Parenting – Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:22:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-YMF-Logo-Icon-150x150.jpg Parenting – Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com 32 32 When the kids are older, I’ll be able to… https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/when-the-kids-are-older/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/when-the-kids-are-older/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:58 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=16767 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

It’s funny. We think about all of the things that we will do when our children are born.  Rock them, hold them, sing to them, enjoy every minute of them.  Not much time passes before we begin looking to the future when we start thinking “When the kids are older, I’ll be able to…” and...

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When there is hope with a 4D heart (& free card for you) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/4d-heart/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/4d-heart/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:13:12 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=33508 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of BIOLIFE4D. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  When there is hope… with a 4D Heart.  Just last year, two of my friends watched their children pass away.  The thought makes my...

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Should kids have more chores? https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/should-kids-do-chores/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/should-kids-do-chores/#comments Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:29:08 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=33435 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Should kids do chores? Check out what this Harvard study found when they really looked into it.

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10 secrets of a HAPPY mom – be stress free & enjoy your time as a mother! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-secrets-of-a-happy-mom/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-secrets-of-a-happy-mom/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:00:08 +0000 http://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=3209 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Are you a happy Mom? I try to follow in the footsteps of my own mom. She is such a happy person, because she loves her family. So much like my grandma.
Do your kids see that you are enjoying being their Mom?

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The scary truth about what’s hurting our kids https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/scary-truth-whats-hurting-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/scary-truth-whats-hurting-kids/#comments Mon, 29 Jan 2018 01:00:01 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32128 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

In the past week, I’ve read several studies that are scary to me… it’s the scary truth about what’s hurting our kids.   We all know that what our kids hear becomes their inner voice, but it’s hard to control what they hear from others, isn’t it? CNN recently interviewed Dr. Jean Twenge, author of iGen and her...

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5 practical ways to teach your sons to be gentlemen when they grow up https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/sons-to-be-men/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/sons-to-be-men/#comments Sat, 27 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=19864 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

On a daily basis, I think about what kind of people our children will be when they are grown. Will they be responsible? Will they be kind? Will they be helpful? Today I am sharing 5 practical ways to teach boys to be men.   When our son was younger, he went to a week-long local summer...

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CONSEQUENCES FOR KIDS THAT WORK! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/consequences-for-kids-that-work/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/consequences-for-kids-that-work/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:06 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=23250 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Coming up with consequences for kids is not always easy, especially when you’re in the heat of the moment and you just need your kids to do what you ask!   You need to find something that works and stick to it… if you want a behavior to change. How many times do we (myself included!) make up crazy...

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Why I still carry my kids… https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/why-i-still-carry-my-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/why-i-still-carry-my-kids/#comments Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=21987 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

I wrote this post a few years ago, Why I Still Carry My Kids, but it still is close to my heart, so I wanted to share it again today.  A good reminder for myself & hopefully others. 🙂  I see you looking my way – when I hold my 7-year-old, my 5-year-old, my 3-year-old...

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Year in Review Printable: 2017 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/year-review-printable-2017/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/year-review-printable-2017/#comments Tue, 26 Dec 2017 03:49:21 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=33079 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This 2017 Year in Review is a fun New Year’s Eve ideas for your kids & your family.   It’s a great way to talk, with your kids, about the past year and how 2018 will look…  I love looking back at what our kids have done, what their favorite colors were, their favorite animal,...

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How to turn off their electronics without an argument https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/turn-off-electronics-with-argument/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/turn-off-electronics-with-argument/#comments Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:10:50 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=33050 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

My friend Samantha told me something years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since.   I now tell parents this tip to help them have their kids turn off electronics without an argument.  It works in so many areas: screentime, switching activities, asking them to do their chores, etc… Samantha put it into a...

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How to make each child feel important (in a large family) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/spending-one-on-one-time-with-your-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/spending-one-on-one-time-with-your-kids/#comments Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000 http://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=484 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

How can you make each child feel important?  Devote time to JUST THAT CHILD!   It really is just that easy- spend time listening to your child and talking with your child… say yes when they ask you to lie down with them when you tuck them… all of those little things add up to a...

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Christmas Traditions with kids https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/christmas-traditions/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/christmas-traditions/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:00:59 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32912 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Are you looking for some Christmas Traditions with kids, maybe something to do over their Christmas break?   Try these meaningful Christmas ideas.  I wanted to share some simple ideas because I think it’s important to realize that we don’t have to go crazy to make things meaningful. Yes, Pinterest is a flurry of ideas of ways...

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Why Dutch children sleep longer than children in other countries https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/dutch-children-sleep-longer/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/dutch-children-sleep-longer/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:07 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32546 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Dutch children sleep longer than in other countries.  Compared to American babies, Dutch babies at the age of six months get two hours of sleep more every day on average. Yes, two hours every day! Imagine what you could do in those two hours, maybe get some extra sleep yourself,  prep dinner for tomorrow, watch...

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10 ways to teach your young kids about kindness https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teach-kids-about-kindness/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teach-kids-about-kindness/#comments Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:16:18 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=17739 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

It is SO important to teach your young kids about kindness… on a daily basis!   Over anything else, I want our kids to be kind… kind to others and kind to themselves. 1.  Be an example. You must be an example of kindness if you want your kids to be kind to others.  My parents...

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Kids waking up too early after time change? https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/time-change/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/time-change/#respond Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:25:21 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=29909 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Are your kids waking up too early after time change?   After a time change, it can be so hard to get our kids to get back to a nice sleeping schedule.  When your kids are waking too early, it can make them tired, cranky and just not very happy kids. I recently read an article on...

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Instead of giving toys… https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/instead-giving-toys/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/instead-giving-toys/#comments Fri, 13 Oct 2017 06:29:11 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=31307 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Science says instead of giving toys… give gifts that create memories.  They are valued more than toys. Outings, experiences & vacations are “valued by children, both in the moment and for long afterward in their memory,” psychologist and best-selling author Oliver James explained to The Telegraph. “It’s all about talking nonsense with your parents, sharing an ice cream...

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Keep your child in their bed https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/child-in-bed/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/child-in-bed/#comments Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:00:07 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=14413 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Cuddle time is wonderful, but some times, we just need our kids to stay in their own beds!

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Why I put my kids to bed at 7 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/put-kids-bed-7/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/put-kids-bed-7/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:00:23 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=14014 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

When a fellow blogger shared my post, someone had left the comment "Who puts their kid to bed between 6:00 & 7:00 pm?" … so today I wanted to tell you WHY I put our kids to bed between 6:00 and 7:00pm.

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Child’s stomach hurts before school https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/childs-stomach-hurts-before-school/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/childs-stomach-hurts-before-school/#comments Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:13 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=24193 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

At one point or another, each of our kid’s stomachs have hurt before school.  Usually it starts the night before, when they are lying in bed, thinking about school in the morning.  I know that they don’t realize it and would never admit it, but it boils down to one thing: anxiety. Every year starts...

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10 time-saving morning hacks https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/morning-hacks/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/morning-hacks/#comments Sat, 02 Sep 2017 14:00:50 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=15879 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

I am excited to share some great time-saving morning hacks with you! I love to find different ways to make our morning run smoother. Here are some time-saving morning hacks:

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