The simplest way to help kids fall asleep fast

Do your kids have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? My teenager was having a really hard time sleeping. It took her forever to fall asleep, and then she’d wake up several times during the night. She was already following some basic sleep strategies (which I’ll list below), but they weren’t working. One day, I stumbled … Read More

Best Clean Books for Teens and Tweens

Are you a book lover like me? I absolutely love to read, and I love fantasy book series. My teenage daughter is just like me, and we get super excited waiting for the next book in each of our favorite series to be published. We usually stick to juvenile literature because we prefer clean reads. … Read More

Chinese New Year Bingo Game

I thought that I was finally done creating bingo games, but I came across this adorable Chinese New Year clipart, and I knew I had to make one more! This game is perfect just for fun or for teachers who teach units about China. I hope you enjoy Chinese New Year bingo! Chinese New Year … Read More

How I Survived a 12-Day Road Trip with a Gluten Free Picky Eater

When you have a gluten free kid, a long trip can feel daunting. When you have a gluten free kid who is also a picky eater, a long trip can feel like a nightmare! Last summer, we took a two-week road trip across country with a gluten free picky eater and survived to tell about … Read More

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