Before You Yell At Your Kids & Hate Yourself For It

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, isn’t it? As a mom of 8 I can certainly attest to the times that being a mom challenges me beyond what I think I can handle. And yes, there even times that I yell at my kids when I certainly shouldn’t have. And then. I hate myself for … [Read more...]

How To Eat Out With Your Kids & Not DIE of Embarrassment

Headed to a restaurant with a young child? Does the behavior of your young child leave you feeling as though you can’t even try for fear of creating a scene? You really can eat out without your kids being total zombies - making you want to die of embarrassment. Although dining out can be a … [Read more...]

6 Tips For Handling Aggression In Your Young Child

*This is a guest post from Aubree of A Mother's Field Guide When your child hurts another kid, it sure can be frustrating. You worry that you will be judged for your parenting or even lose a friend! Most young kids experiment with biting, hitting, and kicking, but there are children who never … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Preschooler For Their First Day of School

Today is all about preschoolers! So often when we think of back to school we think of older kids. We arrange their schedules, we get the school supplies they need, we get them to their practices, arrange their carpools, and send them off on their way to conquer the world. But, what about … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Family Friendly Summer Bucket List {30+ Ideas!}

Summer is often filled with glorious weather and days that seem to last forever. Kids and families often have more time, and it’s the time we start thinking about making some amazing family memories before the back to school frenzy starts all too soon. Now is the perfect time for a summer bucket … [Read more...]

Get Off the Screen! Why Limit Screen Time This Summer + Free Guide

How many times have you been at a public place like a restaurant or an event of some kind where all you see are people completely oblivious to what is going on around them because they’ve got their faces buried in a screen of some kind? Maybe you’ve had your kids with a friend over, and rather than … [Read more...]

30 Heart Felt Conversation Starters to Have With Your Kids + Download

Meaningful conversation with our kids is such a vital part of being an intentional mom, and it couldn't be easier with these 30 great conversation starters. I even created them in a printable form so you can print them off and tuck them wherever they would be convenient to use. Just fill in your … [Read more...]

Ending the Bedtime Battles Once and For All!

As parents, we can look forward to having a little peace and quiet after the kids get in bed at night. However, this is not always the case. It can also be one of the most dreaded times of the day because bedtime can also be a battleground. Is it for you? As a mom of eight, I have had my fair … [Read more...]

To the Mom Who Feels Like She’s Failing

Are you feeling like a horrible mom? Do you worry that you are "ruining your kids for life" because of this or that? Did someone else harshly judge you as a parent, leaving you to feel about two inches tall? Do you worry, "Am I failing as a mom?!" "Am I a mom failure?" If you answered yes to any … [Read more...]

Super Cheap Summer Bucket List For the Young Family

Summer is the perfect time for longer days, a lazier schedule, and hopefully some extra fun as well. If your summer is like mine, it can seem to go by in a flash. If you’re not careful, the summer can slip right through your fingers. The next thing you know, you realize you’ve done little to no … [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Child Has to Compete With a Cheater

Has your child ever had to deal with a cheater? Has your child ever been forced to compete on a playing field that wasn't level? Why do people cheat? Why did Tom Brady, who is arguably the best quarterback in the entire league, need deflated footballs to win a game? I have no answer for that, … [Read more...]

The Five Triggers of Mommy Overwhelm

Mommy overwhelm. Mommy stress. If you’ve got kids, I’m guessing you know just what I mean. Things are going along fine. Then, the next thing you know, you’re pushed right over the edge. But, did you know that there are certain triggers that are common among moms that send us right into the mom … [Read more...]

50 Free Family Activities for Summer

Summer is such a wonderful time of year, but it can get BORING for everyone especially by the time mid-summer rolls around. The lazy days of summer are fading, however, and spending time with your family is so important before the hustle and bustle of the school year gets started again. Before you … [Read more...]

10 Reasons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids to Manage Money

As parents there are so many things we need to teach our kids that it can seem overwhelming. Life is busy, schedules are packed, and there are a thousand things screaming for our attention. But, if you are a parent, teaching your kids about money is something you just can’t put on the back … [Read more...]

Are Your Kids Truly Healthy? Make Sure You’re Not Missing This!

*This post was sponsored by Give Kids a Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. With eight kids of my own, I am all too familiar with the costs involved in keeping kids healthy. I also have firsthand knowledge of what a … [Read more...]