My girls know this is serious business. They’ve long abandoned any dreams of taking over the remote when “Mom is watching her house shows.” It’s gotten out of hand. So, too, have dreams and designs for my own home. It still has the same layout and many of the original features from when it was […]
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The iconic family road trip. The video store shelves are flooded with comedies written about these all-important rites of summertime passage. Why? Because nine times out of 10, they quickly devolve into unmitigated catastrophes.
I used to keep a daily journal for about 18 years of my life. It was adorable in my elementary school years, cathartic in my teenage years, and kept track of momentous occasions in my college and young adult years. My entries were lengthy, filled with emotion, and someday I hope my kids read my […]
I’m telling you, if something has the power to make you appreciate everything around you, make you have more empathy and compassion and generosity towards others and also grows your faith and positive attitude – everyone should have it.
One of my favorite parts of the day is when my kids are in bed. You read that correct! You might even be thinking – yes! Me too! I need some peace and quiet around here. But I don’t mean what you are probably thinking! I mean the cuddle and reading time we get to […]
I refuse to use our oven on hot days. It seems counter-productive. This means our summer meal options are cold sandwiches, grilling, stove-top skillets, or something that hangs out in my crockpot all day.
There’s an article making the Facebook rounds called “Your Kids Should Not Be the Most Important in the Family.” Published by family psychologist John Rosemond, it’s a simple reminder to parents not to ignore their spouses in the race to raise exceptional kids. And it’s been shared more than 1.1 million times.
Honestly, do any parents feel balanced more than 10% of the time?
Summer is all about adventures and making memories! This is also a great time of year to make a bucket list of things you want to see and do! The kids can help make your summer bucket list as well. There is a lot of joy and satisfaction that comes with crossing items off of […]
Reading is one of the most important skills in life. Yet some children and adults will never know the joy reading can bring. So how do we instill in our children the love of reading? Here are some steps that we can take to start fueling the desire to read even before they can.