Must Try Summer Schedule for Kids: Stress Free Routine

Must Try Summer Schedule for Kids: Stress Free Routine

Summer Schedule for Kids: An approach inspired by the NEW 101 Kids Activities book! Sometimes I smile at my kids and think about how lucky I am to be able to spend lazy, relaxing summer days with them. Other times, I feel … simply overwhelmed by the lack of routine. Switching from a daily schedule […]

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

How to stop yelling… Where do you begin? Seriously? Is the answer ice-cream? I grew up in a home with yelling. Serious YELLING. Yelling has been woven into the fabric of my life. It is who I am. I am a yeller. How do you begin to reset such an inherent parenting response? This recent […]

Fostering Independence at the Farmer’s Market with Kids

Fostering Independence at the Farmer’s Market with Kids

Check out these 5 easy tips for fostering independence at the farmer’s market with kids! Heading to the farmer’s market with kids has, in the past, has been either AWESOME fun or a disaster. Over the years, we’ve perfected this weekly trip. Below are five tips for fostering independence at the farmer’s market with kids. […]

5 Ways to Inspire Wanderlust in Children

5 Ways to Inspire Wanderlust in Children

Inspire wanderlust in children! These joyful tips are brought to you by HP Pavilion x360. Wanderlust is a state of mind, a deep feeling, a flame of desire to roam… that can be fed or extinguished. Below are five ways to encourage curiosity and the love of travel in children. Earlier this year my husband […]

Real Mom Advice: 25+ Ways to Survive (and Enjoy) Your Next Family Road Trip

Real Mom Advice: 25+ Ways to Survive (and Enjoy) Your Next Family Road Trip

These sponsored travel tips are brought to you by the family-friendly HP Pavilion x360.  Say YES to adventure. Honestly, with kids… life is a constant ADVENTURE. Ironically, taking a relaxing family vacation can feel more stressful than just being home with the kids. Traveling with your kids is a great way to open their eyes […]

5 Ways to Connect with Your Kids TOMORROW Morning

5 Ways to Connect with Your Kids TOMORROW Morning

This collection of tips is sponsored by Cheerios and The Family Breakfast Project. Hurry up! We’re going to be late. Come ON! Does this sound familiar? I often find myself yelling these phrases at my girls as we fly out the door in the morning — rush, rush, rushing to school. Sadly, this often leads […]

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling Over Summer Break

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling Over Summer Break

Summer break is around the corner. Before it begins, I tend to romanticize summer break with daydreams of playing in the sprinkler, bike rides, and trips to the lake.  The truth is, this extended togetherness often leads to a lot of parenting frustration. Tired of the yelling?  Tired of the whining?  Tired of being tired? […]

Hug More. Shout Less.

Hug More. Shout Less.

Inspired by Soul Pancake & An Open Letter To Moms from Kid President.

5 Tips for Celebrating Siblings’ Individual Talents

5 Tips for Celebrating Siblings’ Individual Talents

Learn more about the All-New Tinker Bell Movie, The Pirate Fairy and order a copy on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD April 1. Striking the right balance when encouraging talents and recognizing accomplishments among siblings can be challenging. As parents, we certainly want to foster and celebrate our children’s individual gifts. And we want to do […]

7+ Tips for Avoiding Child (and Parent!) Meltdowns

7+ Tips for Avoiding Child (and Parent!) Meltdowns

You know you’ve been there  . . . That moment when you’re ready to melt down. It only lasts a second, but some days that’s all it takes. Whether it’s fueled by hunger, physical exhaustion, or you’re just having “one of those moments,” a meltdown is something you could surely live without. We’re over on […]