still be fun and family-focused even if we can’t go see our family or have our regular traditions?
Simple. We can look to the past to “find the fun” this upcoming holiday season!
Looking for a very simple science experiment to do at home with your kids? Maybe you need some ideas for summer or a rainy day. These are the coolest science projects I found that are unique, magical and use only household items.
Do your kids look at Memorial Day as just a day off?
We have BBQ’s and swim parties. We gather with friends. But, you’ve never discussed the real meaning of the holiday with them…
Yes? I admit. I did too.
And I did it with a bit of guilt.
That’s why I’m so excited to partner with USAA for this post to show you how easy it can be to teach kids about Memorial Day.
Ever wish summer wasn’t such a big stressor? That you, as a parent, didn’t have to worry about creating a summer schedule or organizing activities for your older kids?
You roamed free every summer. You woke up when you wanted to. Maybe you swam for a summer swim team. Then, you watched a little TV and read book after book. Babysitters Club, R.L. Stine – you finished full series.
Your parents didn’t seem stressed about entertaining you every minute of every day. We knew how to entertain ourselves.
Why don’t our kids know how to do that?
One reason: They don’t know how.
I run from the word homemaker. I call myself a homemaking rebel.
Even though I shy away from the word, I know… I KNOW that having an organized home and life boosts my mental state in inconceivable ways.
If you dread going to the grocery store with your kids because they seem to make grocery shopping 10000x harder, you’re not alone!
Me? I am not the Pinterest queen.
I hyperventilate when I see those perfectly prepared birthday party spreads. I think of all the work, the planning, the time and I immediately melt down into a this tinfoil stress ball.
It’s too much.
The good news is that to be a good mom you don’t have to have a DIY birthday party.
You need a fun activity that is equally impressive and inexpensive! Yes? This make your own lava lamp is sure to make you and your kids happy! Plus, science….
With all those free apps for preschoolers out there, is it really worth paying for something? Here’s everything you need to consider.
Ahoy Matey! Who doesn’t like a good afternoon of talking like a pirate? This scavenger hunt is printed with clues that use places in your own home. Simply print, cut, hide and play!
I am so excited to have my friend Brianna guest posting today. Brianna and I go WAY back. She was the Eeyore to my Piglet…
Looking for things to do on long car rides? Or maybe how in the world to keep kids busy on a plane? Here are a few must haves for you to enjoy the journey.
Fall is here! The temperature is finally reaching sane digits and the kids are almost on fall break. Wait?!? What? How did that happen so fast?…
We want to have fun with our kids! However, when summer hits, so do the expenses. Kids activities are pricey, but entertainment doesn’t need to…
Take our toddler son on a plane?!? It was something that my husband and I wanted to avoid. My six-year-old daughter, no problem. But my son!?! No way! The good news is that we made it. Because of a little advance preparation, we had an (almost) meltdown free flight. This travel activity kit held all our kid entertainment.
At every Halloween store you visit, you’ll find a wide variety of kids costumes. However, those cute costumes come at a price – much more…
Pool noodles are amazing and can be used for so many ingenious toys. As a bonus, they can be found everywhere during the summer and…
We all want to do fun stuff to do with our kids – but many times the kids activities we find are too complicated and require way too much work. Not these!
Using dish soap and a few common kitchen ingredients, you can create amazing dish soap science projects that your kids will talk about for days to come.
Need a fun summer party idea? We did too! My son turned four this year. He loves Olaf and since he has a summer birthday, we hosted a Frozen Themed Summer Birthday party for him and his friends. Here is our complete party plan so you host on of your own.
When you have kids in tow, usually the cheapest fun is the best fun! I remember the time my parents took me to the airport…
Can we talk bath time for a second?
How difficult is it to convince your kids to bathe? Hard?
With this bath bomb recipe, you’ll feel like super mom because you’re kids will countdown the minutes till they can get in the tub.
Your daughter wants an American Girl doll, but you hesitate.
Will she appreciate it?
Will she use it?
It’s such a large investment! Have no fear. Here’s how to guarantee that your daughter will take care of her new friend and appreciate for years to come.
Wonder how they make those popping boba beads at your local for-yo shop? Do your kids love them as much as mine do? Well, wonder no more. Not only is this an awesome science experiment, but it’s a simple one, too!
We want to have fun with our kids! However, when summer hits, so do the expenses. Kids activities are pricy, but entertainment doesn’t need to…
You know that recycling is good for our planet, but how do we make our kids more aware? I have a fun recycling sorting game for you to use as well as a free recycling program for schools.
We want to have fun with our kids! However, when summer hits, so do the expenses. Kids activities are pricy. But entertainment doesn’t need to…
Scared to head out on the open road with kids? Don’t be! These family road trip hacks are a piece of cake and will make your drive so much easier – wherever you are going.
If you look in the backseat of my car, you will see markers… everywhere. Green crayola markers on the floor. Brown crayola markers in the…
Want some easy kid football crafts for game day? These five activities will keep kids happy throughout the entire game!
Who knew that you could make silly putty from two ingredients?
We want to have fun with our kids! However, when summer hits, so do the expenses. Kids activities are pricy, but entertainment doesn’t need to be expensive. During these Dollar Store Days of Summer, I’m sharing ten activities that use only supplies found at the Dollar Store. They are quick. They are easy. And most require little adult guidance and help. Just sit back and watch your kids play. Or.. jump in and join the fun!
The Minions movie is out on DVD! Wondering how a toddler fares with it? Want a spectacular dessert to treat yourself while watching?
You’re looking for fun, indoor birthday party idea but you want something beyond the typical. Why not throw an engineering party? Not only is it educational but it’s super easy! Namely, because of a company that will coordinate all the set-up, learning and clean up of supplies.
We all worry about whether we spend enough time with our kids.
On the phone with my mom one night, she said to me:
“You’re such a good mom. You spend so much time with your kids. I never did with that you.”
My mom worked as an administrative assistant at the hospital 4 miles down the road. Every night, she came home around 5:30pm, cooked dinner and then we all relaxed while watching Murphy Brown or Friends.
Truth is: I thought she spent enough time with me.
I felt pretty happy and content.
And frankly, I feel like a failure with this whole mom business.