While many of us are finding ourselves at home with our family members during this season of the Coronavirus pandemic, it can be challenging to figure out positive ways to spend our time while helping our kids grow in the process. Two important areas we can devote our efforts to right now is strengthening family […]
This too shall pass. As unsettling as living through this pandemic is, we need to remember that this season of Coronavirus confinement is just that- a season. It will eventually end. And if we don’t let our grievances and circumstances consume us, we can proactively use this time to our advantage in simple ways. Let’s […]
My Mom was never confused in her role as a parental authority figure when raising my sister and me. She knew that her “job” was to raise adults who could capably move out of her home at the age of majority. She didn’t worry about my grades in school or my performance on my softball […]
One gift that you may want to give your family members this year for Valentine’s Day is 14 Hearts of Loving Affirmation because there’s nothing better we can do than speak and write loving truths to our loved ones. It’s never too late to start this easy yet meaningful Valentine’s Day tradition in your home! […]
We want to be close to our family members. We want our family to be deeply connected. Yet, we struggle to find the time to be together. We say we want a close, connected family yet we race around feeding our kids on the run, or we’re too exhausted to gather our people around the […]
How we choose to start our day matters. My husband and I have an unwritten rule that whoever gets up last is in charge of making up the bed. The entire bed. Decorative pillows and all. For a long time, I would get up and contemplate if anyone was coming over during the day who […]
As parents, we should continuously seek out ways to live out the values that we deem most important. Several years ago I read a blog post about the Christmas Jars and knew this tradition would be a perfect way to teach our children about the power of generosity and giving more than you receive. What […]
It can be difficult to figure out what in the world to buy for our favorite female tweens and teens for Christmas. Here are some of my favorites! These links are Amazon affiliate links. 7 Gift Ideas for Your Tween-Teen Daughter! 1. ALARM CLOCK – $31.99 If you know me, you know I am all about […]
No parent sets out to raise an entitled kid, yet it’s happening. Our sons and daughters are growing up in a culture that tells them that they should get what they want when they want it, and they don’t have to do a whole heck of a lot in return either. Gratitude is the antidote […]
We know that strength of character is built by learning through setbacks, mistakes, and miscalculations, so why is it so difficult to allow our kids to experience failure today? We can thank our child’s school online parent portal app for starters. As a loving and helpful parent, we open the grade portal to check in […]
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