As the school year starts, we help our children embrace new learning opportunities and friendships while helping them get organized and set up for success. Here are some simple ideas to help YOU enjoy more learning, friends and organization too!
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Make Summer Learning Fun!
Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.
Will My Teenager Be Ready for Adulthood?
I want to give my teenagers a voice of encouragement that, yes, they can do things on their own!
Stress-free Holidays are Possible
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
What Saying “No” Means to Me
It’s exciting and empowering to discover that saying no doesn’t have to leave me feeling guilty, and saying yes doesn’t need to deplete me.
Great Ideas for Screen-Free Week
Need some great tips for helping your family stay screen-free this week? Here’s a link to a past page for some great information and resources to help you accomplish that and get reconnected in real ways: Join Us for Screen-Free Week
Bringing Home Baby
When I asked my five-year-old how we could improve the transition of our new baby into our family, I was surprised by his thoughtful response.
Managing Mealtime Madness
I prioritize family dinner because I want to have a space in the day when my family can come together and be nourished both physically and emotionally. It’s rarely calm and controlled, never clean or quiet, but I’m happy to say that, for the most part, my dinnertime plan is working–for everyone. Here’s how it goes down at my house.
Why I Don’t Make Sunday Breakfast Anymore
As my kids get older, I’m realizing that the solution to healthy eating AND sanity lies in one place: my kids need to learn to cook.
Book Review: Navigating the Cyberscape
Ryan Anderson uses incredible wit, knowledge, and experience to help us examine how we interact with technology. He draws from his extensive background working with troubled teenagers and compliments that with extensive research to clearly, and cleverly, evaluate and help us improve our dynamic relationship with the cyber world.
Video Games Are Not the Enemy—They are the Messenger
What if paying attention to our children’s technological obsessions could give us insight into their needs? Author Amanda Hamilton Roos explores this idea in this thought-provoking post.
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 […]