The Good Parenting Quiz

Little girl showing her hands to mother outdoors

Sometimes as parents we struggle about knowing if we're good parents or not.  We look up articles about "How to Be a Good Mom", looking for the assurance that we're not totally screwing up our … [Read more...]

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

How to Turn Around a Bad Day

I'd say that most days are pretty peaceful in my home.  Now that I'm out of my Mom Funk and haven't been yelling as much. But man...sometimes I just get irritated and end up having a pretty bad … [Read more...]

Getting Out of the Negative Self-Talk

Changing the negative thoughts to positive ones.

"Change your thoughts, and you'll change your world" - Norman Vincent Peale That quote, those eight words changed everything about my life.  It changed the way I saw my husband, my kids, my mother, … [Read more...]

The Stop Yelling App

Stop Yelling App

I've been on a mission over the past year to stop yelling at my kids and to help others stop yelling at theirs.  So far, my personal challenge is going well.  I haven't been yelling and I've been … [Read more...]

Stop Yelling:: When Staying Calm Isn’t Enough

Get Kids to Listen

Yelling.  I've talked a lot about yelling at our kids over the past few months. I've decided that in order to really stop yelling, we need to focus on our behaviors AND our discipline … [Read more...]

Finding Solitude As a Mom

Finding Solitude in Motherhood

The other day I was driving in my car by myself, no kids, no husband, just me. The radio was off and I was sitting in silence with nothing but my thoughts. It was wonderful. Since … [Read more...]

Ways to Show Kids Love

Simple little things for kids

  Photo Credit The other day I was talking with my son about supermen or something and out of the blue said "I just love you so much, Mommy", and gave me a huge hug. I admit...I got teary. … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Have Happier Life with Young Kids

Parenting Tips Have a Happier Life with Young Children

Life with young children can be hard.  Some days it feels like they can just be so demanding, whiny, and let's not mention the temper tantrums and power struggles. But, life doesn't have to be … [Read more...]

How to Stop Yelling At Your Kids – One Simple Tip

Mother reassuring little daughter. She is distracted and crying

It's no secret that I yell at my kids.  It's how I was raised and it's a behavior that I'm working very hard on changing. Since I took the challenge to stop yelling, I've only really yelled a … [Read more...]

When “Look Me In the Eye” Doesn’t Work

Look me in the eye

The other day my husband was telling me about how he tried to talk to our 4 year old about something important but he couldn't get him to look him in the eye.  He said that it quickly turned into a … [Read more...]