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Raising Whole Kids in a Broken World

Raising Whole Kids in a Broken World

It's past 9 p.m. as I watch my kids sleeping soundly.  It's been a long day, but the silence and peacefulness in this moment doesn't tell that story.  I realize that my kids are my greatest blessing.  Even the crazy days can't blur that fact for me.  I do a quick...

How to Stop Temper Tantrums Before They Start

How to Stop Temper Tantrums Before They Start

Temper tantrums are a fact of life when it comes to raising kids.  Call it a "fit", "meltdown", or whatever you will, but they exist and they can be overwhelming for both kids and their parents.  Figuring out how to stop temper tantrums is often a topic of...

Parenting Skills:  What Does It Take to Be a Good Parent?

Parenting Skills: What Does It Take to Be a Good Parent?

Before I had kids I was an absolute parenting expert.  I had a clear cut way that I would handle different situations as a teacher in my classroom, and I planned on using the same skills when I had my own kids.  But then I had my own kids and parenting skills weren't...

6 Sneaky Nutrition Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

6 Sneaky Nutrition Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

It's meal time... AGAIN. Cue the dread. Cue the worrying about whether or not your kid is actually going to eat this meal, or if you will feel like a failure, yet again. You go to bed another night worrying about whether or not your child is getting the proper...

3 Responses For When Parenting Feels Chaotic

3 Responses For When Parenting Feels Chaotic

If you're anything like me, the person you *thought* you were before you had kids has vanished into thin air. That calm, cool person who was "chill" about things has left the building. Or maybe, the parent you *thought* you were when you had your first child has...

Why It’s Important to Do Household Chores as a Family

Why It’s Important to Do Household Chores as a Family

This post was sponsored by Homey.  I received this product for free, in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review of the product.     One of my biggest reasons for homeschooling is to be able to instill...

The 5 Day Parenting Challenge

The 5 Day Parenting Challenge

  Parenting:  The most complicated job in the world. The rewards are infinite, and the feelings range from absolutely amazing to downright exhausting. Before I had kids, I was an expert.  I could problem solve just about any kid-related debacle. I was a parenting...