• Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Like most parents I fear that I fall short with my children. I worry that I don’t have what it takes as a mom and that I could possibly ruin my one shot at this child rearing

  • 3 Ways To Screen Netflix (and other forms of entertainment)

    3 Ways To Screen Netflix (and other forms of entertainment)

    Yesterday I explained why the media diet your children are on is so important, but how do we know what is healthy when it comes to the entertainment they consume? The answer is that it's

  • Healthy Media Habits For Children

    Healthy Media Habits For Children

    Last week I blogged about the entertainment industry, 50 Shades of Grey and all that stuff (and there is a lot of STUFF). I really appreciate the tremendous amount of supportive feedback I got from

Rites of Passage

By | October 25th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

For the record my children are ages 7, 4, and 2. I know this series hasn’t gone too deep into parenting the tween years and up because I have zero experience with that age group,

Chores and Money

By | October 24th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

Along with computer science and foreign language, finance is one of the unconventional elementary education subjects that I feel is overlooked and/or introduced far too late. I was raised by parents that would confess to making

The Helicopter Has Landed

By | October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

A couple years ago I sat in a waiting room watching a woman fold a million tiny origami stars. Maybe a million is exaggerating, but she was working on it for a long time. I

Being Fun and Unpredictable

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I’ve given a lot of information over the past 21 days of this series. It’s been a little overwhelming for me and hopefully not too much for you. I feel like a lot of it is

Tackling Those Terrible Tantrums

By | October 21st, 2014|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I went on and on yesterday explaining the mind of a toddler. If you missed it I would encourage you to go back and read it sometime. I consider it Part One of my toddler

Children Are People

By | October 19th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

All the books I mentioned and the whole concept of Teachable Parenting comes down to the realization that children are people too. Did Dr. Seuss not already tell us this in Horton Hears a Who?

The Magic Kitchen Timer

By | October 18th, 2014|Categories: Family, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I don't know if you've heard of fly lady. It's a program to help messy people like me try and clean up their act. I implement some their strategies every once in a while if

Enforceable Statements

By | October 16th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I will say it over, and over again, but teachable parenting realizes that you don’t control others. I learned early on in motherhood that there were a lot of things I couldn’t force my child to

Keep it Short and Simple

By | October 15th, 2014|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

This week I have shared some practical tips for Teachable Parenting including; Logical Consequences, How to Respond to Whining, and Giving Choices. Today's tip is to avoid lectures and keep things short and simple. All of the three books I have previously sited


By | October 14th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

So once we know that we don’t control others and that anger short circuits learning how the heck do we get our family out the door in the morning? How do we leave the park

Logical Consequences

By | October 12th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

It's day 12 of the 31 days of Teachable Parenting challenge and I've given a lot of Bible verses and shared a lot about matters of the heart. That is the core of Teachable Parenting.

What To Do When They Really Push Your Buttons

By | October 11th, 2014|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I know the Keep Calm memes got old a while ago, but it really does apply here!  We've discussed loving responses for mistakes and emotional outbursts. We also talked about how empathy is so much


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