How to have more peaceful family dinners

Family dinners are one of the greatest ways to connect after a long, busy day. It’s the one chance we have to sit and talk as a family. Experiencing that connection on a daily basis is a great way to foster a strong bond to each other. And yes the kids can get rather silly…

Amaze Yourself and Say Yes More

When I wrote about having a Yes Day at our house, I was surprised with a couple of very negative reactions. “Nope, not a good idea,” one commenter on Pinterest said. “I could not do this with my kids,” another said. We all do it. We automatically respond with a big fat no — no…

6 Quick Storytelling Ideas for Tired Parents

6 Quick Storytelling Ideas for Tired Parents

Do you ever watch a child’s focus when you’re reading a book to them? Do you feel that intimate connection they have with the characters and their actions? It’s magic, really. As a writer and mother, I want to create that fairy tale experience for my children day in and day out. Is that realistic?…

25 Ways to Just Be with your Children

25 Ways to Just Be with your Children

It’s not easy being a parent. No matter if you work outside the home, inside the home. No matter if you have one, two, three or fifteen children. No matter if you have a small house in a big city or a big house in a small city. No matter if you have money or…

Instill a Sense of Wonder, Curiosity

I’m almost sad to write it, but I was that student who slinked down in her seat, afraid the teacher might call on me. I was the kid that never raised her hand. I was the kid that was so insecure that I thought when I had a question, I was a bad person, a dumb…

Honor Family Links {show love edition}

This weekend can be simple. It truly can be. Call in sick. Don’t show up. Forget to go to that thing you were expecting to go to and say you’re sorry later. It’s better than saying sorry to the kids because of yet another weekend that rushed past without a fun moment in it —…

A Sunshiney Day

“I saw the most beautiful sun, Mama,” she said from the backseat. Curious, I search the sky. It is early. I can see my breath as we speak. The cold drive to school is usually nothing but gray. Gray everywhere. But in recent weeks. Oh, this week.  The sunrise has greeted us with the lovelist…

Make today a Yes day

Sometimes, it seems, all we do as parents is say no. No. No. No. And, many times, it’s in everyone’s best interest that we do respond with No. No, you cannot watch more TV. No, you may not have more ice cream. No, you cannot stay up late on a school night. We also say…

Honoring the Family {inspiring weekend edition}

  As we enter this weekend — a long weekend for many — let us celebrate the simple things about raising children. Let us remember the joy in our own days. Let us remind ourselves of the small, tiny miracles that fall like rainaround us. Let us remember to just open our eyes, soak it…

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