Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

ages and stages

We've all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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Parenting: How Much Should Kids Do Around the House?

parentinghome management

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…

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Why It’s Important to Let Kids Make Messes

activities

Do you think it is important to let you kids make messes? I'll share with you why I do! We fuss constantly - clean up your room, wash your hands, put your laundry away. When was the last time you just let them be messy? I know this comes…

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Parenting: Encouraging Your Kids to Express Their Emotions

parentingages and stages

Feelings are meant to be shared and emotions are meant to be recognized. Children are in the process of learning how to express those feelings and each child does so differently. The important thing is that they do and that they are heard. At a recent Mom It Forward Twitter

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Decorating for a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Party

family funentertainment & parties

I love holiday parties. I especially love throwing kids parties. I get a kick out of planning everything! I'm a party person! You know what else I am? A cheap person. I am always try to be thrifty while planning out my parties! Why throw a party that you'll…

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