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12 Secrets of a Fun Mom

How to be a fun mom - These simple and easy ideas will help any mother to be more involved with her children. Article full of life tips for parenting made easy and things to do with your kids. Great for a stay at home mom or any parent who wants more quality time with her kids.

My younger daughter doesn’t remember the time I spent as a stay-at-home mom, before I worked even part time. Neither does she remember the years during which I worked only at night so that I could be fully available to her and her older sister in the daytime. I’m sad that she doesn’t remember these times because they were fun times. We went to Hersheypark during the day and rode all the rides with no lines and swam in the pool until we were sunburned. We went to parks and played all afternoon and had picnics with friends. We spent … Read more

7 Tips for Creating an Intentional Summer

An Intentional Summer - Unique DIY summer planner for moms. Includes calendar pages, goals, bucket list, free cheap and frugal activities and other printable pages. Resource pack has lots of questions to guide your planning for the whole summer. Best resource for moms in the summer!

Today is the last day of May which means school will be out soon if it’s not already. Are your kids hanging out on the couch or in their beds, staring at screens all day? Mine are. The screens vex me. I don’t want my kids to spend their days and weeks staring at YouTube stupidity or watching inane TV shows. I want them to experience the zoo and campfires and nature studies. I want them to read good books and clean the cat boxes and exercise. Whether you are a working mom whose kids go to daycare or camps … Read more

All About My Mom – Mother’s Day Interview for Kids

Way back in 2013, I started Mother’s Day notebooks for each of my kids. I asked Joe to interview them and write down their answers exactly and I keep them in notebooks with all the pictures they’ve drawn of me and all of the special little “I love my mom” cards they give me. These two notebooks are among my treasured possessions. The Mother’s Day interviews we have used since the very beginning look like this: I printed out 6 for each girl when we first started, so I ran out after last year. When Mother’s Day rolled around in … Read more

8 Things Every Frazzled Mom Needs to Hear

8 things every every frazzle mom needs to hear - Parenting makes you overwhelmed, weary, tired, and grumpy. These 8 truths from God and other moms will help you to cheer up and stay positive even in the challenges of motherhood.

Being a mom of two big kids – one a tween and the other in first grade – is a pretty sweet gig. They are still little enough to be lovey, and the first grader still wants to hold my hand everywhere we go. But I don’t have to remind them to look before they cross the street, and they never run off into a crowd. They sometimes let me hug and kiss them, and occasionally, they even ask for it. Best of all, they feed themselves, wipe their own butts, and even play outside once in a while, all … Read more

5 Ways to Unwind After a Long Week

Before I became a mom, Saturday nights were for going out. They were for drinking and parties and friends and sometimes even dancing (but not usually because I am far too uptight for all that). Saturday nights now have a distinctly different flavor. It’s more of a enjoy the peace and quiet because the kids are sleeping kind of fun. Or, better (?) yet, I usually have a slumber party with the kids in my bed on Saturday night, and I go to sleep with them. Since I work late into the evenings during the week, I spend this special time … Read more

Banish Crabby Mom

Banish Crabby Mom

I have a confession to make. I struggle with being a crabby mom. That’s right, me, all beautiful messy life and live fully tattoo, and I struggle with being a grumpy mom day in and day out. I have my own things to do, you know? I have to clean the bathroom and do the laundry and tidy the dining room and sweep the floor and pick up all the toys we’ve ever owned fifteen times a day. Those things by themselves would be a challenge, but add in two small people who want me to play and read every … Read more