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The other day, I was reflecting on what I wanted to pass down to my children.I grew sad thinking about how our culture focuses so much on material goods, when in truth, it's the moments that matter most.Later, my kids won't remember what I got them for their birthday. But they'll remember the way...
08/09/2022
As a mom, burnout can knock on the door a little too often. And a little too loudly.So, in honor of Friday, today's article is for all of us who work hard but sometimes need a nudge to slow down and enjoy life. (hint: the weekend is coming! Here's your opportunity.)This life is precious. And it's...
08/05/2022
Research has shown over and over again that reading to kids is a HUGE indicator of later success in their education. As parents (and grandparents), we know this.But real life doesn't always match what we know we should do. As a parent of three, here are the challenges we run into often...- We're ...
07/05/2022
Summer is a great time to slow down and enjoy a few extra laid back days. It's about resting and recharging, but also re-evaluating where you want to be going in life. That's why, today I have a 5 minute challenge for you.Have you ever tried journaling?Below, you'll find my most popular journal p...
06/14/2022
When I went to school conferences for my 10 and 7 year old last year, I had two major realizations...1. Oh crap, the kids haven't been reading books at home.2. I have NO idea what books to get them that are both good for reading level AND interesting to them.I thought that if I have this issue, p...
05/31/2022
I realized that tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids this morning.And I thought, whoa....perhaps it's time to get my act together for fun summer planning!This time, I don't mean the camps and family vacations. I'm talking about the small things that make summer stand out in a child's (a...
05/24/2022
I admit it. I'm weird about routines.There's good reason though. I know that without a good system, I don't follow through.(Then I mentally beat myself up and it becomes a vicious cycle. You know what I mean?)That's why I created a routine system for my kids.⭐ Because I was tired of feeling like ...
05/17/2022
About a year ago, my father-in-law passed away from cancer. For his final months, we helped as much as we could - spending much of our time and energy on caregiving and travel.We knew it would be difficult, but what we didn't expect was the effect it would have on our kids.At first, they did real...
05/10/2022
The other day, my 10 year old son got in trouble - so I told him "no friends today."Two hours later, he runs upstairs (while I'm in the middle of something) and tells me that the neighbor kid came inside.He's waiting for my "no, we already talked about this. You're in trouble."Except it doesn't c...
05/06/2022
As adults we know how important reading is, and how instrumental it is for our kids' futures. While they may not have to read novels or textbooks later in life, cultivating the ability to learn and soak up knowledge is a key skill. One that I believe trumps many other skills. There's just one pro...
04/26/2022
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