Category Archives: Tips for Moms

Teen Easter Basket Ideas

Looking for teen Easter basket ideas?  Even if they are long past believing in the Easter Bunny, teenagers still enjoy the thrill of getting a basket on Easter morning.  However, the usual coloring books and toys won’t exactly work for older kids. My kids vary greatly in age.  The youngest is 8 and the oldest is 19.  The… Keep Reading »

I Can’t Stop Hugging My Kids

Ever since Friday when I learned of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, I can’t stop the tears from flowing down my cheeks when I think about the senselessness of it all.  Of Christmas presents sitting under the tree, never to be unwrapped.  Of empty spots at the dinner table.  Of arms that long to hold, but forever to be… Keep Reading »

5 Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season

Can you believe Christmas is in less than 2 weeks?  The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time of family togetherness. But between the last minute present shopping, the gift wrapping, the house cleaning, and all the cooking, that last week before Christmas can get a little overwhelming.  With a little advance planning though, you can… Keep Reading »

Make Your Holiday Travels Kid-Friendly

As the holidays approach, many families will travel to visit family members or friends in other areas of the country. However, traveling is hard on children. Long hours in cars or on planes will lead to cranky passengers who just want to be able to run around. To make traveling easier for kids, use the following tips: Avoid… Keep Reading »

Finding Motivation to Exercise – Gettin’ Fit Friday

I was not blessed with a love for exercise. I would pretty much rather do anything else.  I struggled for a long time with finding motivation to exercise.  I know the health benefits, but that wasn’t enough.  I made excuses and avoided it, no matter how much it might benefit my body.  I finally discovered that I needed… Keep Reading »

Fun Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

I am blessed that my middle daughter is a bookworm.  However, my youngest daughter takes a bit of prodding to get her to read.  With school finally out for the summer, I know the last thing on my soon-to-be third grader’s mind is sitting down to enjoy a good book.  Yet as a parent I know that children… Keep Reading »