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3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time
November 8, 2013 9 comments

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time

    My digital kids have been using Game Time Cards for the last few years, and it’s been a huge, huge, HUGE help in keeping their screen time in ...

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board
November 5, 2013 1 comment

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board

Our house is already knee-deep in holiday catalogs, mailers, and promos, and it’s totally insane. So in order to ‘reign in’ the madness early in the game and to help ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)
September 23, 2013 10 comments

5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)

    We love chickens. We really do. We love backyard chickens. As in, we love them thanks to two hens who came to us from Rent a Coop here ...

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)
September 1, 2013 2 comments

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)

I have loved what Rosalind Wiseman has to say ever since I read Queen Bees and Wannabes and then Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads several years back. Both are ...

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!
August 30, 2013 58 comments

teaching kindness: labor day is neighbor day!

Kindness is contagious. Really, it is. And any time we (and I’m talking you, me–anyone!)  can teach our kids to be kind–just for the sake of being kind–is a win ...

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer
June 16, 2013 2 comments

3 for real things you should do with your kids this summer

Emails and magazines and pinterest and facebook and twitter and the newspaper are all chock full o’ great and crazy ideas for parents right now, and I’ll be honest–I’m overwhelmed. ...

how to get your kids started with texting: texting 101
May 14, 2013 4 comments

how to get your kids started with texting: texting 101

    Texting is big. For tweens, it’s really big.  It’s like the coolest thing ever. And everyone is doing it (or so they think), and so Maddy has asked ...

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking
April 16, 2013 2 comments

how to talk to kids about alcohol and underage drinking

———sponsored post———- My kids are not babies anymore, and I often have to remind myself of that. I started this blog way when Cora was 1, Owen was 3, and ...

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)
April 9, 2013 70 comments

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)

For a while now we have talked about making the change from little kid bedrooms to big kid bedrooms, and we finally did it. With tips from Target Style expert ...