The Art of the Whine: 6 Ways to Combat Tantrums

6 Ways to Combat Tantrums

Ahhh, a child’s tantrum What encompasses this magical activity? What causes it to form? What do our little beings think they’re achieving when they do it? Is there a way to make it end? These are all questions we’ve all pondered as parents. I know I have, and I’ve never quite seemed to find the right answers. In my own flashback, […]

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Chore Buckets 101

Chore Buckets are the simple way to get your children to not only complete their chores, but also to ask for more!

Do you unsuccessfully try to have your children complete their chores? Do your pleads fall on deaf ears? Well, listen up, because I’ve got the solution for you! *trumpets blowing* Chore Buckets! This isn’t just your average chore list. It’s a glammed-up, super fun way for your kids to actually do work, but not feel […]

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Once-in-a-While Cake in a Cone

cake-in-a-cone sits atop a plate, adorned in lots of sugary toppings

I realize it dates me, but the 1989 Warrant song, Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away, plays over and over again in my head as I stare out at the many little bowls of sprinkles, cookie bits, and other cake toppings prepared on my son’s birthday table. Why? Because ‘Heaven’ is the only term that comes […]

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Turning Your Peanut Into a Picasso

5 Steps to Turn Your Child's Art Into Masterpieces

A little background first. I had a three year stint as a stay-at-home mother during which some of my inner talents and loves suddenly came to life. After an entire lifetime in hiding, I experienced a powerful explosion of self-discovery. Among those loves was the ability to salvage the old, the vintage, the antique, and […]

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Screen Time and Kids

a child stands, watching TV. Topic discussed is screen time and kids

Only it’s exhausting. I don’t know if it’s because adults have less energy than children or if it’s because our minds are running through our list of to-do every time more than an hour passes of their playtime. I just don’t have their level of energy. So sometimes I find myself asking my kids to […]

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The Day I wore a Superhero Cape

A white postcard stands in front of a wooden background. The postcard states, "Mom, I've always known," and underneath is a superhero cape and eye mask, both in pink.

The day my son heard me take that business call, I laughed so hard, I worried that my tear ducts would dry right up. Allow me to set up the scene. The kids and I are in our family car, driving up our street and into the driveway, back from an activity, when a call comes in. It’s work. The powers […]

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