As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. Here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.
Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!
What is loads of fun and never ends? Laundry! Just kidding about the fun part. Doing laundry does seem to take up quite a bit of time within mommy life. My kids seem to be particularly talented at creating laundry. I’ve begun teaching my girls (ages 3 and 5-years-old) how to help with gathering dirty laundry, folding their clean laundry and putting it away in their drawers. Here are some tips to teach kids laundry skills and help them get involved with the family laundry routine.
I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!
The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. Our family often does a lot of baking around the holidays; my favorite treats are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade bread sticks and spiced apple cider. The holiday are also a fun opportunity to give creative gifts to friends and family. Here are some memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats that will make an impression during the holidays.
My kids love playing together (hopefully nicely) and enjoying creative snacks. Here are some of our fun ideas for indoor play, cozy gear for outdoor adventures and healthy snacks that cover multiple food groups!
Busy moms need to find simple solutions that allow us to take care of our skin, hair and immunity. Here are some of my latest health and beauty care favorites that I’ve been using this fall.
In mommy life, how often do we hear “Mommy, will you forgive me?” during the course of a week? If I’m training my children to recognize their faults and practice humility, I will hopefully hear this phrase at least a few times a week. Days get busy, children disobey, attitudes flare up and mommies can get frustrated too. I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness for my own attitude. It’s important for us moms to teach our kids by example how to deal with their emotions, identify their wrongs and seek forgiveness to make their relationships right again. But how can we effectively do this?
When you think about the United States of America, independence, freedom of speech, and the American dream are just some of the ideals that may come to mind. Veterans Day is a good opportunity to teach kids about the sacrifices that others made to achieve our independence.
When tough news hits the headlines it can be tempting to hide the facts when talking with children. Here are some ideas for how to share distressing news updates with your kids.
Transitioning from caring for a baby to engaging with young kids can be a hard change. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three kids under the age of 5 and I often struggle to come up with ideas about how to entertain my kids and teach them new things. I’ve found simple routines are helpful to schedule your day so kids know what to expect when they wake up. Just like babies have a feeding and napping schedule, kids benefit from routines for eating, playing, learning how to sit still, practicing following directions, and growing their attention spans. I’m excited to share my family routine tips that help create happier days.
Traveling with young kids? This summer we took a family trip down the West Coast. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.
We love exploring new places with our kids and we always try to travel in a way that keeps the kids happy and maintains regular schedules and nap routines. When we planned our summer trip down the Washington, Oregon and California coast, my husband spent quite a lot of time researching interesting family-friendly travel destinations along the West Coast. Here are the highlights from our family visit to the Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.