Helping your child through a fear of thunderstorms

Help your child overcome a fear of thunderstorms through comfort and education. Does your child quiver at the first sign of rain clouds? Is he afraid of thunder? Scared of lightning? Hate rain and storms altogether? Mine too! As parents we always want to help our children feel safe, especially when mother nature flexing her muscles! I […]

5 Things you must have in your house for summer if you have kids (hint: not toys!)

Be ready! I you have kids, here are 5 Things you must have in your house for summer! Remember when summer was relaxing and fun? Boy, how summer changes when you become a parent. Summer is still fun- just not relaxing for mom and dad. Chasing kids with sunscreen, cleaning up pool toys, lugging pails and shovels […]

Summer Survival for Moms! 7 Tips to help mom survive summer break

Summer survival for moms who are feeling extra stressed with the kids home on summer break! Summer is exhausting. It’s hot. The kids are excited. Then they are bored. You spend half the day trying to entertain them and the other half cleaning up after them. Instead of spending summer break counting dow the days until […]

5 Things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in

Taking the kids to the drive-in? Here are 5 things you probably don’t think to bring to the drive-in (but wish you had)!  Taking your kids to the drive-in is a parenting right-of-passage. Every kid has “drive-in movie” on their summer activity bucket list- and for good reason! Watching a movie on a huge screen from the […]

Where to find kid-sized answers to all of their questions!

Kids ask so many questions! You don’t want to discourage their curiosity but where can you find kid-sized answers to all of their questions?  This post contains affiliate links. Nothing makes you feel as clueless as you feel when a four-year-old starts asking questions. “Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why do dogs bark? […]

When stress makes you a bad parent and what to do about it

Preview: Do you ever feel like stress makes you a bad parent? We don’t mean to yell at our children but some days the stress of being a parent AND a person overflows and we react to our children in a negative way. Try a few strategies to prevent losing your temper and learn how to recover […]

Thank you to Moms…

                          Motherhood is an instant unspoken connection. It bonds women in a way that cannot be fully explained by words. It takes a village of Moms who have been there to help each other. You know when you are totally stuck you can […]

A sad goodbye to my maternity clothes

Sneak preview: Packing up maternity clothes marks a close to an entire part of your life. It is much harder than you might think! Today I packed up my maternity clothes and I wasn’t expecting it to be this hard to let go. The experience is nothing like cleaning out your closet to throw out […]

How to shop and run errands WITHOUT dragging your kids to the store  

Preview: 5 tips to run errands and get things done without having to drag kids to the store.  When I was searching for an image to include in this article, I searched stock images for “shopping with kids” and I have to share with you what I found:   Exactly who looks like this when they are shopping with […]

Win the morning wardrobe battle with your kids

Sneak preview: Use these 5 tips to win the morning wardrobe battle with your kids and get out the door on time.  You think you hate mornings until you have kids. Then you realize that waking up groggy and leisurely getting dressed for work or class while sipping your morning coffee is actually bliss. Now, every […]

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