This post was written several years ago, but we still do these chores... not much has changed (except that our four young children are now two pre-teens and two teens!) Chores to do each day, week, and month of the year With four children, Read More
Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art with Kids – an easy outdoor activity that kids love!
I shared this stained glass sidewalk chalk idea last year because our kids LOVED it, so I updated it and wanted to share it again this summer! I hope you enjoy making sidewalk chalk art with your family! ♥ If I had to pick a favorite Read More
50+ Easter Basket Stuffers that your kids will LOVE!
Wondering what to put inside an Easter Basket? We are sharing 50+ Easter Basket Stuffers for kids! Easter Basket gifts are fun and help your family celebrate the season, no matter what the gift may be. Easter Basket Fillers are another way to Read More
Non Candy Valentines : Bubbles Valentines
If you are looking for adorable Non-Candy Valentines, you've come to the right place. These Bubble Valentines are perfect! While candy Valentines are always fun, it's nice to mix it up a bit and give their friends something new to play with... Read More
DIY Valentines Day Mailbox
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and who doesn't want an adorable Valentine's day Mailbox — perfect for sharing lovely and kind thoughts... or sharing any of these adorable Valentine's Day Cards! My friend wanted to create something Read More
Ten Reasons Daddy Is More Fun Than Mommy
Last night as I listened to my husband play with our children, I easily thought of ten reasons Daddy is more fun than Mommy! Most of boils down to the simple fact that Mom is timed— we just can't do it all!My friend Hillary wrote today's Read More
Non-Candy Halloween Treats Kids Will WANT instead!
Non-Food Halloween Treats are becoming more popular. Halloween candy or not... Halloween Treats are fun for everyone- no matter the age! Whether you are making Halloween desserts, looking for ideas to create a fun Halloween-themed Read More
Why Her Kids Don’t Have Chores
How do you feel about chores for kids? While my kids have chores, it's not the case for everyone. One of my best friends, Hillary, is here today to talk about why her kids don't have chores. I often share chore cards, chore charts for Read More
Child’s stomach hurts before school (anxiety in a child)
7- Send a picture of your family for him to keep in his pocket. TIP: try to find a photo of a fun memory, like a vacation or a fun activity that you did as a family. More posts you might like: Read More
Conversation Starters for Kids – Questions to Ask Your Child About School
If you are struggling to glean details from your child's school day, use these questions to ask your child about school. These three questions are perfect conversation starters for kids. They help your child develop a habit of talking about their Read More
How to make each child feel important (even in a large family)
How can you make each child feel important? Have one on one time with your kids. 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 Read More
60 Screen-Free Summer Activities for Kids
These Screen-Free Summer Activities for Kids are perfect! There is nothing quite like getting away from technology, even if it is just for a no-technology week! It is sad, but before kids had virtual school, they found that American children Read More
How To Limit Screen Time for Kids – Free Printable
If you need help limiting screen time for kids, this free printable is going to be amazing for you! This No-Screen Time Until Printable Sheet has been wonderful for our family. When we first started limiting electronics for our kids, we created this Read More
No Screen Time Until Free Printable Sheet (a pre- screentime checklist)
I wanted to share this No Screentime Until Printable Sheet again today because it has been wonderful for our family over the years. It teaches our children that there are more important things in life & screentime is the last resort. It gives Read More
Consequences for Kids that ACTUALLY work!
Coming up with consequences for kids that work 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 (preferably without yelling)! You need to find something that Read More
Kids waking too early? Try this trick – it really works!
Are your kids waking too early? Do you wish your children would sleep in just a little later? I understand completely! When your kids are waking too early in the morning, it can make them tired, cranky and they don't feel their Read More
“Mommy, will you lay with me?” … should you lay with your child in bed when they ask?
I have a new favorite phrase from our kids: "Mommy, will you lay with me?" Why is this my favorite? Let me tell you. Do you hear this every night, as I do? "Mommy, can you lie down with me for a few minutes?" (or, as Read More
2 year old is still waking up at night? Advice from a Pediatrician
Several years ago, when our child was still waking up at night (two years old at the time), I went into our Doctor's office with this complaint… "My 2-year-old is still waking up at night ." Her advice changed our nights! I was recently Read More
5 signs your child NEEDS one on one time
I wrote this post a few years ago and it still holds true today. There are certain times when your kids need one on one time. Most of you know that we do our one on one time every month for our special nights, but there are other times when I will Read More
Drowning doesn’t look like drowning (Kids drowning happens in 20 seconds)
Did you know that drowning doesn't look like drowning? Often, we think of kids drowning (and adults drowning) as it seems in the movies (thrashing about, yelling for help & just an overall "Hollywood style" of drowning symptoms), but that Read More
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