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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long

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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long
All those hubbies who want to get practical Christmas presents for your wife… look no further. I had a friend who got really mad at her husband one birthday. He got her an ironing board. Boy… she didn’t like it. I remember sitting there going…. “But you constantly complained about your current ironing board and […]

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back-to-school eye exams: get kids ready for the school year

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back-to-school eye exams: get kids ready for the school year
This post was written as part of a partnership with MyEyeDr.   Did you know that kids should have their eyes examined each year before school begins? Did you know that back-to-school eye exams will help to ensure that children’s eyes are performing their best for academic success each school year? It’s true. And honestly, […]

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9 Ways to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher This Year

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9 Ways to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher This Year
A guest post by Anthony D. Fredericks. As a former teacher, I am well aware of the compelling research demonstrating how involved parents have children who 1) evidence very positive attitudes towards learning, 2) have higher levels of self-esteem, and 3) demonstrate considerable engagement in academic endeavors. That parental participation assures students a most vibrant […]

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25 Tips to Make This Your Best Year Ever!

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25 Tips to Make This Your Best Year Ever!
It is time to kick off a new year… are you ready? I love the fresh start that a new year brings, so I am a total vision board/resolution loving gal. Whether you are into new year’s goals or not, I have created a list of 25 healthy & happy tips to make this next […]

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My 4 Year Old, The Raging Sexist

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My 4 Year Old, The Raging Sexist
“Mommy, go into the kitchen and make me dinner.” Says my four-year-old son as if he’s an incompetent husband circa 1932. It doesn’t take much to observe that my kid may be a raging sexist, but I’d like everyone to know that this wasn’t something he picked up at home. Haters will say that’s impossible […]

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My Family’s Ultimate Guide to a Stress-Free School Year

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My Family’s Ultimate Guide to a Stress-Free School Year
This blog post part of our series: A Thriving School Year. Read the whole series HERE. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the drama and busyness of the school year and focus on the negative aspects rather than the abundance children experience in the school setting. Some children — and parents! — will […]

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series
There is no doubt that the school year is a very different beast than summer break – or before children start school. When our children go off to school, there are so many things for THEM to worry about, too many things for US to think about and too many things to keep up with […]

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6 year old explains “STROKES”

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6 year old explains “STROKES”
How much does Lexi knows about strokes? Turns out A LOT….   It all started like this. One day Lexi walks up to me and says “Mommy, I need to test you for a stroke!“. Ok, I say and proceed to have my mind blown over what she was about to do to me.“Smile, please! Ok, no […]

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room parent 101: 3 tricks to make the year rock (and free tools to stay organized!)

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room parent 101: 3 tricks to make the year rock (and free tools to stay organized!)
So, you’re a room parent this year, huh? Whether you’ve been roped into it or whether you chose to take on this important role on your own free will, there are some things you must know: You will have a lot of fun. Really, you will. The kids are so cool. They are. And the parents appreciate […]

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year

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Kids and Tech: 3 Ways to Feel Confident About Your Kid’s Technology this School Year
This post is sponsored by Microsoft Education Part of being a parent is constantly worrying about our kids and anxiety peaks when they start a new school year. Will he like his new teacher? Will her classmates be kind to her? One concern I frequently hear from parents is how to ensure sure kids are […]

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