One great way to stretch children’s imaginations is to add a play prompt jar to their toy sets. This is a great way to help children think of new creative story lines to act out with their toys. PLAYMOBIL toys are always sure to get my kids playing creatively, especially with the addition of a prompt jar.
Back to school season is always a whirlwind isn’t it? Getting back into routine is hard on the whole family. Even as a homeschooling family this time of year is crazy for us as we try to stay on top of school work, extracurriculuars, and the rest of life. This year I discovered Applebee’s Carside to Go and it is a lifesaver!
As a mom of 6, I’m often asked by new and expectant mothers for advice. I always hesitate to give much advice. New moms are bombarded by advice everywhere they turn, from well-meaning friends and family to strangers in the grocery store, not to mention their Facebook wall and online mommy chat groups. Advice can be conflicting and definitely overwhelming. So, after mothering 6 newborn babies, what is the most
I cannot believe the start of the school year is just around the corner! Our summer break flew by. Last week I spent some time planning and organizing each child’s binder for the coming school year. Rather than one weekly assignment sheet at the front of each binder, I decided on an assignment sheet for each subject on each subject divider tab. The flexibility of homeschooling, plus inevitable unexpected events
I learned long ago that hoping to shop at two different stores in one day made for whiny children and a miserable Mama. If my shopping list included food, household items, and clothing I knew I would have to shop on three different days or, if that wasn’t possible resign myself to the fact that it would be a difficult day.
Taking a road trip is a great way to travel with kids as a single Mom.
In four years of road tripping with my children, I’ve learned that single mom family vacations are a whole different ball game than traveling with two adults and children. Today I’m sharing my best tips for taking a road trip with kids.
Is limiting screen time a constant battle with your children? It often feels that way in my home.
Do you get the look from your teen when you ask, “How long have you been playing on that phone?”
Well, now you can say, “There is an app for that!” Thanks to the Goya-Move app, Mom is no longer the police of screen time.
Having an extremely picky eater was my first big trial of motherhood. I remember sitting next to my preschooler at the table, working hard for every single bite she took. So many nights we both went to bed in tears.
That one small child and her refusal to eat anything with nutritional value single-handedly made me feel like a failure as a mother. Battles of will, the isolation of young motherhood, and sleep deprivation will do that. At least, it did to me.