I want my kids to feel a sense of belonging. I want them to believe deeply that they are a part of a whole and that they will never be alone in this sometimes lonely, disconnected world. I suppose I could laminate this sentiment on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge, or I could just take down our Kangaroo mask and do a little dance.
Posts in the "Building Relationships" category:
What does “home” mean to you? Beauty and peace and harmony – that’s home (in a good moment like this one).
Do you ever worry about the influence friends will have in your children’s lives? Rachel Sullivan shares cheap and inspiring ideas on how to keep the family tight and the fun alive with Family Fun Night!
Families can form some of the best trip memories from small traditions. Keep in mind it’s just not the fun you’ll have at your destination, but the fantastic memories you can make before you even get there! Read on for some great ideas for fun on the road.
Isn’t love the most important element of discipline and conflict resolution? This 20-minute podcast offers lots of stories and methods for making love the key ingredient in our discipline strategies with our children and our resolution of issues with our spouses and friends.
You’re probably asking yourselves what in the world we are doing…well, glad you asked.
If our lives are so crammed full of soccer games, music lessons, and social functions how can we expect to have fun together? Great experiences don’t happen by accident. While you can’t force family fun, you do have to make a place for it.
Sometimes it feels like implementing quality traditions into our homes is “just one more thing” to do. In this podcast, you’ll be reminded that traditions don’t have to be “big” or stressful in order to be magical.
Fun housework? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Creating order and cleanliness isn’t always a party at my house, but for those who are committed to getting the family involved (while having some fun along the way) here are some ways great ideas.
Does that apply to disciplining children? Is it possible to have fun and discipline at the same time? Well, it’s happening at our house (sometimes!), and I’m excited to share.
There’s a common misconception that housework is terrible, mundane drudgery that needs to be accomplished as quickly as possible (or avoided at all costs) so we can move on to the “more important” things in life. I don’t love scrubbing bathtubs or mopping floors, necessarily, but here are a few experiences from my life that have helped me to see the meaning, joy, and purpose in the work required to sustain a family.