How to Raise Children to Love Reading

I love to read, and I always wanted to teach my children to love reading as well.  It seems strange to me, but my husband hated to read growing up, what a strange concept! How could you hate reading? It occurred to me then that the love of reading does…

Encourage Your Child to Write: Letters With Mom

Why is writing so important?  Writing is about thinking, creating, and expression.  When we write we are using the highest level of processing- creating.  (See Bloom’s Taxonomy).  We are bringing something into existence that wasn’t before- powerful isn’t it? It is possible to help encourage your child to write. We all…

7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Your Kids Will Love

Decorations, costumes and candies are your (and mine) main concerns during this time of the year besides job and family. So I have decided to ease things for you by compiling a list with 30 easy diy costumes for all the little maniacs. Take your time, grab a sheet of…

Chores For 3 Year Olds: What Can My Child Do?

The other week, I was upstairs, trying to put the baby to sleep. I heard my son come to the base of the stairs and shout out, “Mommy? You better come down here! We made a mess.” Great. Just great. I just ignored him, because 1) I was still trying…

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Decluttering with Kids: 9 Tips to Make It Manageable

A little over a year ago, I started working on the decluttering process. The whole minimalism movement is getting a little cliché now, I know, but all the same, I wanted to reflect on where it’s gotten us. At the start of this journey, I was embarrassed of my house….

10 REASONS I’M GETTING RID OF THE TOY YOU GAVE MY CHILD
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The one question you should never ask a formula-feeding mom

When I’m out and about with my children, and it’s time to feed the baby, I make up a bottle. A mom nearby asks, “Why don’t you breastfeed?” It might seem innocent enough on its face, but this question always punches me in the gut. You’ve all heard of the…

Five Things a New Mom Would Love to Hear

I’m currently 11.5 weeks post-partum with my third child in less than three years. As such, I feel like I’m always a “new” mom. Or always pregnant. Or both. Ahem. So I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite things to hear – and some of my least favorite things, as well. I’m…

How to declutter with small children underfoot

Purging is hard. But it gets even harder when you have little kids running around! We’ve had to adapt suggested decluttering methods a little bit to accommodate living with two toddlers. Here’s what we’ve found works for us: 1. Set reasonable goals Know your limits and know when to take a…