5 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

Teaching kids to be Grateful

No one wants to raise an ungrateful child. I know personally, teaching my children to live grateful lives, is very high on my priority list. So since day one, I have been toying with different ideas to help teach them to be grateful. They are still very young and many of the concepts they don’t [...]

10 Easy Toddler Activities (that take little to no set up)

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  Young toddlers can sometimes be the hardest to entertain. They have short attention spans and are not quite able to keep themselves busy most of the time. This can cause a problem when we are cooking dinner or needing to get something else done. I don’t know about you but the hour or so [...]

Potty Training Tips: What to do and what NOT to do

Potty training tips

Potty training has been the bain of my parenting existence. There is not anything that can compare as a parent thus far to the level of frustration that potty training my oldest has been. The most frustrating part is you think you are cruising and your child is successfully potty trained and then you will [...]

What Kind of Mother do I Want to be?

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  What kind of mother do I want to be? I think this is a question we all have asked ourselves at one time or another. Whether it be when we are expecting that very first bundle of joy and we dream about the kind of mother we will be or when we lose our temper [...]

Top Disney Park Tips for What to do and What NOT to do

Disney Park Tips

You may not know it from these pictures where we all look like we are having a great time but this trip was an object lesson in whatever can go wrong, will. Let me give you some back story. I love Disney, I am one of those weird people that dreamed of taking their kids [...]

6 Tips on How You Can be a Happier Mom

Happiness in Motherhood

  I heard some advice recently that has been weighing on my mind. It has really changed my life and how I interact with my kids and my life on a daily basis. The advice was this- Don’t always wait for the future or for X to happen before you are happy. Learn to be [...]

How I Rediscovered Happiness in Motherhood

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    I have been absent from this blog for a long time. The truth is there is a lot that I have been absent from in my life. See, I had my second baby 9 months ago and it has really thrown me for a loop and has caused me to question everything I [...]

Spring Bucket List With Free Printable

Spring bucket list for families

We love making bucket lists as a way of organizing the most important things that we would like to as a family in a given season. We have done one for summer, fall, and Christmas. Here is our Spring bucket list! Here is a free printable with the list. 1. Visit a farm and see [...]

30+ Must Read Easter Books

Easter Books for Kids

Since this is the first Easter that my daughter is actually understanding the concept, I thought it would be a great idea to ask my fellow bloggers for their Easter Book recommendations. For Thanksgiving, I asked my fellow kids bloggers for some great Thanksgiving book recommendations and I got fantastic suggestions, so I knew I would [...]

How to Praise Your Child so They Grow up Happy, Confident and Capable.

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  Praising your child is important and doing it the right way is equally important. There have been studies done about the harmful effects of praising children in a general sense instead of praising them for their effort or actions.  Here are some easy tips for praising your child that will raise a happy, confident, and capable [...]

5 Tips on Fighting Gender Stereotypes and Raising Empowered Children.

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This post was written as a contribution to the Boys vs. Girls Blog Carnival.  The participating bloggers are sharing their experiences, ideas, and opinions on why gender roles should be avoided in parenting and teaching practices. Boys play with cars, trains, and tools. Girls play with dolls, dress-up, and princesses. For many parents this rings [...]