Category: Parenting

One Question You Should Ask Your Kids

When our kids get home from school, we ask them a lot of questions. Did you have a good day?  What did you learn today?  Did anything interesting happen today?  But there is one question we should ask our kids that we probably aren’t asking.  What did you do for someone else today?  One of the...

/ August 15, 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

Words Will Never Hurt Me

I remember, when I was a kid, the standard response to a mean comment was,”Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It was our way of saying that other people weren’t in charge of our feelings, we are.  It was our way of taking the power away from bullies. That little rhyme...

/ July 18, 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 Points for setting Consequences

No matter how wonderful our kids are, there are always going to be things that they do that we don’t want them to do.  As parents we are responsible for setting consequences for these things. Whether we have teens or toddlers, the type of consequences have a big impact on whether or not that behavior will happen...

/ June 6, 2016

Essential Oils for Motion Sickness

Are you planning to travel this season?  If you or someone in your family suffers from motion sickness, Eden’s Gardens Essential Oils can make your trip much more enjoyable. Eden’s Garden’s Essential Oils take motion sicknesses out of our road trips.  With 8 kids, it seemed like one of my kids were car sick on every road trip.  Dramamine helped...

/ June 2, 2016

How to Create an Easy to Follow Meal Plan

This meal plan system has worked well for me.  I started using this meal plan system when I was first married to Roman before we had any kids and it has served me well as my family has grown. I learned it years ago at a church women’s meeting.  It is simple and really easy to do....

/ May 31, 2016