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Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

Tweet   Most parents who have more than one child have to deal with sibling rivalry from time to time. My home is no exception. While my oldest son, who was an only child for 11 years, pretty much stays out of the fray, my 10 and 11 year olds are often found bickering, battling, […]

Teaching Kids About Different Cultures

Tweet In our house, as in most every home, holidays and traditions are an important part of who we are and the beliefs and experiences that created those traditions help to shape our view of the world. As a parent, I want my children to have an understanding of why these celebrations are so important […]

8 Tips to Make Homework Time Easier

Tweet   With one kiddo in his last year of elementary and one starting his first year of middle school, there is one thing that is certain to come in piles this school year – HOMEWORK. Last night, we had the first homework assignments that didn’t involve me filling out the exact same paperwork I’ve […]

Talking with Kids About Tragedy, Devastation, and Violence in the News

Tweet   This week, like much of the country, we have been transfixed on watching news footage out of Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, with the immense flooding and devastation and the resulting heroic rescues. In a world where there is so much ugliness in the media, it’s nice to show my kids […]

Helping Kids Find Activities They Love

Tweet Extra curricular activities and sports are so important for kids, in my opinion. Looking back on my childhood, I made some of the best friends of my life and learned valuable lessons through activities like dance, swim, and cheerleading. I have been watching my middle schooler enjoying the amazing benefits of participating on a […]

Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips

Tweet   Everyone is buzzing with anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse! We are really excited about taking in this rare event and watching together as a family. As we make our plans, I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned as I’ve been researching the best ways to enjoy a […]

Finding Time for You This Summer

Tweet   Whether you’re a stay at home parent, work at home parent, or you work outside of the home, summer is a very busy time of year. I know that I am feeling like I’m pulled in a hundred directions at once these days, with kids home during my work hours, swim practices and […]

Easy Tips to Help Your Kids Stay Motivated

Tweet Summer is typically a time for being a little lazy – sleeping in, vegging out in front of screens, and overall having a relaxing time during hot, humid days. For us, it’s also one of our big sports seasons, with swim practices and meets taking over most of our evenings. With a child who […]