12 Tips on Children and Chores

12 Tips on Children and Chores

Featured image CC by David D Ah, chores… Dreaded by both kids and parents alike. Kids hate doing them, parents hate having to enforce them. I don’t have all the answers, and things are NOT going smoothly in our house…but I was thinking the other day how much better things are FINALLY going in our house in regards to chores. […]

A-Ha Moment!

So, I’m re-listening to the book “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” by Dr. Laura Markham right now….I ran out of audiobooks to listen to, and I thought now would be a good time to re-listen to this seriously EXCELLENT book that was just life changing for me…but it was starting to fade from my memory and I needed a reminder as […]

Unlecturing

I love that I finally seem to have developed the ability to lecture my 14yr old daughter about life lessons in a way that is goofy and fun, and very UNlecture-y. Just had a long conversation with her about the importance of routine….something I’ve struggled with for YEARS. At least since I became a mom…I was much better about it […]

Playful Parenting fun!

I am on Dr. Larry Cohen‘s email list, and I love it! Just was sent this adorable and fun sounding tip, that was too cute to not share: To help make mealtimes more fun and less stressful (and to get picky or distracted eaters to eat):  One mom wrote, “Someone round the table spears a piece of food with their […]

New bed!

tyr’s first night in his own bed (next to ours) was a success! i asked him how he liked it and he said “i loved it!!” so funny…at one point in the night, tyr was snuggled up to my side of the bed with his head on me, body on his bed. too cute.

hallelujah!!

ok, i seriously suck at regular housework…i mean i do it all the time but i can’t seem to maintain anything. and i’ve not been really great about consistency with the children with chores. i want to, and i really mean to…i just suck at it. i’m starting to really get that i suck at consistency in most anything and […]

proud mama

i have said here before that i tend to be very hard on myself and my parenting abilities and such. i am constantly critiquing myself and am my own worst critic. so right now i feel like posting some things that i am very happy and even proud of. something i was thinking about earlier today is how i’m very […]

my poor sick baby girl

well those of you that read my twitter or facebook feeds, already know about the drama of the past 4 days. but i thought i’d blog about it anyway, cuz i feel like writing out the whole story. so maeven started complaining about a sore throat the end of last week…maybe friday or saturday, don’t remember exactly. by sunday she […]

Violence is not child’s play

have i ever posted about the lion and lamb project? i can’t remember. from their website: “The mission of The Lion & Lamb Project is to stop the marketing of violence to children. We do this by helping parents, industry and government officials recognize that violence is not child’s play –and by galvanizing concerned adults to take action.” i got […]

mother’s oath

i so needed this. i was reading one of the blogs i subscribe to, and found this: “Attention all parents of multiple children, especially those with babies and/or toddlers, and definitely all new homeschooling families — raise your right hand and repeat after me: “My children will not always be this age.”… Babies will eventually detach themselves from Mom’s chest, […]