• 5 Tips for Forgetful Mom Brain
  • Raising A Reader: Creating An Environment That Engages Even Reluctant Readers
  • Confessions of A Mom Of All Boys
  • Preconceived – The Importance of Individualized Parenting
  • The Bad Mommy Complex – It’s Time to Let it Go

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2015

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I have been waiting for this bundle all year. Seriously, I have! I purchased this bundle last year... and again this year... it really is that good! The value is more than there and although it will take a lot of time to get through all the material, and you won't necessarily use every single part of it, I can definitely tell you I found it to be more than worth the cost! Do you feel like the inmates are running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how ... [ Read More ]

Keeping it in Perspective – Not Taking Things Personally

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So much about life as a mom hinges on perspective. Do I choose to let this go, or make a big deal out of it? Do I choose to take what they are doing personally, or accept that they are a child and leave it at that? I could honestly probably just leave this post there. I think those two questions sum up 99% of most mom's personal "perspective introspection", but I think it's worth taking a little deeper look. I can choose to be offended by my children every single day, many times a day in ... [ Read More ]

Travel Safely with GB! #ad #GBTravelSave #IC

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Disclosure:  I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Traveling with your new baby can be nerve wracking. I remember worrying endlessly about whether I had purchased the safest car seat, whether it was installed correctly, and whether I was buckling my baby in correctly. Thankfully, new parents now have many resources to ensure that their children are as safe as possible when traveling. The ... [ Read More ]

Book of the Week: Shine-A-Light Books

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This week's feature is for all children. Active, readers, non-readers, little, big... KIDS! We had the pleasure of reading Secrets of the Apple Tree both at home and in my classroom this week, and it was an absolute HIT! The idea of reading a book that becomes more than just a book, is thrilling for children. I will likely tend to feature options that fit into this spectrum more often than not, because it is my life with busy boys. So, what do I mean by "a book that becomes more than just a ... [ Read More ]

5 Tips for Forgetful Mom Brain

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Have you ever found yourself in a position where you have so very many things running through your head that you simply cannot focus on any one thing? Where the whole world of ideas is spinning around inside your brain and you suddenly look up and realize that you forgot to even start dinner. Welcome to the world of motherhood in general, especially if you're a mom who has more than one thing going on (and helloooo, who doesn't right?). I know I have a purpose for this post... really, I ... [ Read More ]

Raising A Reader: Creating An Environment That Engages Even Reluctant Readers

One of my biggest frustrations as a mom has been watching helplessly as each of my sons progressed through their education without one ounce of desire to read anything. Worse yet, many of them have fought (kicking and screaming and pouting) the very idea of reading at all. I have been an avid reader since the moment I could hold a book. Consuming everything in my path quicker than my parents could even begin to get more. My hunger for books was absolutely insatiable. It could be said that ... [ Read More ]

Ultimate DIY Bundle

Those of you who follow us on Facebook probably think I've lost my mind lately. I've been promoting this bundle for a few weeks now, but I assure you I do so for a very very good reason. I have personally purchased their Homemaker Bundle and I am adding this bundle to my library as well. As a busy mom of 6 boys, there absolutely aren’t enough hours in the day. Most moms could easily say exactly the same thing, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning ... [ Read More ]

Confessions of A Mom Of All Boys

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I am the oldest girl in a family that started with three girls. I was the girly girl big sister. My life was surrounded by little girls, even as a teen I would help care for a family of little girls for weekends or weeks at a time. If you're starting to get the picture, girls are what I knew.... They were what I had always been comfortable with. Whether it was helping them pick out fun outfits or doing their hair and nails, I loved (still love) all things girly. When I was in college my ... [ Read More ]

Preconceived – The Importance of Individualized Parenting

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We go into parenting with a lot of preconceived ideas. But although having our first child shatters many of those, it also adds a whole new set of preconceptions to the list. Thing is, these new ones are no better than the original ones. In fact, in many ways they're worse. If allowed to take root or if gone unchecked, children end up living in shadows, not developing true individuality and often become rebellious and develop bad habits because of our altered expectations. Allowing myself ... [ Read More ]