Parent Confident Kids by Saying This Instead of “Good Job” Of course, our children are amazing and we want to praise them, but did you know that praise does not equal confidence. So let’s say this instead of “Good Job!” First, saying things like, “Good job” or “Way to go, Buddy!” are not bad things […]
Ready for a quick no-cook playdough recipe? You’ll be inspired by how easy this recipe is to make. It calls for just 4 ingredients (5 if you count water as an ingredient) and you do not have to cook it on the stove, just add boiled water. I don’t know about you, but I cringe […]
Practical real-life tips and scripts for facing screen time limiting for kids with a Q and A from the trenches of parenthood
Yes, you read that title correctly, microwave salted caramel recipe. I love the simple sweet and toasty flavor of caramel and it is so satisfying to make simple recipes like this, myself. YOU can make delicious caramels… In the microwave Without another pot to wash Without a thermometer In just one bowl! Who knew? I […]
I am going to make a bold statement and say that I have the best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. Chocolate Chip Cookies are quintessential in American households. Honestly, they are not that hard to make. I mean, the recipe is right on the back of chocolate chips bag. But I believe there are […]
Do you love Chai Tea? My easy chai tea latte recipe is just what you need for those days at home or to take to go at a fraction of the cost of the shop. The first time I ever had chai, I was on a family trip to Olympia, Washington, USA to visit my […]
I know there are easier options, but I love making my homemade pancakes recipe from scratch. They’re easy, wholesome, and quick. I know about freezer pancakes and waffles. I also know about the boxed pancake mixes, but I get this silent, little thrill when I can whip up a batch of something from ingredients in […]
What if I don’t want that normal anymore? Thoughts on going back to normal. What if I don’t want that normal anymore? One afternoon, I was folding laundry while I listened to my kids playing in the room nearby. I had this silent uneasiness that I could not quite articulate at the time. It had nothing […]
Crowd-Pleasing Peas Recipe
School at Home Help
If you need some activities for preschool at home, you have come to the right place. Below, I am compiling a list of tried and true ideas we have done over the years with my children that I hope you can apply to your family. Important! This list is growing, so bookmark it and come […]
If you love Carrot Cake and you love Cream Cheese icing, my Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookie Recipe is the recipe you need in your life.
Open letter to the senior class of 2020 My heart goes out to the high school seniors whose final year of childhood was abruptly cut short. It’s hard.It’s not fair.It makes no sense. There are no words we can say to give that back to you. We’re sorry. I post a photo of myself from […]
Introducing, delicious, healthy pancakes whipped up in minutes with just two ingredients. If you want a super easy, healthy, gluten-free breakfast, then the 2-ingredient grain-free pancake recipe is for you. Yes, just two ingredients! For a time, I was against all grain. That is to say, that I was not eating any grains, like wheat, […]
Do you have a bunch of old broken crayons? Would you like to give them a new use? This simple activity is both free and easy on the environment. I will teach you how to upcycle crayons as a free and simple activity to do with kids. What do people do with old crayons? I […]
I’m here to show the ultimate gift list for women. This is the curated list of things, both big and small, that every woman wants. If you are like me, then you can use this list as a starting point for letting people who ask know what you want when they are demanding a gift […]
Decluttering can feel overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Here is a list of stuff to get rid of right now. Whether you have been at this a while or you need a nudge to get started, we are here to help you clean up your act (well at least some of your stuff). In […]
Helping our kids during social distancing
Do you want to change your money mindset? Do you just wish you could have more peace and less worry? Here are 7 Simple Steps for Money Mindset Peace.
Routines help put our home (and our tired brains) on autopilot. Systems help to create an environment of healthy habits so we can live the life we love to love.
Did you know that by learning a few simple fresh approaches, it can help give us the confidence to handle big emotions from the people in our lives?
If you need an easy chili recipe, you are home! As I write this, the fall weather is in full effect here in Michigan. We’re all looking for those Easy Slow Cooker Family Meal Prep Ideas. For us, weather like this calls for easy meal prep and that means a hot pot of chili about […]
I’m a better mother now, but there was a day that I left my kids at the playground and this is our story.
My son received a “spring toy” (a.k.a. cheap slinky) as a prize from Sunday school. No offense for God’s people in China who work hard making spring toys, or the loving teachers who buy and give them, but those things are cheap and not designed to endure standard child usage. This shiny blue one was […]