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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. […]

9 Great Tips to Do More in Less Time

9 Great Tips to Do More in Less Time

As a busy mom of 4 I often feel like there more to do’s and not enough day. I feel torn between just being present with my kiddos and playing, and all the many things that need to be done in any given moment. What […]

How to Bottle and Can Fresh Peaches Without Sugar

How to Bottle and Can Fresh Peaches Without Sugar

There is nothing quite like a fresh bottle of peaches on a cold winter day. Homemade bottled peaches have a flavor and consistency that brings back my childhood at grandpas house enjoying delicious peaches all year round. I took a morning last week and pulled […]

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 […]

4 Steps to Show Empathy to Our Kids

4 Steps to Show Empathy to Our Kids

I have never seen such intense fighting as the cat fights between my 15 year old and 4 year old daughter. Both are incredibly strong willed and able to hold their own in a battle. Here’s the problem. The 15 year old is my first […]

5 Loving Ways to Stop Overscheduling Kids with Sports

5 Loving Ways to Stop Overscheduling Kids with Sports

We are now back in the full swing of school and sports and activities-and I am starting to feel overwhelmed by it all. So many carpools, schedules, and activities to arrange and manage and so many moving parts. I find myself saying often,”When I was […]

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 […]