If you are like me, you have had “THOSE DAYS”. “Those days” are the days that the kids decide to see how long my patience will last. At every turn, I have a child who is distracted, bored or just plain tired. And speaking of tired, there are “those days” that I am just plain […]
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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 […]
So I challenge you this summer to set some goals. And to make it more fun, I’m framing them into something I’m calling the 1000 – 100 – 10 challenge! You heard that right, I am challenging you to do 1000, 100, and 10 of 3 different things over the course of this summer. I […]
It’s the final countdown to summer! You can smell the campfires in the air, the laughter of neighbor kids playing until darkness sets in and relaxation right around the corner! So what are you doing to celebrate the start of summer vacation? I’m throwing my kids a party! Here’s why and what it entails. Now […]
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.
Maybe I’m not the only one, but I think a lot about how things were different when I was a kid. It might because I’m in the midst of raising my own children. It might be because I miss simpler times. It might be that the world has just drastically changed. Whatever the reason, one […]
My daughter was born 4 years ago. Her first summer was spent rolling around on the floor as her mama cheered on Team USA in the London Olympics. She was a perfect baby, tall and lean. My husband and I joked every night about whether she would be an Olympic Volleyball star or a center […]