Category: How to tips

Turn Your Mistakes Into Happy Little Trees

Have you watched the late Bob Ross, the Happy Painter and his happy little trees and clouds?  Bob Ross was a wonderful painter who used to teach painting on The Joy of Painting on PBS.  He had crazy hair, his own style, and a voice that was so calming. I loved to watch him as a teenager and...

/ September 30, 2016

Positive Language – It’s Not What You Think

I have worked with children with special needs as a mom, and a professional for over 16 years, and one of the things that I have found to really help children with special needs and all people to make good choices is using Positive Language.   Most people don’t really understand what positive language is.  It does...

/ September 5, 2016

4 Tips to Turn Down Temper Tantrums

As a Mom of 8 kids, one thing I know is temper tantrums.  At one point I had children ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 14.  (6 of my children are adopted.  I know those ages seem impossible.)  In those days  tantrums were a very common part of my life.  I either had...

/ August 29, 2016

Sneaky, Fun Way To Improve Basic Math Skills

Being able to quickly and naturally do basic math like addition and multiplication in your mind is a very useful skill.  Mental math is a skill that is being lost in our generation of cell phones where a calculator is never far away.  As I have home schooled my kids off and on over the years,...

/ August 2, 2016

Top 10 Free Kindle Books for Teens

In my family, we are always looking for new books for my teens to read.  These free Kindle books for teens look really good and my kids are excited to start reading. This week, my daughter decided to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. My kids didn’t believe me that they would love this book but all...

/ August 2, 2016

How to Save on School Supplies

I know I don’t want to think about my kids going back to school yet, but I hate the last minute rush to get school supplies so I am beginning to look for good deals now.  With my big family, I have to get great deals on the supplies they need for school or it can...

/ July 28, 2016

6 Keys for Healthy Self Esteem

I recently listened to a wonderful talk by James Faust to BYU students in 2007 titled The Value of Self Esteem.  The title intrigued me. As a mom of 8 kids helping my kids have high self esteem is always on my mind.  I have gained weight because of a chronic health condition, because of that, my own...

/ June 15, 2016

Top 10 Ways Kids Can Help With Your Blog

Last week I wrote a post on why I love to make blogging time family time.  I love to include my kids in my blog.  Including my kids in my blog allows to spend more time together and my kids really help me.  There are a lot of ways your kids can help with your blog....

/ June 15, 2016

Make Blogging Time Family Time

I love to involve my kids in my blog.  My blog is better and my family is closer when I make blogging time family time. I’m a mommy blogger. I love that title because it puts my priorities in the right order.  I am a mom first and a blogger second.  If being a blogger took away...

/ June 8, 2016

4 Fabulous Uses For Free Samples

Who doesn’t like FREEBIES?  Getting free samples is a great way to try out new products before you buy them!  I love free samples so I am updating a list of the best freebies, free samples and giveaways each week. I recently attended a humanitarian night where we used free samples and travel size products to make...

/ May 24, 2016