stop yelling & the kids will start to LISTEN

Stop yelling — to get your kids to listen

Did you know that you can stop yelling to get your kids to listen?   They will even start telling you more and really talking to you (this is what happened to us the other day).   When I was a teacher, I never yelled at my students (I wouldn’t have dreamt of it, honestly!).  I didn’t…

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tooth fairy forgot to come

25 Reasons the tooth fairy forgot to come

When the kids wake us up to tell us that the tooth fairy forgot to come last night – we need to be quick on our feet to think of a reason why. Our tooth fairy usually comes and leaves a cute little note, but sometimes she just forgets!  I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised- during December,…

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recipes for the grill (must try!)

25 Must Try Recipes for the Grill

Summertime is always filled with a lot of backyard cookouts and grilling adventures as you try new recipes. We love eating a variety of meals so finding good recipes for grilling is always a must! 1) Grilling corn is so simple and delicious when you use tin foil. 2) Veggies on the grill are simple and…

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Easy Homemade Milkshakes

15 Homemade Milkshakes You Need to Try This Summer

Summertime is the perfect time for a cold, frosty drink. And what tastes better when the temperature are soaring than a creamy, cold milkshake? No need to go to the drive-thru. Here are 15 delicious homemade milkshakes you can make at home. Yummy Homemade Milkshakes Try not to fall in love with this ah-mazing looking…

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new mom

10 tips for moms with babies

I love babies (and kids… I mean, obviously since we have four of them). I also love to share my favorite tips for moms of babies, because babies are so sweet and they don’t stay babies forever… so above all else, remember to soak up these baby moments… they grow up faster than we know it!

Frozen fruit pops

Popsicles for Breakfast: Strawberry Kiwi Yogurt Popsicles

These Strawberry Kiwi Yogurt Popsicles are the perfect mid-day pick me up or after dinner treat!  As the weather warms up, so does the desire for ice cream and lots of other sweet frozen treats. As much as we want to give into our sweet kids and give them that huge milkshake or bowl of…

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