Mothering is HARD. We all know that. Sometimes we think that we’re stuck and have to live in that crummy place where our kids are frustrating or life itself is frustrating and we can’t do anything about it. But that’s not true. There IS something we can do about it. We have the ability to … Read more How to be a Happy Mom (or Change Your Attitude in 2 Seconds if You’re Not)
It’s a battle to get kids to brush well and for long enough! And it’s a chore going to the dentist. Our children’s dental health is important! What do we as parents need to focus on? Why do we need the services that the dentist offers? Is there a way to prevent expensive procedures in … Read more Interview with a Dentist: Your Top 7 Questions Answered
We all want our kids to be money-savvy. We want them to be financially secure and make wise choices their whole lives. We do NOT want them plagued by debt or struggling to make ends meet forever. A key way to set them on the right path can include using an allowance to teach them … Read more Allowance for Kids That’s Actually Doable
Have you ever gone to get your baby at the end of naptime to find that he has taken off his pants? If not, don’t think it won’t happen to you (I have multiple friends who’ve had this happen, too!)! I’ve had 3 babies who went through a phase where they wouldn’t stop taking off … Read more When your baby won’t stop taking off his pants and diaper
Are you tired of blowing on your kid’s food because it’s too hot? Do you have to set his plate aside because he’ll try to eat before his food has cooled off and burn himself? Don’t you want to get your daughter to a place where she knows how to handle this herself? It can … Read more Parenting hack: No more blowing on your kid’s food!
You probably need a lot of help in your life. I know I do. Things can get out of control in an instant. Luckily, for a lot of what we have to deal with we have options to manage it all. The trick is to find really GREAT helpers that truly make life better. I … Read more 10 Apps to Organize Your Life
Christmas is almost here! Toys and books are great for your kids to open, but if you want some practical items thrown in there too, here are some helpful ideas for when Aunt Hildy asks for a list: Especially when your kid is a baby or toddler, they don’t care WHAT they open, they just … Read more Practical Christmas Gift Ideas
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