Categories Archives: Tips & Advice

4 Keys To A Healthy Mom Work-Life Balance

As a mom, you rock. Your kiddos love you, they’re fed and clothed and cuddled. You kick butt as a professional, too. But while you’re busy being the best mom ever, who’s taking care of you? If secretly your multiple worlds collide and collapse over each other sometimes, you’re not alone.

That’s right, most of us struggle with mom work-life balance.

It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I find myself riding on the struggle bus sometimes, wondering how in the world I’m supposed to fit an entire day’s duties in 24-hours and still keep track of my own needs. As a mom of one, I’m in awe of moms who do this juggling act with multiple kids.

After an especially … Read More

11 Tips to Clean A Soiled Mattress

Mattresses cost a lot of money. So when it gets soiled, you don’t have to buy a new one, you just need to clean it.

Mattresses need to be aired and cleaned regularly to prevent dust mites and dead skin cells (ewwww!) from building up. These can aggravate allergies and generally interfere with us getting a good sleep.

Mattresses also get a bit on the nose after a while from sweat and various other bodily fluids (again, ewww!).

Plus, the joys of becoming a parent, there is a good chance the mattress you sleep on will have children in there from time to time… who have accidents. Here are some tips to help keep your mattress in top condition to … Read More

5 Transition Skills for Kids

Whether it’s moving, changing to a new activity, or heading back to school, change is hard. These transition skills for kids and parents help a lot!

Within the past year our family moved to a new house and we traveled within three different countries. In a few weeks, my four kids start a new school year. We are incredibly fortunate that these are all very positive changes and transitions in our lives, but change can still be hard! Today I’m sharing simple ways to build transition skills and make it easier for kids to cope with change in their lives.

When Change is Hard: 5 Transition Skills for Kids

Are you raising a child who struggles with change and transitions? … Read More

Advice On How To Successfully Get Your Children To Bed

Many parents find trying to get their child to bed at night to be one big struggle. The child may play up, whinge and even cry. When in bed, the child may then repeatedly keep getting out of bed and coming downstairs. This article gives advice on how to successfully get your child into bed at night, without all of this fuss.

Some children even though they know that they are tired, do not want to miss out on any of the action or excitement. They want to spend as much time with mom and dad as possible. They can even see the fact that they have to go to bed before their parents as unjust and even cruel. These … Read More

How To Teach Your Children To Cook

If you’re ready to teach your children how to cook, here are some simple tips for teaching them the basics, and giving them skills that will last them a lifetime!

First of all, think safety. Any child that has to stand on a stool or chair in order to reach the stove is too young to cook. Start younger children off by letting them help set and clear the table, gathering ingredients, and stirring, mixing or adding ingredients.

Next, set rules about handling knives and other sharp instruments and handling hot pans or boiling ingredients. Some parents start teaching their children to cook by showing them how to make things that don’t require cooking first, and then graduating to letting … Read More

In Control Or Just A Controlling Parent?

When it comes to our children we do need to be the ones in control. We are responsible for their safety and well being of course. But we are also the ones that need to teach them independence, good decision making skills, and build their self esteem at the same time. Learn to pick your battles and your whole family will run smoother and everyone will be much happier.

First off does it really matter if your child wears red striped pants with a blue polka dotted shirt? If we are going to church or somewhere special then yes I would prefer that my daughter at least somewhat match, but if we are at home or just running to the … Read More