10 Positive Ways To Handle Sibling Rivalry

The danger of favoritism can hardly be stated too dramatically. Almost every discouragement in childhood springs from the feeling that someone else is preferred. - Alfred Adler    Siblings fight for many reasons: such as jealousy, attention seeking, frustration,...

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Fall In Love With Simple Living!

This is for all the busy moms raising young children... Are you making, serving, packing, and cleaning several meals a day? Are you battling a house full of toys, clutter, and dirty laundry? Do you spend your days driving, running errands, and managing everyone's jam...

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5 Steps to a Purposeful Play Space

Parents of young children are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of toys their children have and are frustrated by the mess all their toys create within their play space. Parents become surprised by their child’s lack of interest for those toys and their...

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Holiday Simplicity

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. We had a beautiful holiday celebrating with family! As I reflected on this year, I realized I have so much to be thankful for, including you! I'm thankful that there are amazing heart-centered parents who...

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Is “Time-Out” A Waste Of Time?

Sadly for our children, time-out is the most used method of discipline by parents today. Time-out is a punitive and isolating type of punishment. Time-out is frequently supported and encouraged by parenting educators, teachers, authors, and even popular tv shows like...

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10 Positive Ways To Handle Sibling Rivalry

The danger of favoritism can hardly be stated too dramatically. Almost every discouragement in childhood springs from the feeling that someone else is preferred. - Alfred Adler    Siblings fight for many reasons: such as jealousy, attention seeking, frustration,...

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We Made It! Our Year of Homeschool Success

Happy back to school to you and happy back to homeschool for us! We're starting our new homeschool year here. But I feel I must officially wrap up last year... You might think it’s crazy that we homeschool, maybe you're a little curious about what we do, or you just...

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More Meaningful Play in Five Simple Ways

Our busy society, life-style, and modern parenting pressures contribute to the mistaken belief that children need toys and screens in order to be entertained and occupied. In Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting, he shares how the average child in America has...

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Millennium Moms, Let’s Not Be Too Modest!

As a stay at home mom who homeschool and also runs a small side business, I spend most of my time tidying and cleaning my home, feeding my children, playing outdoors, driving around for errands, play dates and such, and researching and writing. However, I still feel...

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Our Homeschooling Fail

I failed at homeschooling our first year. Fall of 2014, I made the decision to homeschool our 4-year-old preschool daughter. People thought I was crazy. They were right! It was just plain hard to homeschool a preschooler while also having a young toddler and a...

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Are You Solving Problems Or Creating Them?

Many of us (parents) are stumped when it comes to discipline and consequences. Often logical consequences look more like a punishment in disguise. It is used in order to get children to do what we wish with them at the moment. Using discipline that focuses on...

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