Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Do you ever feel that motherhood is simply overwhelming? Maybe you’re a brand-new mom battling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. Or, maybe you’re a more seasoned mom spending your days working or homeschooling and your evenings chauffeuring your children to their activities, cleaning, cooking, and handling the myriad of other responsibilities that come with being a mom. Sometimes it all feels a bit much, leaving you wondering if it all really matters. If this sounds like you—check out Why … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

When you first begin thinking about becoming a parent, your mind is flooded with cute little onesies and cuddly moments. Often images of children laughing through a field of flowers sneak in there too. Of course, if you've been a parent for more than 10 minutes you know this is not always the case. That's why I was so glad to see a book like Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents.  I'm a big fan of Gary Chapman really enjoyed his five love languages book, so I was happy to give … [Read more...]

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Kids sure do grow up fast.  Even though we spend time with them, eating and going from place to place, it sometimes seems like we're missing out on important conversations. Partly because we, as parents, often don't know where to begin or what to do.  That's why I love books like Between Us Girls, which serve as a road map and help spur on conversation between mothers and daughters.   The Good: This book is absolutely full of good topics and conversation starters.  It … [Read more...]

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids (Book Review)

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids (Book Review)

Parenting is hard work!  And with every year that my kids grow older, it seems that we solve one problem just as another makes its way into our lives.  I'm always on the look out for a good parenting book.  When I hard Dr. Todd Cartmell, author of Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry (which I enjoyed), had written another parenting book, I was happy to take a look. In 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids, Cartmell breaks down each of the eight tools into five brief chapters, with a … [Read more...]

Show Love To Your Kids By Keeping Them Safe Online

Show Love To Your Kids By Keeping Them Safe Online

From the moment our kids are born, we do everything in our power to protect them and keep them safe.  We read up on safety ratings of car seats and cribs.  We sign up for recall notifications of the latest and greatest baby gear.  We swap stories with other parents and ask for advice in order to do the best job that we can do. As kids get older, the world gets a little more complicated.  Not only do we have to continue to protect them in the physical world, but we have the cyber world to … [Read more...]

Helping Around the House: Chores for Little Ones

Helping Around the House: Chores for Little Ones

10 Chores for Little Ones Kids love to help!  Of course, often times it takes more effort to allow them help than it does to "just do it myself".  They've got to learn though and with a little practice, soon their "helping" really will be a big help!  Wondering where to start? Here are the chores we {try to} do in our house.   My kids are {just turned} three and 18 months, so they jobs don't always get done perfectly, but they are learning! Make Bed This one is a team effort.   We've … [Read more...]