Posts tagged with: Parenting

You Don’t Have to Play With Your Children Let’s be honest, mamas. Do you truly like playing with your children? I don’t mean having fun with them or spending quality time with them. I mean sitting on the floor pushing...
Continue Reading →
How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not...
Continue Reading →
How to Homeschool Your Kindergartener for Free When my family first began homeschooling, I thought I needed an expensive, complete curriculum.  I plunked down big bucks for an everything-included, boxed curriculum for my 2nd grader and his kindergarten-level brother. About...
Continue Reading →
A Daily Quiet Time is Important for Children – And Moms, Too Creating a daily quiet time for kids helps them learn how to entertain themselves and how to be comfortable without external stimulation.  A daily quiet time improves mindfulness...
Continue Reading →
Does Parenting Get Easier as Children Get Older? As a young mother with three children under the age of five, I often wondered if parenting would ever get any easier. When I asked moms with children older than mine if...
Continue Reading →
Help! My Mom Criticizes My Parenting – Practical Tips for Dealing with Your Critical Mother Hey, mama. Look, if I had a dollar for everytime I’ve seen or heard the words, “My mom criticizes my parenting! How do I get...
Continue Reading →
How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids Has yelling has become the new spanking? Many of us moms have taken physical punishment out of our discipline toolbox, but we’ve replaced it with yelling. To me it makes sense that because...
Continue Reading →
15 Awesome Art Gifts for Kids As our family’s “birthday season” approaches, I’ve begun to look for some great art gifts for kids to give my boys this year. My family is pretty well rounded when it comes to extracurricular...
Continue Reading →
46 Stay At Home Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents Date night? Who has time for a date night? But, what if it’s an at home date night? You do, mama! I know fitting a date night into your schedule...
Continue Reading →
We Don’t Force Our Children to Hug Other Adults (Not even Grandma!) As toddlers and preschoolers my boys often refused to hug relatives they rarely saw. Sometimes our less mature family members acted offended when the boys refused hugs and...
Continue Reading →
Does Common Core Math Work? Does common core math work? Yes and no. We’ll talk more about that in a minute. If you’re here for the new math help for parents, scroll to the bottom of this article for those...
Continue Reading →
How to Have an Easter Without Candy Several years ago when our family first began our real food journey, we decided to skip giving our kids candy at Easter. We were just a month or so into our new way...
Continue Reading →
Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Maybe you’re here  because you work full time but you’re interested in homeschooling. Maybe you already homeschool but you need to work outside of the home. No matter your situation...
Continue Reading →
What Happens to Your Body in the First Week After Giving Birth Written by Kandice Kelso I told myself after the birth of our first son, “I will always remember these moments and cherish these first few weeks forever.” My...
Continue Reading →
How to Handle Embarrassing Breastfeeding Situations Let’s face it – nothing about breastfeeding is easy. Whether it’s struggling with the discomfort of breastfeeding, helping your baby find a latch you can both live with, dealing with public perception, or finding...
Continue Reading →
Attachment Parenting Results After 18 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the first few years of life? I know I wondered about this when I was a new mom. My oldest son will be 18 this...
Continue Reading →
Attachment Parenting is Hard & 10 Other Things I Wish I’d Known About Attachment Parenting First the bad news: Attachment Parenting is hard when you don’t have an example to follow. Now the good news: My generation of moms made attachment...
Continue Reading →
Ten Controversial Parenting Decisions I Don’t Regret When I was a new mom with a head full of idealistic parenting goals I received feedback on some of the more controversial parenting choices I made. Sometimes the well-intentioned, but unsolicited, advice...
Continue Reading →
Why is Everything a Struggle with Kids? How to Make Life With Kids Easier...
Continue Reading →
Is Gentle Discipline Always Gentle? Here’s a fact about gentle discipline: Gentle discipline doesn’t always look gentle. Sometimes when people imagine what gentle parenting or gentle discipline looks like they picture an earth-mother type saying sweetly to her child, “Now,...
Continue Reading →
Can Moms Get Compassion Fatigue?...
Continue Reading →
A Valentine’s Day Without Candy? Is it possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy? Yep! I’m excited to share with you my best ideas for what to give kids for Valentine’s Day that isn’t candy. When we first began our...
Continue Reading →
Is Gentle Parenting Permissive Parenting? When I first became interested in gentle parenting, I admit, I wondered to myself, “Is gentle parenting permissive parenting?” Because I was brought up in a strict, authoritarian household I worried about the effectiveness of...
Continue Reading →
Easy Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Children We all know spending quality time with our children is important.  The quality of the time we spend with our children is more important than the quantity of time we spend...
Continue Reading →
Is Attachment Parenting Ruining Your Life? I’ve been practicing attachment parenting since my oldest son was born in 2001. I’d love to tell you that attachment parenting has been some easy-breezy, peaceful-earth-mother experience, but I’d be lying. Dear sweet mamas, attachment...
Continue Reading →
How to Get Over Working Mom Guilt If you are a working mom you’ve probably experienced working mom guilt.  Some moms experience it more than others.  Some moms have felt it and made peace.  It’s not easy keeping all of...
Continue Reading →
How to Deal With Parenting Anxiety If you’re a parent chances are you’ve spent more than a little time worrying about your children.  It’s normal and it’s healthy to be concerned about the safety and well-being of our children.  We...
Continue Reading →
5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Family When Life Gets Busy Several years ago, after being a mostly work-at-home mom for 11 years, I took a full time job outside of the home. My already-busy life became jam-packed. Even...
Continue Reading →