The simple seat belt hack that saves your neck!

Spring is here at last. Goodbye, sweaters and turtlenecks. Hello, t-shirts! Unfortunately, a familiar pain in the neck comes with the t-shirts. (Literally.) The seat belt always irritates the skin around my neck and shoulder where the t-shirt just doesn’t quite cover. Does that happen to you, too? How about to your kids? I’ve got … Read More

Easy Classroom Door Idea for Spring

In my last post, I shared tons of great ideas to decorate your child’s classroom door for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, I didn’t get on the ball and get my own child’s door done until a few days ago. Since Valentine’s Day is so close, I opted for a sweet Spring theme instead. That way the … Read More

The Year’s Most Popular Parenting Tips!

Who’s ready for 2017? I’m bringing the new year in with a bang — two sick kids and throw up bowls all over the house. Yippee! We really know how to party around here! Sick kids aside, start the new year right with some amazing parenting ideas for the new year. Check out my top 5 … Read More

The surprising secret to getting your family’s attention — instantly!

What’s the most frustrating thing for you as a parent? The never-ending laundry? The constant nagging? For me, it’s being ignored — when the family communication lines are officially down! I hate it when I call the family to dinner and then wait while dinner gets cold. I hate it when I ask someone a … Read More

Teach Youth Gratitude with a Service Scavenger Hunt

I had the best time serving with the young women from my church a few weeks ago. We were looking for a way to serve others in our neighborhood (and have a little fun at the same time), so we hosted a service scavenger hunt. It was a complete success! Not only did the girls … Read More

Speed Friendshipping Game for Teens

I saw the weirdest thing the other day . . . a bunch of teenagers sitting together, all looking at their phones and texting away or playing games. No one was talking to anyone else. They were together, but in different worlds. With so much access to technology, face-to-face communication skills for teens are seriously … Read More

Wow the class with these cool back to school bulletin board ideas!

It’s back to school time! Kids, teachers, and parents are all busy getting ready for the big day. (Or, like, us, they’ve already started!) Cool bulletin boards and classroom door decorations are a great way to welcome a new class. I’ve collected some fun ideas to get teachers and parent helpers started. Check out 17 … Read More

Smarties Back to School Printables for a Fun First Day!

While many of you are planning how to spend your last few weeks of summer, we desert dwellers are gearing up for back to school! We’re already worrying about clothes, school supplies, class schedules, and whether or not our kids will find friends at school. I can’t believe summer is over! To start the first day … Read More

Lessons from Mary Poppins! {Positive Attitude Printables}

A couple of weeks ago, I spent four days in the mountains at Girls’ Camp with 35 beautiful young women. Since our camp skit was based on Mary Poppins, I used a quote from the movie as inspiration for my devotional about the power of a positive attitude. I’m sharing the Mary Poppins quote, printable, … Read More