Logic Apps for Preschoolers

Logic Apps for Preschoolers.

I'm not totally against a bit of screen time for kids, and some educational apps now and again can be good.  Everyone always talks about how great educational apps are.  But, have you ever thought of … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Power Struggles with Kids: Choices

Angry child

One of the biggest traps that many parents fall into with their kids is the power struggle. You want them to do something and they flat out refuse.  You end up staring at each other in silence or … [Read more...]

Why Are You Yelling?

Why Are You Yelling?

I took the challenge to stop yelling at my kids 8 weeks ago. I can't believe that in that 8 weeks that I haven't written about triggers.  Finding out what triggers our anger and causes us to yell … [Read more...]

For the Mom Who Can’t Sleep

Mom Can't Sleep

I don't know about you, but there are some nights that I just can't sleep.  I lie awake in my bed with my to do list running through my head.  I try and try, but sleep is elusive some … [Read more...]

Some Days I Feel So Small :: My Messy Beautiful

Depressed woman lonely in a mental institution.

They say "It takes a village to raise a child". A Village. *sigh* I don't have a village....I don't live anywhere near my village. Shoot!  I don't even live in a place long enough to build … [Read more...]

For the Mom Who Watches the Clock

Slow Down Mama

The other day I watched my son playing with his blocks.  He was setting up obstacles for his monster truck race.   As he was running back and forth between the playroom and living room he was … [Read more...]

Simple Activities Using Supplies from The Dollar Store

Simple Activities Using Supplies from The Dollar Store

I love the Dollar Tree....like really love it.  It's my favorite dollar store, and I go about once a month and stock up on all our favorite supplies for play You should know that this is NOT a … [Read more...]

25 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Mommy Self-Care 25 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Last week  I shared 25 ways to reconnect with your kids.  I wanted to show you how I'm working on getting out of my Mom funk and how I'm repairing my relationship with my kids. Reconnecting is … [Read more...]

What is yelling anyway?

Sometimes it's hard to find the line between "raising your voice" and yelling

It's been 6 Weeks since I took the challenge to stop yelling at my kids. I don't think I've yelled at my kids since then. I know it sounds weird, but one of the strange things about trying not … [Read more...]

ABC Games: Spray the Letter

ABC Games Letter Spray

J, who is almost 4, does pretty well with letters, but he still gets some confused from time to time, so I like to do Alphabet games with him every once in a while to reinforce it a bit. The … [Read more...]