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Kids Using Technology: How This Teacher Mom Feels.

Kids Using Technology: How This Teacher Mom Feels.

The way I feel about technology is basically the way I would assume an addict feels about a drug they’re addicted to.  I feel like I can’t operate without it, but I want my kids no where near it. Kids using technology is a very scary concept to me. My technological...

Top Moms reveal Best Mom Advice ever…

Top Moms reveal Best Mom Advice ever…

In honor of Mother's Day, we wanted to round up some of the best mom advice ever... That's why we asked some of our top moms to tell us what they would share with other women (that's you!) if asked for advice about motherhood. Here's a roundup of the best mom advice...

It Wasn’t Even About Autism

It Wasn’t Even About Autism

My son didn't know it, but it wasn't even about autism... This was our view while we waited for fireworks on Independence Day... It was a lovely sight with the flag hanging in the street and kids laughing and playing together. Some were doing cartwheels. Some were...

Money Talks: Allowance VS Pay-Per-Chore for Kids

Money Talks: Allowance VS Pay-Per-Chore for Kids

  Money Talks: Allowance VS Pay-Per-Chore for Kids... At some point on our journey throughout life, we learn that money exists – and not only that it exists – but that it can be used to buy ALL THE THINGS! This is a tempting notion for even the most resourceful...

The Mom Fail Blues: A Midnight Guide to Survival

The Mom Fail Blues: A Midnight Guide to Survival

It is 12:36 AM...And I am currently dealing heavily with what I call the Mom Fail Blues... My daughter is wide awake in her crib. Alternating between babbling to herself and crying because it’s rough being 6 months old and expected to be asleep at this hour. My newest...

Meltdown Mode: 5 Ways You Can Actually Help

Meltdown Mode: 5 Ways You Can Actually Help

 One of my sons has Autism. I've stopped counting how many meltdowns he's had in his life. But, I can usually tell when they are coming now. And we have a service dog who helps too. Meltdowns are like volcanic eruptions. In our house, we compare meltdowns to a...

Advice from an 8-year old Girl: How to be a Good Mom

Advice from an 8-year old Girl: How to be a Good Mom

Have you ever wondered how to be a good mom? Yeah, me too... So it occurred to me that I should ask. After all, it's a well-known rule in the business world that you don’t develop the product you want...you develop the product that the market wants. Knowing this, I...

23 Minutes That Changed My Life

23 Minutes That Changed My Life

So much can happen in just a moment, an instant. Today, my moment lasted 23 minutes and it changed everything inside of me. At exactly, 3:32 PM, I received a text message asking if I'd be willing and able to pick up the biological newborn sister of one of my boys. My...

7 Ways to Stop Being an Angry Mom

7 Ways to Stop Being an Angry Mom

Have you ever wanted to STOP BEING AN ANGRY MOM? Yeah...Me too. I’d be lying if I told you the "Oh-My-Gosh-I-Don't-Want-to-be-a-Mom-Anymore" thought hadn’t crossed my mind once or twice...ahem...maybe more. Don’t judge.  Mommin’ is hard, y’all.   Now, before you roll...

Get Your Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids Here!

Get Your Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids Here!

**KEEP READING IF YOU WANT TO MAKE AN EPIC SUMMER BUCKET LIST FOR WITH YOUR KIDS! Have you ever gotten to August and thought WHERE THE HECK DID SUMMER GO??? It’s like we set out to have all these amazing plans, but end up taking a long afternoon nap in June only to...

Parenting with Points:  The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Parenting with Points: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Before we get too far into how PARENTING WITH POINTS, let me just say that I'm so glad you stopped by!  If this is your first time here, welcome.  You will find great content on SELF CARE,  PARENTING, RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGE  and more.  THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO...

My #1 Secret to a Routine That Doesn’t Suck

My #1 Secret to a Routine That Doesn’t Suck

Getting the kids out the door in the morning or snug in their beds at night sure is a tall order.  Doing it without losing your sweet little mind is even trickier. But I’m about to make it a LOT easier for you, Momma.   A while back, I discovered that by giving my...

How I Got My Kids to Listen…THE FIRST TIME.

How I Got My Kids to Listen…THE FIRST TIME.

If you are a parent, you know that getting your kids to listen is like trying to herd puppies... An exercise in futility...  A gosh-darn-near-impossible task.   And if you’re sitting on your side of the screen thinking, I never have that problem.  My kids are awesome...

Suck It Up.  This is Life.

Suck It Up. This is Life.

I’ve caught myself saying it more than once, “I can’t wait until they’re big enough to…(fill in the blank).”   And honestly, yeah, that's often true.  I have four young kids, and sometimes the assistance they require can be overwhelming… So...

The Top 25 Things to Teach Your Boys

The Top 25 Things to Teach Your Boys

What should you teach your boys? Something is happening in our country...a buzz that can't be ignored.  Women are making their voices heard, and whether you support their cause or not, there's no doubt about it...Their mission is loud and it's everywhere. But...

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