Month: August 2017

Give Up Judging Others to Free Yourself

Give Up Judging Others to Free Yourself

Last week my preschooler started her second year at a fabulous little school in our town.  The first few days of school we showed up at the school right on time, and I couldn’t figure out why the teachers weren’t there to welcome the kids […]

7 Great Hacks to Being on Time

7 Great Hacks to Being on Time

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. The only thing I am missing are the bunny ears and the pocket watch. As my kids have gotten older and busier I often feel that I just run from one activity to the next, constantly […]

Perfect Gak for Hours of Fun

Perfect Gak for Hours of Fun

Gak-every kid loves it, and every mom searches for the perfect recipe for a fun afternoon craft. After trying many different variations, I have found the perfect Gak recipe with just the right amount of stretch and none of the sliminess. We have made this […]

Insomnia-the Mommy Curse

Insomnia-the Mommy Curse

It’s 4:45 am, so why I am laying here looking at the dark ceiling wide awake but totally exhausted at the same time? The kids are asleep, my husband is asleep, even the dog is asleep (I know because I can here him yipping in […]

A House Can’t Make You Happy

A House Can’t Make You Happy

I have been married for 19 years, and in that time we have lived in many different homes. We were both college students when we started out, I was close to finishing my undergrad, and my hubby Ryan still had a few years to go […]

What Makes You a Good Parent?

What Makes You a Good Parent?

Straight A student, star of the swim team, kind to others and all around great kid. When you see this girls parents you most likely say, “You must be so proud.” But what happens when those same parents have a son who gets suspended from […]

5 Simple Tricks for an Organized Back to School

5 Simple Tricks for an Organized Back to School

We are coming up on the end of summer, and I am so sad. We recently sold our event business and in past years my summers were packed with work and I tried to fit in a little bit of fun with the kids, but […]

5 Surefire Ways to an Unhappy Kid

5 Surefire Ways to an Unhappy Kid

So often we spend our time as parents trying to do things to MAKE our kids happy. As if that is even possible. I mean how many of us have been at Disneyland-the Happiest Place on Earth- and seen kids crying, throwing fits and basically […]

4 Great Ways Pets Help Kids be Amazing

4 Great Ways Pets Help Kids be Amazing

My grandfather was one of those old school tough guys. Living through WWII and growing up on a farm in northern Utah, one of his daily chores was to milk the many cows that lived on their farm. Every morning before the sun came up-with […]