Welcome! I’m so glad that you stopped by Your Modern Family blog. My blog is a place where we cover everything that has anything to do with family. Right now, you are on my ABOUT PAGE. If you came to this page by mistake, you can go to my HOME page first or you can pick another category from the menu bar (above). I have also posted my top-viewed posts below.
So… who am I?
I’m Becky Mansfield I am a wife to my high school and college sweetheart, Mickey. We started dating when I was 13 and he was 14 and we have been together ever since. We were married in 2004, after dating for 7 years. We moved to a town outside of Charlotte and started a family.
We have four kids…
I was an elementary teacher, until our oldest son was born in 2006 (and I became a stay at home mom). Two years later, in 2008, we welcomed another beautiful baby boy and I became a (one morning a week) play therapist.
In 2010 we had our third sweet son. And in 2012 we welcomed our little girl. (… and a few years later, we brought home our Goldendoodle & our Tabby Cat) 🙂
I always knew that I wanted four children and we were so excited to be able to have our beautiful children. We lost a baby along the way and I share that story here. I share a lot of positive parenting stories on this blog, because I think that the way that we talk to our children becomes their inner voices. They hear our words daily and they think of themselves the way that we talk about them and to them.
I share stories about the benefits of one on one time, something that we are working on daily. We can always do more and we all make mistakes, but we are on this parenting journey together. You are welcome to join the course here (for free). I will send you a free one-on-one time calendar to get you started.
On my blog, I share stories of how to organize a home with children and how to declutter. Having a clean home cuts down on stress, so it is important to me. I share tips for easy meals and really anything that lets you forget the small stuff and focus on what really matters: your family.
I have several popular posts that my readers go back to again & again:
- Your Words are Your Child’s Inner Voice
- The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids
- Mommy, Will You Lay with Me?
- Yes, I Still Carry My Kids.
- 50 Non-Toy Gift Ideas
- Why the Elf on the Shelf Forgot to Move
- Why our kids are in bed by 7:00
- Kids waking too early? Try this.
- Ultimate List of Freebie Websites
I am also the author of the best-selling book:
Potty Train in a Weekend:
And this top-selling course:
I am also the author of the book: You can be a Stay at Home Mom on One Income.
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