As soon as they gobbled down breakfast, both of my boys began pleading "Mommy, please! I want to go to the children's museum. Can we go today! Can we?" My youngest is six. The other is nine and I'm praying to survive the tween years which began earlier than I expected. Since we're in the midst of ... Read More
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I haven't subscribed to one specific parenting style. But, I have found that the techniques of positive parenting resonate deeply with me and my family. Positive parenting tools, strategies, and skills provide the solutions that are best for my entire family.
Everyone wants smiles, playfulness, and moments that bond us tightly together as a family. When our kids feel safe, they will venture into the world and spread their wings. And they can return to you to knowing they are accepted and loved.
Gentle communication allows me to pause, take a breath, and calm down in order to see my sons from a different perspective.
Seeing a different perspective allows me to see, even my strong willed child, for who he genuinely is. Then we can all move forward with the positive ideas, thoughts, and communication that resolve conflicts.
You won't find a sanitized version of my parenting here. I will lay out all my failures as well as the lessons I've learned. So, I share simple and inspirational tips, techniques, and ideas to make you the intentional, joyfully awesome mom you've always wanted to be.
It's that time. It may be the holidays, or a break from school, or just any time when there is more going on in your home than usual. It's easy for you to feel stressed out, or even burned out if the demands are overwhelming. And you know your child will struggle. Have you wondered what a highly ... Read More
Noooooooooo! Mommy! Noooooooo! I don't want to get in. I'm not getting in! No water! No pool! I gathered my most encouraging voice and said, but look at everyone else having so much fun! My son didn't care. He refused to go in like military personnel are trained to evade capture. It would take a ... Read More
Have you heard the saying "Your child isn't giving you a hard time, he's having one." That one saying is so powerful, it has changed the way I parent and the way I relate to my children. It completely shifts my thought process from being angry at my sons to being empathetic to whatever they are ... Read More
2016 was a doozie! But one thing I've learned from connecting with so many readers last year is that many of us feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities. And sometimes, we feel as if we aren't getting it right in any part of our lives. But when it comes to parenting - as shown by these most popular ... Read More