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13 Vital Life Skills Kids Learn Playing Board Games

13 Vital Life Skills Kids Learn Playing Board Games

Is family board game night a lost tradition? In many homes board games are dusty old relics left on the shelf until they are donated to a local charity. But have you considered that perhaps the more kids play board games, the better adults they […]

Organized Laundry Plan Made Simple and Easy

Organized Laundry Plan Made Simple and Easy

Tired of the laundry chaos? Want to create an organized laundry plan but feel it is overwhelming? Laundry is the hidden beast that lurks inside my house, hiding in the closets, under the bed (behold the missing sock!) and crowding out my peace and quiet. […]

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

This morning I was plugging along in my morning routine, watching the clock knowing I had a set time to be out the door to get my 4 year old Savvy to her ballet class. She was dragging her feet, whining a bit, and not […]

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

My son forgets his homework and I drop everything run it over to his school. Helicopter Parent. I notice my daughter left to a friends without doing her chores. I tell myself she deserves to be a kid and quickly do the chore for her. […]

Take Responsibility and Get Power

Take Responsibility and Get Power

An interesting thing happened today. My oldest is 15 and recently bought her own iphone 6S. Pretty pricey phone so she is making payments each month and we pay for the phone service on our family plan. Today at school she was bottle flipping (strange […]

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 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 […]