Creating a Thanksgiving to Remember

I’ve had some readers email asking about whether we follow any traditions for Thanksgiving in our family. We don’t have too many, but I am happy to share the things we have done over the years. It is often a busy day spent with extended family, which means that we modify our traditions at times. … [Read more...]

Family Traditions That Keep the Focus on the Real Reason For the Season

Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17 The holiday season is what I consider to be the best time of the year to make memories as a family. With sisters who live out of town, it is often the only time we are all together during the year. With my own family, it is the time of year when we … [Read more...]

Refresh & Restore Your Mom Heart

You guys! I have what might me the most exciting news that I’ve heard in a very long time. Like maybe all year. I know you are going to find it exciting, too. There is a conference coming up in just over a week and it’s just for us moms…and it’s FREE. That’s right, you can attend this … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kids Safe On the Internet

I could write numerous posts on technology, simply because there is so much out there in terms of technology. For that reason, this post in no way covers even a small portion of how we as parents need to be proactive when it comes to technology. But, since we have to start somewhere…here … [Read more...]

Does Your Child Struggle With Self Control? Here’s What You Need to Know

"This is a sponsored post written by me  ZERO TO THREE for The Motherhood. All opinions are my own." I have been a mom for more than 16 years, and there are certain truths that I’ve come to embrace. I know that I am not the only one to know these truths since they are common among nearly all the … [Read more...]

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...]