LEGOs for boys are about as ubiquitous as every mom’s frustration with organizing all those fun awesome LEGOs! At our house, we love all the cool LEGO sets for building and, I’ll be honest, my boys spend hours upon hours with their LEGO ideas, creations, games, and projects. But we also love going ... Read More
Want Tried and True Positive Parenting Techniques That Work?
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.
How many times have you asked your child "WHY DID YOU DO THAT????" (Or worse yet, thought WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?????) You know the questions are rhetorical, because the answer is always "I don't know." And the truth is, they really don't know. What if you had a translator to interpret your child's ... Read More
I hear it from friends and read about it all the time: anxiety over whether or not children are prepared for success. Are we doing all we can to prepare children for success? What should we be doing to prepare children for success? When my friend Hillary, at The Cole Mines, shared her thoughts ... Read More
Spoiler alert: Choosing the best backpacks for school isn't always as easy as it sounds. For example, in order to be safe, you need to choose the correct size kids backpack. Depending upon what your child will need to carry, you might want to consider a rolling backpack for school. And so much more! ... Read More
"Moooooooom! We're bored!!! What can we do?" Go outside? Nah. What about building me a space travel vehicle with LEGOs? That doesn't sound fun. Build a fort? We've done that. Seriously?????? I be this sounds familiar! Sometimes it makes me want to hide in the closet with a bottle of Pinot. How do ... Read More