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20 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Spring Break

20 Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Spring Break

This year is flying by at a scary rate… We’re now only a few weeks away from Spring Break and I’m already starting to plan it out… because no one wants to go into a week-long vacation, with the kids home, without a plan. To […]

Getting Kids to Listen Without Losing It

Getting Kids to Listen Without Losing It

Sometimes my screaming sounds like something out of The Exorcist. It’s so bad, I swear the neighbors can hear and you would think that you had just walked into the Costanza’s house. You know, George’s crazy, yelling, “SERENITY NOW!” parents from Seinfeld? Yep, that was […]

Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom

Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom

With each new baby, comes change. Roles change, family dynamic changes, and priorities shift. A very dear friend of mine just had her fourth child. This baby girl is such a precious little bundle of joy and they are all completely in love with her! […]

Keeping Kids Busy Without Using the TV

Keeping Kids Busy Without Using the TV

“A mother’s work is never done.” No other statement has ever been more true. With so many things to do and kids at home, it’s often difficult to start and finish a task in one sitting. As a writer, it is especially important to keep […]

What’s He Eating?: A Cautionary Tale For New Parents About Gross Things Kids Do

What’s He Eating?: A Cautionary Tale For New Parents About Gross Things Kids Do

Interesting things happen when you become a parent. Your body changes, your perspective changes, and above all, your reality changes. You start to lose touch with civilization, witness things you never thought you’d ever see and become desensitized to things that would have bothered you […]

Supporting a Good Cause and Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

Supporting a Good Cause and Setting a Good Example for Your Kids

A few posts back, I discussed raising children to be good people. See, the pre-mom me thought that this would be an inherent quality, already pre-programmed into them, but apparently, it takes teaching and constant reminding… What life is really like with kids is so […]

Are You Raising Fearful Children?

Are You Raising Fearful Children?

We’ve already discussed what life is really like with children… it’s crazy and chaotic. But we keep working hard to do a good job. As parents, we all want to raise our children to be strong, good-willed, ambitious adults. Easy, right? Well if you’ve ever had, known, or […]

What Life is Really Like with Children

What Life is Really Like with Children

Before I became a parent, I always pictured what life would be like with children. I had this vision of how perfectly well dressed, neat, and well behaved my little ones would be. How I’d take them to the museum, and other various experiences throughout the […]

15 Cheap Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During Winter Break

15 Cheap Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy During Winter Break

“…And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again…” They are home, and funny enough- they are up earlier than usual. Today you didn’t have to coax them out of bed. No. Today they were up at the crack of dawn, ready […]

Santa is Messing Up Christmas

Santa is Messing Up Christmas

Every year, my kids would light up at the mention of Santa. Their eyes would twinkle and they would squeal with excitement just pondering all the things he’d bring them. He’s the “man with all the toys”, so what do you expect? But I refuse to have Santa be the Christmas […]

Making Time for Yourself Outside of Motherhood

Making Time for Yourself Outside of Motherhood

Simply put, LIFE WITH KIDS IS FREAKING CRAZY. Much like a video game, you’re trying to make it through each level of your day without running out of time. Our days are packed with cleaning, cooking, errands, administrative tasks, chauffeuring kids around, doing homework, and trying […]

Listening to Your Kids: Slow Down, Mom!

Listening to Your Kids: Slow Down, Mom!

With three kids and an errand list longer than the Great Wall of China, I’ve found that I sometimes lose sight of the things that are really important in life. As I rush down the aisles of a store to get the shopping done “real […]

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