Parenting Tips and Ideas

Here you will find Parenting Tips and ideas. Potty training ideas, being a better and happier mom, and more

Why You Should Ditch Common New Year’s Resolutions

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  Do you want a New Years Resolution that will make you a happier mom? This year don’t make a resolution to lose more weight or to go to the gym more. Don’t even resolve to be a better mom or to be more organized. Because I have learned a valuable lesson this past year and […]

Teaching Kids Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Tradition

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  Today is my day to share for the 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge hosted by Inspired by Family Magazine. I think that sometimes Thanksgiving and the meaning of Thanksgiving gets brushed over with the Christmas bustle getting started earlier and earlier each year. While I love Christmas and the whole Christmas season, I think […]

Are you a Distracted Parent?

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  Do you ever feel like you have a million things all demanding your attention at once? Do you ever feel distracted by things that don’t really matter? You are not alone.  We are mothering in a time when there are so many demands on our time. We are expected to do it all and […]

10 Tips for a Stress Free Christmas Season

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I think we all want a stress free Christmas season but don’t always know how to make it stress free. I am a list maker. Having a list in-hand helps cut down on my stress in any given situation. Even if you are not a natural planner or list maker like me, having a general […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITY AND HOW TO FOSTER IT

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 Why is creativity important? Is this a question you have asked yourself? Creativity should not be underestimated. Creativity in children is so important. Creativity helps teach cognitive skills such as mathematics and scientific thinking. Creative thinking involves imagination, basic use of the scientific method, communication, physical dexterity and exertion, problem posing, problem solving, making interpretations, and […]

5 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

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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 to teach my kids to be grateful. They are still very young and many of the concepts they […]

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

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Young toddlers can sometimes be the hardest to entertain. Which is why I am always trying to find easy activities for toddlers.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 […]

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

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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

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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

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  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

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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 […]