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Parenthood is extremely complex. It is finding the balance of raising your child to be a successful, respectful and responsible adult while not being a dictator and an authoritative parent. We want our children to feel respected but also know where the boundaries are and how to cope with them. In all honesty, being a parent sucks! It’s never fun to have to follow through with consequences. Even though they don’t mean it when they say “I hate You” It still stings just as much. I LOVE being a mom but parenting is rough! Here are some tools and blurbs that I’ve used to help in this parenting journey.


Rules To Teach Your Daughter

1. Make your bed every day, even if it’s right before you get in it. 2. Don’t wear holey underwear…in case you’re in an accident and they cut your clothes off. 3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need. 4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) … Continue reading Rules To Teach Your Daughter

Rules To Teach Your Son

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.5. Request the late check-out.6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.8. Return … Continue reading Rules To Teach Your Son

Continuous Parenting – what’s that?

This is an interesting read for any parent feeling the burned out sensation. The world we live in is a lot different than the one our parents raised us in. Technology has made it possible for us to be in constant contact with our children, which triggers our brains to be “on duty” ALL THE … Continue reading Continuous Parenting – what’s that?

The Power of words

Read this to your child or do it with your child. It is a powerful example of how words have an impact and can have an everlasting presence. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost … Continue reading The Power of words

12 Phrases to use when talking to children

Talking to kids can come so easily. They have thoughts about everything and stories for miles. They see the world in a completely different light, and could ask enough questions to fill an afternoon. But sometimes finding the right words for talking to kids can be really, really challenging. When choosing how to respond to the … Continue reading 12 Phrases to use when talking to children

Let Them Be Little…

Let them be little… Let them have their space to make noise, even though it makes your head pound. Let them have the tantrum…because they’re just learning how to communicate and deal with their big emotions. Let them get dirty…because they’re learning through nature. Let them take out all your pots and pans…because they are … Continue reading Let Them Be Little…

Where’s The Manual??

Parenting would be soooooo much easier if they just gave you the manual for a child as you were leaving the hospital. Instead it’s a, here’s a free (but not really free) wheel chair ride to your car with your new baby….good luck. Not helpful. So then we resort to how we were raised. Granted … Continue reading Where’s The Manual??

Parenting Reflection

May you be blessed with a child who… Defies you so you learn to release control, With one who doesn’t listen So you learn to tune in, With one who procrastinates So you learn the beauty of stillness, With one who forgets things So you learn to let go of attachments, With one who is … Continue reading Parenting Reflection

Life Conversation Starters

As parents there are many different items on our agenda to teach our children before they leave the house. In our short 18 years with our children a lot of life happens but generally speaking, there isn’t a lot of adult life/rough life that happens which can cause a hiccup for children as they enter … Continue reading Life Conversation Starters

Common Misconceptions About Toddlers

We can all agree that toddlers can be EXTREMELY challenging at time. Some are definitely more challenge consistently, compared to others. But hey, remember we aren’t doing the comparing game so just read on only thinking about your little babe. When you think toddler, do you think – “terrible twos” or “threenager” ? Chances are … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Toddlers

On Any Given Day…

On any given day as a parent, do you feel over it? When you realize parenting is a lot harder than you thought it would be. And the parenting aspect of being a Mom/Dad really isn’t that fun. Sometimes you think back to the times of before you had kids…and miss it. This is your … Continue reading On Any Given Day…