When my kids were little, I found that my husband and I often disagreed on parenting styles and it had a negative impact on our marriage at that time. We both had our own ideas on what was the right way to parent and we didn't do a good enough job communicating constructively. This is actually a common problem for new parents so if this is happening to you, don't feel alone. … [Read more...] about Parenting Together: How To Collaborate Successfully With Your Spouse
Making children do their own chores is an important part of preparing them for independence. Running a household requires a lot of upkeep and it is only fair that all family members pitch in. There are many benefits of chores a few which include children learning the skills they need to do dishes, wash laundry, and clean a bathroom. A family that does chores together is less … [Read more...] about Making A Chore List For Kids? Homey Chore Checklist App Makes It Easy!
I think my kids are very cooperative. I expect them to be, I treat them as though they will be, and I show shocked disappointment when they let me down, because frankly, I am shocked. I think a big part of why they are so cooperative is that I have always used encouragement as a tool when I was teaching them something or explaining to them why we do something. While I may … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Through Encouragement
Today I want to share with you a Mindful Parenting Checklist. While I don't think you will use this checklist every day, I do think you will find it useful to use for about a week to help you get into a better routine and then maybe once a week for awhile to help make sure you aren't forgetting anything. The idea behind this Mindful Parenting Checklist is to help you adopt some … [Read more...] about Mindful Parenting Checklist & Why You’ll Find It Useful
I truly believe that our attitude in life determines not only the joy (or lack of joy) we experience but it also influences our lives in very real concrete ways. The way we think about things determines our actions and therefore our results. I know of no surer way to happiness that having an attitude of gratitude. Today, I am very happy to have a guest to answer the … [Read more...] about What Is An Attitude Of Gratitude And How To Help Kids Develop One
Life is packed full of things to do and sometimes you just need a little help because if you do all the cleaning for your kids, not only will you burn yourself out, they won't learn any responsibility. So this article is all about getting your kids to pitch in an help pick up after themselves. I am happy to have Jenny from Mom Loves Best share with us her powerful tricks to … [Read more...] about 9 Powerful Tricks To Get Your Kids To Clean Up (And Love It)
Let's face it- family life is a huge adjustment from your care-free single days where you were responsible for no one except yourself. It is a wonderful, joyous gift to be surrounded by family but there are times when things may be going less than spectacular and you think, "Is this really my life?" The thing to remember about raising children is that there are lots of phases … [Read more...] about How To Be Happy In Your Family Life