My Best Advice for New Mothers from a Mom of Four Boys

Motherhood is one of those jobs that you can never be fully prepared for. You can read every parenting book out there, take every prenatal class available to you, and still, when your first baby is placed in your arms, all of that knowledge goes out the window.  Everything you learn will be based on-the-job experience but today I am partnering with Luvs at Walmart to share my best advice for new mothers, based on my 15 years of raising my boys. Advice for New Mothers […]

How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 weeks

Reading opens up a completely different world to our kids. I have always taught my kids to read at home and when I heard there was a way to teach kids to read in 4 weeks, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  Today I’m sharing some tips on how to teach kids to read in just 4 weeks! How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 Weeks […]

Social Media Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Today I’m  partnering with Websafety to share some social media safety tips that every parent should be aware of. Social Media Safety Tips Last night my husband and I attended an eye-opening seminar that discussed some of the dangers that social media can bring into our kid’s lives. To be honest, it made me think about never, ever letting my kids be online…ever! […]

Build a Strong Relationship With Your Son Using a Mother Son Journal

Do you ever get tired of trying to get your boys to open up and tell you about their day? Or do you wonder, like most good moms of boys I know, if they are learning the type of communication skills that they will need to be successful? Maybe you just want to build a stronger relationship with them. A Mother Son journal is just what you need! Mother Son Journal: Build a Strong Relationship with Your Son […]

How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free Using Camping Printable Checklists and Activities

Planning to go camping with kids can either bring excitement …or complete dread! Let’s face it, camping with kids is not always a walk in the park! And my four boys are always asking if we can go camping. How to Make Camping with Kids Easy and Stress-Free “Can we go camping?” Those words often come with excitement from the kids but may leave you feeling overwhelmed and hesitant because there is always SO MUCH TO DO to make a camping trip happen. […]

25 of the Best Books for Teen Boys

If you have a teenage boy, you know that getting them to read might be a bit of a challenge. Or…in some cases like that of my tween, they might read books faster than you can keep up with. Everynight I have to basically take my son’s books away and make him go to sleep. What an awful problem to have! Kidding! 😉 He actually helped me to come up with this list of 25 Best Books for Teen Boys. He’s read nearly ALL of them! 25 of the Best Books for Teen Boys Check out this list and then let me know if you have a favorite that I should add to the list.  […]

25 Spring Break Ideas for Kids

Spring break is coming!  Some people may be excited for the break and some may be wondering what we will do to entertain the kids all week.  If you don’t have any big plans, here are some  Spring Break ideas for Kids that are fun and inexpensive. We are pretty lucky here because our weather is pretty much perfect every year for Spring Break.  I think it is our gift for having to endure our desert Summers.  We love spending time outside as much as possible and we put together a list of Spring Break Ideas that we love to do.  […]

Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love

Who says you can only show love to your kids or family at Valentine’s Day? Let your kids know how cool you think they are all year round with these printable lunch box notes kids will love! Printable Lunch Box Notes Kids Will Love Last night I walked in on a scene that I haven’t seen in awhile. All of my boys had dumped out their huge set of LEGOs and were building together and not fighting. I was wondering if I was at the right house!  […]

10 Ways to Bond With Your Son

Building a strong relationship with our children is so important.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son that will help you stay close as he gets older. 10 Ways to Bond With Your Son It has been over 14 years since I became a mom of boys. When I only had one or maybe two boys, spending time bonding with them individually wasn’t that difficult.  But now that we have added two more to the family, I really have to make a conscious effort to nurture my relationship with each of my boys in a way that is individualized to them because they are each so different.  Here are 10 ways to bond with your son as well as ways that moms in my Moms of Boys community are finding to bond with their sons.  […]

One Simple Way to Avoid Meltdowns at the Grocery Store

This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own. We’ve all been there. We think we’ve got this parenting thing all under control and for a brief moment we have a lapse of judgement and think it will be “fun” to take the littles to the store. Or at least we think it won’t be THAT bad. When my boys were little, trips to Walmart or the grocery store literally did me in. There was the time when I had all 4 of my boys with me and we traveled to the nearest Walmart which was 40 minutes from home. After feeling as though I was herding cats and putting all my effort into warding off tantrums and fights over who got to stand in front of the LEGO section first, we finally made it back out to our van with a cart loaded with groceries and kids. […]

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