Tag: Parenting

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

Free Letter Template Printable

This Free Letter Template Printable will be getting a lot of use in my family over the next 6 months. This week has been busy and emotional for me.  My oldest daughter is leaving for 6 months and we are really going to miss her. I have been so busy getting everything she needs ready that I...

/ May 23, 2016

Free Garden Crafts Ebook

This free garden crafts ebook will give you crafts to do with your kids all summer!  Whether you have a big garden or a small planter box in the window, These crafts will make your garden look great and you and your kids will love making them! Get your free Garden Crafts ebook  today! Summer time...

/ May 20, 2016

Essential Oil Roller for Charlie Horses

This essential oil roller for charlie horses and other cramps really works! My husband has always had really bad charlie horses. He tries taking glucosamine chondroitin, staying hydrated, eating bananas… but he still gets those terrible leg cramps on a regular basis. He loved to tease me about my “snake oil” whenever I used my essential...

/ May 19, 2016