Use creative consequences. If you need to, take your kids out of school and homeschool them for a bit, have them pick up dog poop for a week, make them walk home from school, or sign them up to serve others in some capacity. When you do something special with your kids, try to buy […]
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When kids don’t rely on an influx of new objects to keep them busy, it’s more likely they will dig deep and use their creativity to play. This can also help our kids learn to be resourceful because they have to rely on what they already have and their imaginations to keep their minds busy. […]
These meals are the easiest meals imaginable to make. Literally, all you have to do is boil water. That’s it. Put water in a big pot, and turn the stove on. Done. That’s easier than eating out! You don’t even have to drive anywhere.
At least when your kids are young, it’s not often you can keep everyone seated in one place for more than two minutes. I love being together in one place during our rides to drop off someone at school or on the way to the store. These rare moments often lead to us having visits […]
One of the most important and most basic life lessons is simple: There are consequences for your actions. One of the easiest ways for us to teach this to our children from an early age is to expect them to clean up their own messes. You get it out, you clean it up.
I watched my mom for many years as she led the charge to find the best help for my sister from doctors all around the country. I remember my dad working endlessly to pay for bills that constantly poured in from all kinds of experimental treatments. And I’ll never forget my mom’s struggle as she […]
As our kids get older, have later bed times, and don’t take naps, we’re faced with the tough question: When do parents find time to have regular sex? Enter, Sunday nap time.