10 Ways to Keep Your House Clean WITH KIDS

10 Ways to Keep Your House Clean WITH KIDS

These tips on how to keep your house clean with kids are brought to you by the Dyson DC59 Motorhead. Be sure to check out the DYSON GIVEAWAY at the end of the post (hosted by Linqia). I hold this motto close to my heart. Yet… The chaos of a cluttered home can be exhausting. Before […]

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 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 […]

A Letter from the Tooth Fairy

A Letter from the Tooth Fairy

Oh, that gap! Teeth have been falling out left and right, every other day. My little lady stopped me one night amidst the chaos of after dinner clean-up and asked… Is the tooth fairy real? I was caught completely off guard. She had just tucked away her LAST baby tooth for safe keeping that evening. […]

7 Tips for FUN Family Biking Adventures with Kids

7 Tips for FUN Family Biking Adventures with Kids

When I was a child, learning to ride your bike meant FREEDOM. It meant being able to go to the local pool, playground, or library without an adult. Learning to ride was a right of passage. You went from being a child, to a big kid who could seek your own adventures. In today’s world, […]

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 […]