We hear the phrase all the time, and it rubs a lot of people the wrong way. “Boys will be boys.” I imagine it bothers people because it could sound like we’re giving boys a pass on misbehaving. Like we’re allowing them to act like brutish thugs just because they happen to be male. But […]
Easy is a priority for me. OK, it’s THE priority for me. Every single year around October 30th I do an online search for cheap, easy, DIY, last-minute Halloween costume ideas. And every year I ditch those ideas for something even easier. I swear, most headlines out there that boast “cheap and easy” ideas are just […]
Let’s celebrate what we did right this week. What do you consider a win this week? For me, it was to hang in there even though I was exhausted. Can you relate? I couldn’t quite identify why, but all week long I was just dragging. I could not get up any motivation or energy to […]
I have a new article up at Her View From Home. Here’s an excerpt: “School just started for my two high school boys and already they’re completely exhausted. One of them even comes home and falls asleep with his shoes on almost the minute he walks through the door. This year my advice to both […]
I’m here to tell you, no matter how bad you may feel letting your precious angel cry, there may come a time when even you need to let them go on for a bit while you hide in the bathroom sobbing because there is nothing you can do to calm them.
Having to entertain a toddler can be at once mind-numbingly boring and morale-drainingly exhausting (how is that possible?) Which begs the question, how DO we keep our toddlers occupied all day long? Let’s be honest, with short attention spans and little to no imagination, they need almost constant entertainment provided by us. Here are some ideas […]
Screen time is a big controversy in anyone’s home. What’s too much? What’s not enough?
I often forget how hard it was (is) to be a teenager, but they have it rough too and sometimes they need a little slack.
I’m the last person I ever thought would be writing about how I keep my house clean. Because it wasn’t clean. It was a disaster for decades. But lately, after having a messy house for so long, I’ve been able to keep my house clean and I’m pleasantly surprised at how possible it’s been and how good it feels.
It was the last day of summer break and I wanted to do something with my kids. I wanted to give them some undivided attention. Something to break up the monotony of being on their screens all day.