I want my kids to go to bed early on Christmas Eve. There. I said it. (I’ve even used these sneaky tips to get kids to go to sleep FAST when I had work nights planned or wasn’t feeling well.) But I don’t think I’m alone. I need the last few hours on Christmas Eve […]
It’s awesome when your family has boundaries in the house. They help tame the “out of control kid”… They help create security in kids. They create a home where life is predictable (but there’s still room for being silly!) But boundaries mean nothing if consequences are not in place. Can’t think of any effective consequences […]
Do you have memories of creating salt dough ornaments with your grandmother? So nostalgic! Just a few simple ingredients and you have amazing smelling, super simple, homemade ornamnents to hang on your family’s Christmas tree. The first time I made salt dough ornaments with my own kids was an incredibly fun learning experience! We learned […]
Excuses… We’ve been making them up since Adam and Eve. As parents, we’re notorious for grasping for an excuse to escape a parenting responsibility. These excuses are almost as dangerous as popular parenting tips that can cause misbehavior in kids. But I completely understand why we cling to these excuses. Parenting is crazy tough. Some […]
Paper bags…they’re not just for bagging lunch! Crafters discovered years ago how a paper bag can come to life and make a little child giggle, laugh and grin! Paper bag crafts (like these paper bag scarecrows) are a huge hit with the kids! They’re simple, super-cute and seem to get more fun during the crafting […]
Often parents laugh off childish and silly games. Sometimes they laugh off those games without knowing what they really are. However, my kids are not allowed to play certain games — and for good reasons. I am not one of those parents that just say no to everything. Being a “yes” mom is actually one […]
These dainty, classic cookies have a sweet surprise inside — mini chocolate chips! Try this ahh-mazing, of-proff recipe that will be the winning cookie at your next party!