Here are three simple ideas you can apply to your parenting today. If you’re anything like me, you’ll notice a HUGE difference.
9 Tips for Great Dinnertime Conversations
Are you ready to take your dinnertime conversations to the next level (perhaps veering away from complaints about the food or bickering)? Read the best ideas from our Power of Moms community and print out a whole list of great conversation-starters.
Books and Charts To Stop The Fighting
Although watching people fight seems to be a national past time (on TV, in political debates, and all over the tabloids), I don’t know a single person who enjoys the fighting at home. Sometimes it feels like there’s no hope in sight. (But there is . . . keep reading.)
Does Yelling Motivate?
Tonight my three-year-old and I had a little stand-off. He wanted to wear his brother’s roller skates (instead of his own), and he thought that kicking, screaming, hitting, and biting would do the trick. Dinner was on the stove, my husband was delayed getting home from work, I’d just had a full afternoon of unproductive […]
A Valentine’s Tradition Your Family Will Never Forget
Amidst all the tasty treats and heart-shaped crafts our family enjoys for Valentine’s Day, we’ve designed a special tradition that incorporates some real quality time together. We call it our, “We Love to Be a Family” Day. It’s one of the best traditions we’ve started!
Why I Woke Up My Son to Play a Computer Game
When I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm went off, I thought, “If I wake Spencer up right now, he could play the game for a little while before it’s time to leave.” Then came a little internal battle: Really? Do you EVER wake up a sleeping child so he can play a video game?
Making Summer Awesome: Episode 159
Those long, lovely days of summer can become some of our family’s best memories. But how do we create a little more structure so that summer break is enjoyable for EVERYONE? April and Saren share their best tips here.
Spiritual Sundays: Help Is Closer Than You Think
If we could really see where spiritual power is available to us, I think we would be overwhelmed by how much help is within our reach. Here are four ideas to consider.
Who Wants to Live on Stinky Shoe Lane?
Pleasant names can make just about anything more pleasant. These are my suggestions for giving more uplifting descriptions to the responsibilities associated with raising children.
Mommy’s Quiet Time 101 – Episode 112 [Audio Post]
Would you like an hour or so of quiet time each day to nap, complete a project, read, exercise, or do something else that is important to you while your children are happily occupied, doing their own thing? Yes, your life is most likely complicated, and every idea featured in the podcast below might not […]
Permission to Breathe
If you’ve ever wished you could do MORE for your children (even though you’re doing the best you can), here’s a fresh perspective.
Planning What Matters Most at Christmas
April offers a step-by-step plan for making this Christmas exactly what you and your family want most.