Incentive Charts for Kids

This is something I’ve had the intention of doing for quite some time, but always seemed to put off, because….well, summer got the best of us!  With a 4 year old who is starting to test boundaries and sharpen his negotiating skills (especially at bedtime), it was starting to become more and more necessary to start an incentive system with him, as a way of motivating him to be more consistent with positive behaviors and become more responsible!  I didn’t {Read More}

Life with Kids: 10 realizations you have as a parent!

Soooo, before I became a parent, I had these hypothetical thoughts in my head of how life would play out once I had kids of my own.  I mean, it wouldn’t be all that hard. My children would be these stellar little creatures and I would be the fun, easy going, patient-all-the-time mom.  Yup, that’s right….parenthood would be this grand, daring adventure! Well, I guess you could say it’s a daring adventure. But, in a different kind of way.  You see, {Read More}

5 White Lies I Tell My Child

Yes, I admit it.  I tell little while lies.  I swore I would never be the parent who lied to their child.  I told myself pre-kid days, “You should always be upfront and honest with them”.  Wellllll, that was wishful thinking.  Because….sometimes, you will do anything to keep an ounce of your sanity. The incessant whining.  The tantrums.  The non-stop questions.  There are days when my patience goes out the door and I just can’t seem to keep my cool.  Instead of pulling out my hair or shouting from the rooftops, I {Read More}

5 parts of raising kids that are a blessing & a curse

Yes, I love my son…..without question.  But, raising a kid is HARD WORK!  Whether you are a parent to one, two, three…heck, 19 children, you are bound to experience times of pure joy and complete madness.  Not all of this parenting gig is sunshine and flowers.  Sometimes it is, but other times you’re pulling out your hair.   Let’s face it, there are certain aspects of raising kids that can be both a blessing AND a curse… 1. MILESTONES      {Read More}

5 pieces of advice every parent should follow

Part of the territory that comes with being a parent is receiving loads and loads of advice.   People are often willing to share their opinion on a matter, even when you didn’t ask for it.  We’ve just got to get used to hearing advice from those around us, as it’s an inevitable part of joining the parenthood club. As a first time parent, you instantly become overwhelmed with a laundry list of things you should or shouldn’t be doing. {Read More}

Thrifty Thursday: Guest Post – Edible Bath Paint & Shaving Cream

It is a special day on the blog, folks!!  Heather from Krafts and Kiddos is sharing a guest post with us  on an awesome DIY recipe .  You all, she is one talented mama, with so  many wonderful ideas on her blog.  Be sure to hop on over and pay her a visit.   You won’t regret it, I promise! Today, she is revealing an incredibly easy (and fun!) recipe for edible bath paint and shaving cream. I assure you that this activity will be a hit {Read More}