Routines work. This is true not only for the school year, but also for the summer. Just because your kids are home for the summer does not mean your house needs to be in a constant state of chaos. Set up a routine…. It does take a little
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Most people see being a mom as dedicating your life to others. But the truth is that you need to also take care of yourself. For you to be your best as a parent…, you need to make sure you’re as happy and well as possible, and that
When I was a little girl, I would work with my grandmother in her garden… on the south side of her house, learning how to pick cherry tomatoes and spy the worms that destroyed the tomato plants. She also had a flower garden, which included columbines and sunflowers. I would
I’m a big believer in tasks and chores…. I’m pretty much a die-hard Momma Drill Sergeant, handing out orders and jobs to anyone in my path. We’ve handed out a small list of “duties” and responsibilities to my 7-year-old, but I have a favorite: he takes care of his
The change of seasons is always a good time to clean out your closet…. In a perfect world, you would take a day three or four times a year to try on everything you own and assess what’s working and what’s not. In the real world, though, it’s often
How much should we ask our kids to do around the house?… This is a question I get a lot when I’m speaking to mom groups and let me tell you, everyone has a different opinion on this.
After working with hundreds of families over the years in my
Creativity isn’t solely for playtime. Creative people… are responsible for some of the most beautiful creations and important inventions of our time. When you foster creativity in your child, you foster your child’s ability to think outside the box and open up their mind to greater possibilities. If you want
I have always felt the importance of doing my part to protect the environment, but getting hard core into green living felt like just one more ball to toss into my life as a busy mom’s juggling act. Wanting to do my part, I tried tossing it in the mix
Dishes, vacuuming, laundry…if your household chore list is anything like mine it probably goes on and on. With so many things to get done, why are you doing it all yourself?
Yes, I know kids and cleaning can be a recipe for whining, fights, and eye rolling (mostly from the
Getting Started: How to Grow Vegetables From Seeds or From Plants
Starting From Seeds…
If you’d like to start from