After writing the “Chores Shmores” post, I heard from a number of parents asking whether or not “Pets” should be included in a chore list: (This post was originally written in 2016 and updated in 2022) Why didn’t you mention “Taking Care of Pets” as a chore in the examples you gave? Wouldn’t that count […]
What to Do with All that Halloween Candy!
After a great night of Trick-or-Treating, you’re a bit worried that your child is going to eat 2 pounds of Halloween candy a day for the next few weeks. So what can you do about it?! Many parents will limit the amount of candy their children are allowed to eat after Halloween (1-2 pieces/day). Some […]
It’s almost Mother’s Day
As we approach Mother’s Day, I thought I would share a few thoughts about why this amazing day can be so frustrating! Don’t get me wrong – it can be a super day, too! But I hear from so many moms about how disappointed they were on Mother’s Day. My goal is to help you […]
Spring has Sprung
One of my favorite things during the Spring season when our daughters were little was watching my husband and girls start our garden. (This was originally posted in 2018, updated in 2022) They would start the seeds in small peat pots in our kitchen and nurture them until the sprouts were big enough to move […]
LOVE is in the Air
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just love chocolate, love seems to be in the air this time of year. Originally posted in 2017 when we were living through the tween and teenage daughter years. I am posting this a bit early. I wanted to give you a little time to try the ideas below […]
You’ve Got This!
Focus on the Positive Part II Last week I wrote about the self-fulfilling prophecy: “You will find what you are looking for.” So why not look for the good?! I invited you to take some time to really stop to notice all the things your child can do and some things about him that make […]