mommyhood

I felt it surfacing. The bubbling frustration underneath that I had so long tried to push beneath the surface and prevent from lashing out on my children. Finally, one last squabble among two of my children broke the last straw, and the yelling began. I have been so good at applying positive parenting techniques and was so proud of how patient I was. However, every now and then, I get worn out. There comes a point when I can no longer focus all of my energy on trying to help keep the peace in the household, making sure we are all fed, the house is clean, andRead More →

positive parenting resources

Parenting is hard. It’s beautiful. It’s miraculous. But it is hard. Every day, millions of people bring in new children into this world and most work very hard to raise them to the best of their ability. Parenting can be instinctual, and we have innate abilities to keep our kin safe and nourished. But parenting can also feel like unchartered territory, with many facets that do not come as natural. While that can feel scary not knowing how to parent, it is also perfectly normal. There are many kinds of parenting styles out there. Each parent is unique in how he or she disciplines theirRead More →

preventing things from getting stuff done

 The Top 5 Things Preventing You From Getting Stuff Done We have running to-do lists every day, for home, personal life, for the family, for school, or work. There are various versions of to-do lists:  Keeping your list in your mind Writing them down in a planner Inputting tasks in a to-do list app Jotting tasks on sticky notes Writing on a whiteboard/chalkboard Writing on a scrap piece of paper or napkin Making notes on your hand. (Insert another system I have not yet mentioned) Regardless of whatever method is used to write down a list of desired tasks and goals, the process of writing your list down is WAYRead More →

MCBD Book Review

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Multicultural Children’s Book Day is on January 27, 2018 this year. It is to celebrate and raise awareness of cultural diversity in children’s books and also to spread more multicultural books in schools and libraries. My children and I reviewed two wonderful multicultural children’s books as part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day: A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu, illustrated by Christina Forshay and When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow A Morning with Grandpa Review This children’s story is a beautiful story about a grandfather and granddaughter who teach each other a bit about their culture throughRead More →

If you celebrate Christmas, you know how special Advent is to celebrate the weeks that lead up to the coming of the big day. There are so many wonderful holiday traditions around the world. We often focus on our own celebrations, that we aren’t fully aware of the beautifully diverse traditions that are enjoyed by others around us. Many families use an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas. Why not also make your countdown an educational experience and devote each day to learn about a different country’s Christmas traditions? Here are several educational activities that you can easily implement to teach your children multicultural awareness during Christmas time:Read More →

Kindness Elves during the holidays

Spreading Kindness Through the Holiday Season The holiday season is a special time to spend with loved ones, creating joyous memories and celebrations. While we busily prepare for special events, put up elaborate holiday decorations and make mad dashes searching for the perfect gifts for our friends and family, the magic of the holidays can also come with stressful chaos. With all of the busyness going on, it is important to keep kindness in our hearts. It keeps us more mentally sane and positive, especially during such a busy time. This is the perfect time to spread kindness to others both within the family and beyond ourRead More →

Overwhelmed and Ready to Burst Feeling stressed and overwhelmed happens to the best of us. Whether you’re an adult, teenager or child, feeling overwhelmed happens. Although everyone’s scenarios vary, it can result in similar feelings and reactions. Scenario 1: You’ve got a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, the baby continues to cry, your older child desperately needs help with a perplexing math question, and you have lunch about to burn on the stove. It can go easily from one to ten on a scale of feeling overwhelmed. As parents, we can juggle a lot on our plates to try to make ends meetRead More →

camp kindness

Camp Kindness: Teaching Kindness Through Summer Activities It’s that time of year when school lets out, and there is “down time.” If you haven’t quite figured out all of your summer plans, Camp Kindness is the perfect way to keep your children engaged! In Camp Kindness,  The Kindness Elves  present fun, multisensory, and multidisciplinary activities while encouraging kind-heartedness. Camp Kindness includes 6 weeks of activities and projects based on a weekly theme and type of Kindness Elf. Weekly Themes Each weekly theme includes activities and suggested acts of kindness that are easy to implement and ready to go with a few common items. The Camp Kindness eBook isRead More →

I’d Rather Be Your Mommy I was having one of those mornings with my children when all of my patience had been widdled down to nothing. After feeling so powerless, I decided to change the tone of the room.  I asked the kids to gather around for a story. I decided to read I’d Rather Be Your Mommy,  from Home School Adventure Co. This ultimately resulted in being the best decision to turn our crazy upside down morning right side up again. I’d Rather Be Your Mommy, by Stacy Farrell, is an inspirational, beautifully written picture book. The author, Stacy Farrell, wrote this book years ago whenRead More →

organizational tools for moms

The Best Organizational Tools for Moms (This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing products/services through the affiliate links on this post contributes to the success of this site at no extra cost to you. I only share products that I personally recommend and trust. Click here to read my full disclosure policy) Finding an organizational system that’s just right for you No matter if you considered yourself an organized person or not prior to becoming a mom, parenthood can throw your organization skills for a loop. It is hard to stay on top of everything between taking care of yourself, your family, the household needs, personalRead More →