Choosing Your Battles Wisely With Your Children

Are you good at choosing your battles wisely with your kids? I have learned over the years that there are some battles worth fighting, while there are others that really, in the grand scheme of things, are not a big deal. Here are a few tips that may help you in determine which behavior is […]

Different Parenting Styles and Their Effects On Children

I want to start by saying I love my children and I would never change anything about them. That being said, I do find parenting as a whole much more intense than I ever expected it to be. I think when making the decision to become a parent, you do not always think about all […]

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Not too long ago I shared some information with you that I learned from a Webinar titled “Turn Complaining Into Cooperating In 2013″. I enjoyed, and learned so much from that Webinar I wanted to share an opportunity with you to sit in on a Webinar and help you on your path to a calmer family […]

Parenting Techniques for Difficult Children

For a while now I have been feeling as though I have almost gotten into a rut with my children. I ask them to do something and they whine and complain, or it takes me saying something five times to get them moving. This is not the picture that comes to mind when I think of having […]

Challenges Of Parenting And Striving For Being A Calm Parent

Challenges Of Parenting There are so many challenges of parenting, ones you can foresee and then others that come right out of the blue.  I think I am a good mom, but I always question what I do and pray that my children will grow up to be strong, confident successful adults.  I worry that anything I […]

Printable Chore Charts for Kids

So the other day we were at the pool, which we are actually at every day with Megan being on the swim team, but my sister and I were talking about all the laundry we had to do for a family of 5.  I had said something about the couch being loaded with folded clothes […]

Update on Using Marbles to Correct Behavior

About a month ago I had shared in a post a system I was going to put in place to help reward good behavior from my children.  After having this system in place, I want to let you know how it’s moving along. Anna is really my most difficult child and is the one whose […]

My Dear Anna – You’ll Either Kill Me or Make Me A Much Stronger Person

Don’t let the sweet face fool you!  🙂 Anna…she is, I guess she would be considered, the “middle child”. She is 1/2 of the twins and was born 11 minutes before her brother. They were 8 weeks early, I am quite sure it was Anna’s idea to arrive early. What Anna wants – she wants, […]