During the summer months, we tend to slip away from our routine and let things be a little more casual. The kids are out of school so there’s no need for structure around that rigid schedule and there’s no homework to look over. The freedom feels great but then, like most good things, it comes to a sudden end. Getting back to school and back into the swing of things can be tricky and stressful - but here are some tips for making it a smoother transition. Organize and Be ... Continue Reading
Some tips for organizing, preparing, and easing back into back-to-school.
Cleaning house doesn’t have to be a chore, and with these great tips you can make cleaning a fun activity for you and your little ones.
Every parent can attest that having young children means more messes, and more clutter. The increase in housework can cause parents to stress about the chores, and they start to miss out on personal time or playtime with the kids. However, once your kids reach the age of mobility and following simple commands you really don’t have to forgo your hobbies or miss out on time with your little ones in the name of a neat house. Instead, a simple solution to having a clean house is getting them ... Continue Reading
Learn the best steps for fostering your child’s favorite talent and activity.
Raising kids is hard work. And the only thing harder then raising kids, I think, is being a kid. Our children are bombarded with messages from the media, and their peers, about what they are supposed to like, how they are supposed to dress and what opinions they should have. It is very important to teach our children a sense of "self" so they can not only form their own beliefs but feel secure enough in who they are to stick to them. In my personal experience, both in my childhood and ... Continue Reading
Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon!
Creating after school structure and stability is vital to a peaceful afternoon! Picture this: It’s 3:30PM, you’ve already worked your workday, and now it's time to go pick up the kids after school. Mine are usually waiting outside running around outside their classroom door like out of control/been cooped up all day kids! You (mom or dad) are hungry, you want to sit down and take a rest, but, it’s kid time now and they want your attention, they want to eat, and they want to ... Continue Reading