Summer is in full force now, and we’ve collected some of the coolest DIY activities for kids that we could find around the web! Check out these 25 crafty ideas that will keep your kids from playing the “I’m bored” card all summer long! They’ll have a blast, and maybe you’ll be able to catch up on your favorite show while they play Read MoreTagged in: crafts, DIY, gallery, ideas, kids, lifestyle, parenting, summer, youngsters
Knowing your gut and standing by it is the holy grail of parenthood.
As a mom of two boys, twelve and eight, there are some circumstances where it’s easy to follow my gut: swimming lessons, completed homework, good manners. Other times I waver, caving to “please” for junk food (why must Gatorade be so red, Cheetos so orange?).
Right now my gut tells me to bury my twelve-year-old son’s smartphone in a cement grave. But do I have the fortitude to do it? Read More
I’ll open this post by stating for everyone to read: I am not a perfect parent. I’ve been known to yell, fib, over-indulge and occasionally, turn a blind eye. With all my mothering-flaws, I do believe I’ve figured out something crucial to parenting that often doesn’t happen: telling a child “no,” and meaning it. I know, sounds crazy, right? Let me explain.
I didn’t come to this understanding by reading a book or attending a seminar. It’s not some new preachy parenting technique I’m trying to foist upon you, either. It’s a realization that occurred to me a few years ago that started with myself and bled over to my children. It started with me discovering Read More
My kids have all kinds of toys at the house: wooden, plastic, action figures, water guns, plush animals, video games, etc.. Some are educational and some, hold on to your mortarboards, are just for fun. “What?” you say. “Toys for fun! Psh! That’s ludicrous!”
I haven’t done any actual research, but based on my own limited knowledge, the toy industry generates roughly umpteen bazillion dollars worth of profit every year. Some toys are marketed to the kids and a lot of educational toys are marketed to the parents. The parents are convinced they can cultivate genius in a child by purchasing the “right” kinds of toys. Read More