3 Ways To Get Your Kids to Love Reading

21
May
2015
Love-reading

If your child is showing little interest in reading, there is hope. Sometimes we parents have to get get sneaky, but you can still turn your child into a reader, even if he is reluctant about it. The Earlier Bedtime trick One of my favorite ways to get my kids to read is something they hopefully will not figure out until they have kids of their own. Two words "Earlier Bedtime". You might be wondering how an increase in sleep can help … {Read More...}

21 Reasons To Send A Child A Greeting Card

18
May
2015
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When was the last time you saw the face of a child light up and glow because they got a piece of mail with their name on it? Children love to get mail. My older children have lost that spark, but my five year old is constantly asking if they got mail.   I think special occasions are great to send mail - and usually around holiday's or birthday's they know to expect it, but what would happen if mail arrived for them on an ordinary … {Read More...}

Summer Planning Made Simple

11
May
2015
Summer

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and especially a wonderful Mother's Day.  I spent the weekend watching baseball - one of my favorite activities.  I watched my five year olds t-ball game, my older son's game where he coaches a team of thirteen year olds and then went to the Mariner's game on Sunday. Perfect! Today I wanted to share many of the past resources that I have here on the blog. My most popular is the Summer … {Read More...}

Learning to Live Well

8
May
2015
The Fringe Hours - finding balance

Wow, it has been a quick four weeks - or was it just me? Seems like this book was packed full of practical advice and steps for us to begin using those Fringe Hours and care for our needs. I feel a bit of a failure, as I truly haven't been able to make any physical changes to my routine yet..... but I guess it all starts with small whispers, and I can easily see how things need to be re-focused and altered.  It is up to me to just do … {Read More...}

5 Tips to Plan the Best Summer Ever

6
May
2015
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Summer vacation can either bring feelings of anxiety and stress to mind or it can bring excitement and joy!  For many moms, it causes stress and an overwhelm that can almost knock you down. I know, I was that mom.  Wondering what to do all summer long with my kids once the school bell rang.  As a work-at-home mom, it can be even more challenging to get the most out of summer, while not falling way behind with the business … {Read More...}

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