What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

What To Do When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A B?@#CH

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one.

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Host A Valentine’s Day Crafternoon

Valentine's Day Craft Table

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day already! Rather than send your kids to schools armed with pre-printed cards for classmates, why not let them make their own? Or better yet, invite a few friends over and host a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon. Continue reading

Do You Have A Dream?

Do You Have A Dream

As we celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday today, I am reminded of his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. In front of a captivated crowd, Dr. King shared his dream of freedom and equality in an electrifying speech that advanced the civil rights movement and cemented his place in American history.

Now imagine yourself in front of the Lincoln Memorial ready to address a crowd of thousands, or maybe you are at home sitting at your computer. What would you say? What would you write? Do you have a dream? Continue reading

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

How To Spend More Time Doing What Makes You Happy

Every weekend my husband and daughter steal away for an afternoon of daddy daughter time. Which sounds like the perfect time to catch a movie, luxuriate in a hot bath or curl up and get lost in a good book. But instead of spending that quiet time doing something that I enjoy, what do I do? Spend the whole time doing laundry, running errands, and tackling my never-ending to do list. Continue reading

What’s Your #Hashtag For 2015?

whats'-you-hashtag-for-2015I ended the year by asking the question, “What hashtag best represents your 2014 in a nutshell?” My hashtag was #focused.  Some of the answers I received were #blessed, #change, #intentional, #protected, #hopeful and #kindnessandlovebeatall.  I loved the question and the heartfelt answers so much that I thought it was great question to ask at the beginning of the year as well.  That said, what’s your hashtag for 2015? Continue reading

Back To School: Helping Children Set Goals For The School Year

The school year is well underway, and teachers have been busy setting goals and expectations for their students in the classroom.  But it’s also important to spend some time at home discussing what your children want to achieve this school year and what you expect of them. Continue reading

Back To School: 12 Questions To Get Your Kids To Talk About Their Day

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Today was officially J’s first day of school.  I can’t wait to pick her up to ask her how her day was just so she can reply, “good.”  Does this happen to you?  You want to know what your kids have been up to in school and all you get is a one word answer?   Continue reading

Back To School: Lunchbox Love

lunchbox loveIt’s back to school time already!  I’m always looking for creative ways to welcome kids back to school and what better way than to show them a little Lunchbox Love! Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 6

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The summer is winding down and so is the Super Fun Summer Challenge.  See the recap for week 4 below:  Continue reading

Super Fun Summer Challenge 2014: Week 5

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OMG!  I can’t believe it’s already August!  The summer just started and it’s almost over.  We only have 2 weeks left before the Super Fun Summer Challenge ends.  Here’s a quick recap of week 3: Continue reading