Who else has dropped $50+ on junk for Easter baskets that is just going to get thrown away after 24 hours? We are literally throwing our money in the trash, just so we can fill our kids’ baskets with nonsense! I try to avoid these things: Slime. Usually good for one use, and 100% leaves the mother frustrated during clean up! Too much candy that … Continue reading Practical Easter Basket Ideas that Your Kids will LOVE!
I’m sitting here trying to figure out if there is anything more stressful for a parent than getting your kids to eat?…. I’m thinking no. The average American family has three meals a day and a couple snacks. It’s very rare a meal goes by where we don’t: 1) hear “yuck!” or “I don’t want to eat that!” 2) tell our kids, “eat your food” … Continue reading Amazing Tips for Getting Your Kids to Eat, and Eat HEALTHY!
I’ve tried many different methods to try and get my kids to do chores and earn an allowance. Nothing seemed to be working. Then I realized, I was making it way more difficult than necessary. I needed chores & allowance, simplified! We’ve tried chore charts. We’ve tried nagging. We’ve tried leaving it up to them. We’ve tried to make chores fun. We’ve tried turning chores … Continue reading Chores & Allowance, Simplified
I am a HUGE fan of having a calm down area for my kids. I think us parents need one too! Most of the time my children visit our calm down area on their own. They know when they need a few minutes to themselves to decompress. This is a safe spot for them to feel comfort, and to remember that FEELING any emotion is … Continue reading 5 Must Haves for Your Child’s Calm Down Area
These preschool and elementary years can be nasty. Kids don’t wash their hands thoroughly, nor do they cover up their coughs and sneezes very well. In the winter months, daycare centers seem to pass around one sickness to another. It’s inevitable! Here are three things my family does to avoid sickness during these fall and winter months, because unfortunately you can’t just hide in your … Continue reading 3 Ways to Stay Healthy & Avoid Sickness This Year
Anyone can do a detox bath right at home! And let me tell you, they are heavenly. Benefits of a detox bath: #1 Flushes out the toxins in our body that we are exposed to every day in our environment. #2 Promotes a better night of sleep. #3 Can prevent, or lessen an illness because it boosts our immune system. #4 Alleviate sore muscles, which … Continue reading Benefits of a Detox Bath: For Adults AND Kids!
When it comes to filling the kid’s stockings, #1 I don’t want to go broke, and #2 I don’t want to buy cheap junk that will just get thrown away in 48 hours. Here is an ultimate stocking stuffer list for kids to help you fill their stockings with intention and not desperation. Every single year we buy too many stocking stuffers and cannot fit … Continue reading Ultimate Stocking Stuffer List for Kids
Ahhh winter… it’s a love hate for most of us (or just plain HATE). I love seeing the joy on my kid’s faces as they play in the snow. I love winter cooking and baking. Holidays movies. Sledding. Cozy blankets. Homemade hot chocolate. I don’t love having to bundle up my baby just to go outside for 5 minutes. Driving my family in dangerous road … Continue reading How YOU Can Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter
Ahhhh…. public meltdowns. We’ve ALL been there. And it SUCKS. Your child saw a box of cereal with Princess Elsa on it and oh-my-gosh-I’ll-die-if-I-can’t-have-it-NOW! Or I think I’m being a nice Mom by letting my kids browse the toy section but nope – bad idea, a new Lego set is out and oh-my-gosh-I-want-that-SO-bad-how-much-is-it-when-can-I-get-that!? You sense a public meltdown is approaching. You can already feel the … Continue reading 3 Steps to Avoid Public Meltdowns (@ the store)
Kicking the bottle to the curb is generally not a walk in the park. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weaning baby off the bottle before 18 months of age, and many professionals recommend starting as soon as 9 months. Learn how to make a smooth transition to sippy cup and have your baby saying “buh bye” to the bottle! This post contains my opinions … Continue reading Smooth Transition to Sippy Cup