Why Routines are Important to Kids

Parenting is Child’s Play: Routine

Routine. Routine. Routine. We all hear about it from day one of being a parent. You need to get them on a routine! So what’s the big deal? Why do our kids need a routine?   I posed this question to Erin O’Keefe, MA, PCI Certified Parent Coach of The Intentional Parent. When a child knows […]

Imaginary Play : Betty Lukens Felt Boards

Talk about bringing in some imagination to our days! We received these awesome, very high quality felts from Betty Lukens Felts a couple weeks ago. The Carville mat will not be left alone! I once had to actually put it up out of sight so I could get the kids to listen to me! Henry […]

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Seven Mom Tips : Activia Selects

As a stay at home mom, and an admittedly, addicted blogger. I try to do things as quickly as possible. [This is just my nature, I've always been this way.] I’ve learned to involve the kids in what I’m doing. They love to help. Include them. This sometimes counteracts the getting it done quickly, but […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Repeat Questions

Why?Why?Why? … Why? Experience that in your house?Repeat. Ha. Okay. I won’t be the one with the repetitive questions.Its probably your kids. There’s the ‘why’ stage that we’re currently in. [Which I think I'm pretty good at answering... for now.]But, I’m sure the nagging repetitive questions will be coming soon in full force.At times, Henry does ask […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Acting Out

Henry acting out? No…. That never happens.Ha. I wish that was a true story. Henry whizzed through the terrible twos with just a lot of energy, not really being terrible. The threes have been another story. It has been very common to see a full-blown tantrum over the tiniest thing. What I have come to […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Gender Awareness

More of those Unwanted Behaviors have been answered! This time its a pretty touchy topic but one definitely to be aware of. Is your child becoming a little too aware of his/her private parts, or worse, others? These hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help deal with or accept those unwanted behaviors […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Adult Differences

Every Monday through September, we’ll be going through some Unwanted Behaviors. I’m very excited for this part in the series, because I often wonder what is expected of my child at his age, or how to cope with certain outbursts. And boy, the experts have some great answers to share! These hands on experts have given their […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Eating Battles

For the Raising Kids is Tough series, August has been all about your Eating Battles. This is the final edition of Eating Battles. This week are all the questions that came in throughout the month and I’ve posted on Facebook to have fans, as well as the experts, give you their answers! The Hands On Experts: […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Healthy Snacks

We’re discussing your Eating Battles. This week are some suggestions for healthy snacks that don’t turn into a meal. I have gathered some suggestions on Facebook as well as from one of the experts [Sarah from Füdoo Boards]. The hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help lessen your eating battles that you have submitted. The […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Picky Eaters

This month, every Monday for the Raising Kids is Tough series we’re discussing your Eating Battles. We’re in the third week of hearing the experts advice those pesky eating and dining troubles. This week I have gathered the information from two of the experts [Erin from The Intentional Parent and Sarah from Füdoo Boards] on how to deal when your […]