9 Smart Ways to Stop Sibling Squabbles

9 Smart Ways to End Sibling Squabbles

All siblings argue. If you’re looking for a quick and easy magic bullet to end the fighting, you aren’t going to find it here. My kids do it. It’s the messy part of our beautiful, messy life. They argue over toys and space and who gets to sit with mom in the evening. It happens. […]

A New Way to Keep in Touch with Long-Distance Grandparents

Playing Crazy 8's on the Panasonic HomeTeam app

What is the best way to inspire an hour of laughing between your kids and your parents? The Panasonic HomeTeam™ app. Seriously. I just watched Grace, Allie, and Joe’s parents spend an hour on the phone (something that has never happened before). They played Crazy 8’s together, and they laughed and laughed and laughed. Grace talked […]

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 […]

Save Kids Lives with Global Road Safety Week

#SaveKidsLives #Safies

Is your road safe for your kids to ride bikes on? Is it safe to take a walk on? Unfortunately, the answer for many children is a resounding NO. Motorists drive too fast, pay too little attention, and create generally unsafe conditions for kids. And then there’s the issue of highway safety where drivers speed […]

How to Celebrate a Christian Passover Meal for Preschoolers

How to Host A Christian Passover Seder Meal with Preschoolers

On the Thursday before Easter, Jesus celebrated the Passover with his disciples. They broke bread and drank wine, a gesture that we now commemorate in communion. But that Passover meal, what was that about? Last year, I wanted to start a tradition with my kids that we would observe Passover, share a meal with friends that […]

Scavenger Hunt for Early Readers

Scavenger Hunt for Early Readers

One of Grace and Allie’s favorite activities is to have a scavenger hunt. Once Grace started to read independently, scavenger hunts at our house took on a whole new level of fun. The kids could do them without my help, and I could create more complex hunts with better hiding places. I am taking part in […]

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