When three totally different outcomes to an arts & crafts project reveal a secret but important lesson.
It’s hard raising a spirited child.
But I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s true that my spirited child gets in trouble a lot. I see him being a rascal. But I also see so much more, and I wish he knew all the amazingness I see in him.
Great gift or activity idea for hours of fun exploration and creativity! Just a simple list of items you can easily find at the grocery store, lots of curiosity, and you have the perfect, easy DIY Stem kit for kids.
Sure we’re going back to school during a global pandemic, with all new protocol on masks and social distancing . . . but there are other reasons it feels different this year. After so much togetherness, it’s hard to be apart.
Self care doesn’t have to be a massage and spa day. It is whatever you make it — whatever makes you feel like you’re caring for YOU. Here’s how I redefined self care for my very own self.
Screen time for kids — it’s a topic of a lot of discussion, and often judgment, among parents. But with my kids up at 5am and a bedtime of 9pm, there are a lot of hours to fill. Screen time, among several other activities and boredom busters, can actually benefit them and fill their day with periods of education, relaxation, and fun.
This is the behind the scenes look at letting go. No, not quite that. I guess it’s the behind the scenes look at beginning to let go, and not knowing how, and not wanting to, but also realizing the beauty of it, which is more than the sorrow, but mourning the changing chapters, and wanting …
Feeling all the feels, from stress to anxiety to loneliness, are making me TIRED! Read for an explanation of these feelings and a list of ways to get through it all.
MURDER HORNETS? Because a pandemic where people are dying and our lives have changed and we’re juggling work and schooling and the kids being home and some stuff being hard to get (toilet paper!!! frozen French fries!!!!) just wasn’t enough???? I get it. We’ve heard of killer bees. But somehow, “murder hornets” sounds so much …
Boys are easier than girls, yada yada yada, less emotional drama, and they don’t care as much about fashion . . . Those are all things I hear A LOT as a mom of three boys. OK, it’s true my boys don’t care about accessorizing or being dressed to the nines, but the opposite can …