5 More Examples from a Very Experienced Parent – Create a fun video together. So many of us have spent hours working from home, doing videos, having meetings on Zoom, and interacting with machines rather than people. Why not share that experience with your child? This is not an activity for the child for whom […]

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5 Examples from a Very Experienced Parent Two major objectives most parents have are to ensure that their children are both healthy and happy. And while some might believe that this can only be achieved by giving them everything they want, we know that’s just not true. Living with a child who gets everything they […]

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One of my favorite hymns for years has been “It Is Well With My Soul” partly because I learned the back story to the song and appreciated it even more. In December of 2019 the story was presented by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square with Hugh Bonneville narrating. I am putting it in a […]

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5 Benefits of Creating a Life-Changing Self-Care Routine Self-care is simple. It’s all about tuning in to your needs – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically – and doing things on purpose to take care of yourself. It’s about setting boundaries and putting YOU first. When was the last time you actually allowed yourself to slow […]

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You know by now that we try to find the fun side of things as they happen in our homes to keep situations from escalating. To be even more specific, two things are especially helpful toward staying calm – because you know when mama is calm, it is easier to establish calm throughout the house. […]

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Sunday Story from Lily:  To understand the setting, Lili and I were watching the Epic Kids segment online this morning from Heritage Church in Texas (heritageag.org), where my daughter and her family attend. The Children’s Pastor, Miss Becky, was sharing the story of Esther. When the story ended, Lily shot me a puzzled look. Me:  […]

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Would you prefer to watch a video instead of reading this post? CLICK HERE Is there such a thing as normal life during a crisis? Our children are home and our lives have been turned upside down! What? No play dates? No sleepovers? No movies? No restaurants? No parks? No day care? No hanging with […]

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No deep message here. Nothing that will change your world, unless you get comfort from knowing there are others all over the world who share your concern about being occasionally absent minded due to brain overload. And you like to laugh about it. Busy parents have to really work at staying focused. Take just this […]

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Take it from Lily’s Mommy, Parenting children is an 18 year adventure with peaks and valleys. Shopping need not always be a valley. When we talk about brave parents, we know that some of the bravest of parents are those shopping with kids. List making, shopping, finding the treasures on your list in the store […]

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The Annual Going-Back-to-School-chaos has hit. Part of my arsenal to calming the chaos is to look for the light moments…

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