For some reason, when I’m doing my run, the first 7 minutes are the hardest. I’m not exhausted. I’m not sore. I just don’t want to do it. Maybe my body hasn’t started releasing endorphins yet? As I chug along, I tell myself, “No. Persevere. You can do this. This is your running time. You … Read more How I Taught My Kids Perseverance by Forcing Them to Make Their Own Beds
I LOVE busy bags! And you should too. Why? Because they’re an all-inclusive activity that helps teach your kid to clean up after himself. They eliminate over-stimulation. They increase focus and attention-span. And they’re inexpensive (some are free!). So this Christmas, you might consider making or buying some busy bags for your toddler/pre-k child. Here … Read more 7 Busy Bags That Will Make a Great Christmas Present For Just a Couple Bucks
Let’s take a break from all the election nonsense to think about something easy: Christmas SHOPPING!!! I’m really not joking. Several years ago, as the grandparents and extended family started asking for Christmas ideas for the kids, I would panic. It was a huge undertaking to figure out what to ask for and then how … Read more How to Have a Delightful Christmas Shopping Experience
Disclaimer: Yep, there are affiliate links. For stuff that I would recommend anyways. If you buy from the affiliate links, Amazon will give me a TIIIIINY percentage from your order. It’s your call, but it’s always appreciated! Have you noticed that sometimes your kids are super happy to play independently, but other times they need … Read more The 15/45 Principle
Disclaimer: Yep, there are affiliate links. For stuff that I would recommend anyways. If you buy from the affiliate links, Amazon will give me a TIIIIINY percentage from your order. It’s your call, but it’s always appreciated! It’s one thing when your kid pulling off the crib sheet is an occasional annoyance. It’s totally different … Read more When Your Baby Pulls Off the Crib Sheet
It’s been several weeks since school has begun. Are you drowning in papers? When your kid dumps out her backpack do shudder in anticipation of a giant pile of worksheets mixed in with important papers? Is it stressful? Are you sweating just thinking about it? I think you’ll agree that there has to be a … Read more How to Organize School Papers Once and For All
Whew! It was a busy summer and busy back-to-school season. I obviously took a break from blogging. That’s the thing about being a momtrepreneur: you have to be willing to take breaks as needed–so I did. I hope you’re having a great fall! Let me know if there’s any topics you’d like to hear about! … Read more We’re Back!