25 Ways to Get Out of a Rut: Motivation for Moms

Let’s just put this out there, Motherhood is EXHAUSTING! Whether your are a mom to one or 10, there are always days where we have given so much that our energy and drive is completely gone. The daily mundane tasks that go into taking care of kids and a home can leave us feeling on empty. If you are struggling to feel “normal” or to enjoy your life, there’s a good chance you are in a mommy rut. We all love our kids and family, but there is only so much we can give before we need to refuel. If you’re feeling low, here are 25 ways to get out of a rut! 25 Ways to Get Out of a Rut […]

25 Baby Proofing Hazards You May Have Forgotten

When it comes to our curious babies we can never be too cautious. These 25 Baby Proofing hazards may be things that you have forgotten. 25 Baby Proofing Tips I still remember the day that it happened!  That day that I had been hoping to put off for as long as possible came in the blink of an eye.  My sweet baby, who was supposed to stay small forever, decided that it was time to branch out and explore the world of crawling. He crawled earlier than my older boys so I found myself frantically baby proofing my house! […]

You Might Be Raising A Boy If…

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Activities to Improve Handwriting

If there is one thing my boys struggle with the most at school, it is handwriting!  When it comes to handwriting, some kids get it and some kids don’t. If your child is having some trouble understanding the ins-and-outs of handwriting, work with them by utilizing these activities to improve handwriting. Activities to Improve Handwriting in Kids Each of my boys has struggled with handwriting at one time or another.  I’ve decided they are in too big of a hurry to finish their work, that they don’t take the time to make their handwriting neat.  Plus, boys tend to lack in fine motor skills, and often do not hold a pencil correctly.  Here are some activities you can do with your children to help improve handwriting.   […]

The Invisible Mom – What You Are Building When No One Sees

Do you ever feel like an invisible mom? As though the things you do and the efforts you make as a mother go unnoticed?  Today I share my experiences as well as a beautiful message from Nicole Johnson about what you are really building when no one sees. (I originally posted this as one of my first blog posts in 2012 but wanted to re-share it with you since this story helped me through a difficult time in my life.)  The Invisible Mom Not long ago I thought I had my life pretty much figured out.  Ever had that feeling?  The feeling that you finally know exactly how you want your life to go and what you want to do with your life.  You feel content and you look at the future and begin to make plans to reach your goals.  You think that everything will fall into place and then…you blink and one second later nothing goes as planned.  Everything that at one point was so right for you suddenly becomes so wrong for you and everything you thought you wanted is suddenly NOT what you want. About 6 months ago my life did a 180°.   I pretty much had my life planned out but then I was reminded that life doesn’t always go as planned and that isn’t always a bad thing. […]

3 Ways to Become a Superhero Family

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Household Printables for Back to School

These Household Printables for an Easier Back to School from Mom’s Life Boat are the PERFECT solution for getting back into the swing of things. Household Printables for an Easier Back to School I can’t believe that today is the last day of our Summer Survival Series for Moms of boys and I think that this is the perfect finale.  Gina from Mom’s Life Boat has put together some amazing free Household Printables to make going back to school and back to a schedule easier on everyone.  I love the meal planning chart as well as the Help Wanted notes to leave around the house.  So cute! […]

5 Time Saving Tips Every Smart Mom Should Know

I would like to thank Huggies for sponsoring today’s discussion.  All opinions are 100% my own. You’ve probably heard the term, “Work smarter, not harder.”  It is one of those saying that I have tried to incorporate into all areas of my life.  If you have kids, and especially if you have multiple kids, then you know that time is one of those things that there is never enough of.  We are always on the run, always trying to get things done and always feeling behind.  Today I am sharing 5 Time Savings Tips Every Smart Mom Should Know that I have discovered through 10 years of raising my very busy boys and through observing other Smart Moms. Becoming a Smart Mom […]

Surviving Summer at Home with the Kids

Today’s Summer Survival post comes from Erin from Chicken Babies.  She gives tips and tricks for Surviving Summer at home with the kids. Surviving Summer Erin’s post, Surviving Summer at Home with the Kids, contains ideas for promoting family harmony while the kids are home with each other all day (Oh man, do I need that!),  incentive ideas for Summer reading and good behavior, ways to set Summer expectations without getting overwhelmed and more. […]

Learning Sight Words with Letter Beads

Learning Sight Words with Letter Beads A couple of weeks ago this little guy was home from school sick with a fever and cough for an entire week.  Every morning he rolled out of bed and looked miserable so I knew I couldn’t send him to school.  Since he was missing so much school I wanted to find a fun way for him to at least practice his sight words.  I had received a box of fun craft supplies from CraftProjectIdeas.com and inside were these fun letter beads and fuzzy sticks.  I figured that would be a fun way for him to work on learning sight words as well as developing his fine motor skills. […]

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