Parenting and Family

Mom Hacks to Help You Feel Healthy This Fall

Mom Hacks to Help You Feel Healthy This Fall

Fall is full of activity: school, play, and loads of holidays. Be prepared to help your family feel healthy through it all with these simple mom hacks.  This post is sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. If you took a look at our homeschool calendar, you might faint. I almost did. With…

Cleaning My Kids’ Rooms Again

Cleaning My Kids’ Rooms Again

Cleaning my kids’ rooms isn’t my job, but my helping them makes the process smoother and happier for everyone. Here’s how we dejunked their rooms recently. Though sweat and dust aren’t my favorites in the summer, I undertook both this month, cleaning my kids’ rooms. You’ll remember that we gutted the kids rooms this last October and did a…

Activity Bags for Family Fun

Activity Bags for Family Fun

Get out with the family with no fear of being caught unprepared. Pack these activity bags to ensure that fun is exactly what your outing holds. It seems that in our current culture, at least at my house, it’s all too easy to stay home. There are devices to look at and all kinds of…

Streamline Your Life & Simplify

Streamline Your Life & Simplify

Want to make things easier on yourself? Looking to simplify? Check out these tricks for streamlining your life. Life can be crazy for a mom or home manager. There are so many things to do in a day, it really can be a full time job. If only things could be simplified, streamlined, easified…. You’re in…

Speak the Truth in Love to Our Children

Speak the Truth in Love to Our Children

Our kids don’t have a context for our correction. They don’t know how fiercely we love them. We need to speak the truth in love. When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was…

Planning Quality Time with Each Child

Planning Quality Time with Each Child

Planning quality time with each child, particularly in a large family, can be tricky. But, it’s not impossible. And it’s SO worth the effort! We were driving home from Santa Barbara this weekend. FishChick napped most of the way thanks to the Dramamine that saves us from vomit along the way. She woke when we…

Video Games Are Not the Devil

Video Games Are Not the Devil

Video games get a bad rap, to the point that moms think their children should never play them. I’m going on record to say: Video games are not the devil. It took me a long time to learn this lesson, but here I am, going on record: Video games aren’t all bad, and I’m okay…