Kids

DIY Patriotic 4th of July Wreath

Summer is here and that means so is the Fourth of July! This patriotic flag 4th of July wreath is the perfect craft to do with your little ones when it’s raining outside and they’re parading around the house that… read more

Help Your Kiddos Burn off Afternoon Energy

Kiddos can harbor a lot of excess energy. With school winding down and summertime excitement growing, you know that your children will come home ready to let loose...after they finish their homework of course. So how can you help them… read more

Help Your Kids Make Sense of Money

Yesterday, I was in the bank drive-thru depositing some checks, when my almost-6-year-old piped up from the back seat, “Momma, why do you have to put your papers in that tube thing?” I explained that the “papers” were actually money… read more

Why Parents Should Say No to Co-Sleeping

You enter your bedroom after a long day with heavy shoulders and tired eyes. You trade in heavy chains for pajamas, tuck the littles in bed, then melt into a mattress of your own. Moments before slipping into a slumber,… read more

Why are Kids Competitive?

Competitive children can turn everything from brushing their teeth to eating their vegetables into a contest? Competitive children want to win at whatever it is they’re doing, which can be a huge motivator. A study published in “World Conference on… read more

The Importance of Teaching Body Positivity

Children learn how to operate in the world based largely upon the influence of their parents and the examples they set. American culture and media messages place emphasis on certain (often unhealthy) body ideals that children may internalize. By discussing… read more

The Art of Saying Thank You

‘Tis the season of giving thanks for blessings big and small. What better time to instill the practice of gratitude with your kids?  The art of writing thank you notes is teetering on the brink of extinction but this small… read more

Is it Wrong to Cry in Front of Kids?

Many parents feel that shielding their children from tough life scenarios is a cardinal responsibility of parenting. They keep their children from learning about difficult situations or hide their own emotions as a way to provide a sense of peace and security.… read more

Stopping Your Child From Swearing

There’s nothing like hearing your child curse to make you cringe in horror. The first time I heard my daughter utter a four-letter word, I was in shock. Where did she learn this? It didn’t take long for me to… read more

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