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7 Smart Tips for Beach Trips with Young Children

Beach trips are supposed to be fun and relaxing, right? But with kids, things can get chaotic quickly. Check out these 7 tips for beach trips with young children without losing your mind. We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Oak Island in North Carolina. It was amazing. I love the sound of the waves …

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The One Thing Your Kids Might Need for Back to School that You Don’t Realize

Mom of the Year right here. That title is one I earned recently. I knew we were struggling in the reading department. But when she would sit and focus on the word, she could sound it out, no problem. Reading signs outside wasn’t an issue. No headaches. No squinting to read things. None of the …

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Tangible Ways to Thank a Teacher This School Year

Thank you to Crayola for helping to support teachers across the nation and for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. The first day of school is always filled with emotions. This year more than years past. Starting a new school in a new state comes with its own set of challenges. One thing …

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Thank a Teacher This Summer with Crayola

This post was sponsored by Crayola as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Summer. A time for family vacations, staying up past bedtime, enjoying activities like swimming and splash pads, and coloring at the table letting imaginations soar. It also means lots of togetherness, trying …

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Traveling with Kids Without Losing Your Mind: How to Pack a Road Trip Go Bag

Thank you, SC Johnson, for sponsoring this conversation and helping moms and dads stay organized on road trips, one Ziploc® brand Sandwich Bag at a time, so they don’t lose their minds. I’m not a planner by nature. I can plan. I will plan. But spur of the moment, fly by the seat of your …

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5 Things You Can Do At Home Now For A Better Dental Visit

Your at-home oral health plan should be as unique as your smile. Thank you to the American Dental Association for sponsoring this conversation about the importance of better at-home health habits. While I vaguely remember having a few cavities as a child, I proudly wore the “no cavity” badge into adulthood for years. Until we …

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Getting to the Heart of Your Child’s Behavior

Guest post: Ginger Hubbard Do you feel guilty because you know you should be faithfully training and instructing your children in righteousness but you’re not sure how? Are you spinning your wheels with inefective parenting methods such as bribing, counting to three, and threatening punishment in an attempt to get your children to mind? Are …

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4 Ways to Help Your Toddler Stay in Their Bed at Night

Transitioning from the crib to a big boy or girl bed isn’t always easy. Here are 4 Ways to Help Your Toddler Stay in their Bed and fall asleep. Thank you to Sleep Buddy and BSM Media for sponsoring this important conversation about sleep and ways to help your toddler stay in their bed. Moving …

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How to Teach Kids About Good Dental Hygiene in 7 Easy Steps

Thank you to Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation’s Cavities Get Around campaign for sponsoring me today and sharing the importance of good oral health in children! We all know that good dental hygiene is important, but how do we teach our kids about good oral health when they won’t even brush their teeth? Getting our children to brush …

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Life Skills: 10 Things Kids Need to Learn How to Do Before They Turn 10

Living in the Land of the Littles, you basically have to do everything for them 24-7. It’s exhausting. It’s tiring. But it’s life, so you suck it up and move forward. Then one day you wake up and realize that your oldest isn’t really a Little anymore. They are a Big. They can do things. …

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