If your kids are like mine, then spending time in their room, on the phone, or on the computer instant messaging is their idea of a great time. Here are many activities I’ve participated in with my teens over the years: Starbucks – My daughter would do this daily if I said yes.…Read More 11 Ways to Spend Time With Your Teenage Daughter
As your sweet baby grows into a toddler, you will likely be wondering when he or she will be ready to start potty training! Every parent is anxious to get their child out of diapers, and I am no exception. My fourth child is quickly entering the first stages of potty training. He will be…Read More Is Your Toddler Ready to Start Potty Training?
Parents who eagerly wait for baby’s first tooth to show can suddenly find themselves eagerly searching for teething remedies instead. Teething is the first growth of a baby’s teeth. It generally occurs in babies between six and nine months of age. It’s an important part of growing from an infant into a toddler, but can…Read More Teething Remedies that Soothe Baby, and Mom Too!
I have been reading a great homeschooling book called Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver DeMille. I wanted to share a great idea that was in that book that rewards your children for good behavior. It’s called the bean jar. In the book they call it the “Bean-Counter Game”. We are just calling…Read More The Bean Jar
I never set out to give my toddlers chores to do. You might be thinking, “That’s too young! Toddlers can’t do chores!” That’s what I thought too, that is until I was constantly tripping over my boys while trying to do my own household chores. Let’s face it, toddlers want to help mom, even when…Read More Teaching Toddlers to do Household Chores