This is a packed post with how to paint a chalkboard wall, free door sign and how to plan for a room kids can grow into. I’ll show you how we’re focusing on activities instead of more toys with things like foosball, book wall and movie projector. Our playroom sees a lot of kids and… Read More A playroom with less toys and more activities
I have so many free printables for you today! I’m gearing up for summertime at home with three kids very close in age. I’m being proactive about the inevitable bickering, lots of time together and the dreaded “I’m bored.” I want to talk about a few things that are changing the way we are disciplining,… Read More Behavior chart, consequence jar and bored jar
I often describe the troubling times I have with my children on this blog (like here, here and here), but today I had some clarity. As I sit here in a rare moment of being completely alone on a rainy morning, I’m thinking of the ways the kids have enriched my life and character. Yes,… Read More Have your kids changed your character?
How to get kids to take turns. How to get kids to stop complaining. And how about getting a kid to decide on a Halloween costume! I’m covering all of these today in my list of favorite mom hacks. And just to make sure this post is not misleading you into thinking that I have… Read More 14 favorite mom hacks
Do you have a kid who has a hard time sitting still or doesn’t like movies? Me too. I’ve got you covered for your plane ride. Here are all the specific activities and snacks I pack in our carry ons for my three wiggle worms, plus some tips so you don’t have to buy new… Read More Binder of activities for kids on the plane
Sundays have become the highlight of our week in the last couple months. Because of our new Sunday routine we start Monday morning feeling refreshed and ready to get to work. We feel bonded as a family and our kids start the week with full love tanks. So what’s changed? We’re learning to practice the Sabbath. We’re turning off… Read More Honoring the Sabbath with kids
Have you ever heard of resurrection eggs? They’re a fun, interactive way to tell the Easter story to kids. We did this activity last Sunday with the kids and they were much more receptive and involved than I anticipated! We really enjoyed it. They want to do it again this Sunday. The basic idea is that… Read More Kids Easter activities: Resurrection eggs
Here’s a video glimpse inside our daily life — complete with a 4 a.m. wakeup call, a frog in the house, crying (mostly from the kids), fighting and cuddles. I did miss the part when Adriano spilled his entire glass of milk on me, but managed to fit a few tips and recipes in there. If you’re… Read More VIDEO: A day in the life of a stay-at-home mom