When the kids can only play indoors, it’s sometimes tough to come up with activities they can do. Here’s a list of indoor games for kids using objects that you already have in your home, such as a ball. These games will keep kids busy while also helping them develop coordination and teamwork.
I was invited by Carusele to participate in the #BlueEssentials campaign, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Has anyone else been feeling the importance of health care coverage lately? Luckily, we haven’t had any serious health problems but even with any minor illnesses or injuries we are thankful for great health care coverage.
Parenting can be an extremely frustrating and daunting experience, yet it is also one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have in your life. It is difficult to keep our cool while figuring out how to get kids to listen without yelling.
I admit, I yell sometimes.
As you can tell, since I write a blog about parenting, I am always trying to learn new ways to be a better parent.
Part of improving my parenting is to yell less. Positive Parenting seems like such a calm and mature way to raise kids. I want to find out more about it and some basic steps to implement the techniques and have a more calm way to deal get kids to listen.
This post was sponsored by NABISCO as part of an Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Are you excited to hear about your kids day at school but as soon as you see them they aren’t very nice? In fact they are in a full after school meltdown and all you wanted to do was ask them how their day was.
I first became aware of this problem when my boys were in preschool. Their teacher promised me that they only cried when they saw me at the end of the day. Why?
Isn’t it amazing how much energy our kids have? I want to bottle it up and use it whenever I feel exhausted. Even when it’s time to wind down for the day they can still be running in circles and then I wonder if I should have included even more physical activity during our day. Here are 15 physical activities to tire out an active child.
Is cursive writing being taught in your school? Do you need to teach cursive handwriting at home?
In a lot of schools, including ours, cursive is being dropped from the curriculum.
At first I was apathetic and didn’t really care because I barely write in cursive anymore. I thought “Well, everything is going to be typed on computers anyways.”. Then I changed my mind when my boys couldn’t read a card my Grandmother had written to me. I do want my boys to be able to read cursive handwriting so I researched 5 fun ways to teach it at home.
Do you ever get jealous when your friends tells you their daughter tells them everything about their day at school? I know I ask my boys how their day was and all I get is “fine”. That’s why I polled my friends and got some open-ended questions for kids to get them talking about their day.
After having twin boys it was no secret to anyone that I was hoping for a girl with my next pregnancy. I got my wish and entered the girl world. Now that we were having a baby girl I would ask all my friends that were girl moms what I need to know.
C sections happen to many of us. It’s a scary time to be faced with a major surgery when giving birth. I have had 2 c sections and want to share the real tips that help with c section recovery.
There isn’t any other surgery where you are expected to immediately take care of someone else and not yourself.
It was a big shock to my system to have a c section, barely be able to get out of bed and my first priority was trying to learn how to breastfeed, waking whenever my twins cried, and being more sleep deprived than I have ever been in my life while still needing my husband to help simply sit on the toilet.
What a crazy first week!
Are time outs no longer working for you either? I need new consequences and luckily a big group of moms have shared their creative punishments for kids.
About age 5 my boys seemed to have no change in behavior when I sent them to time out. They would come out of timeout and the first thing they would do is the same behavior that got them in trouble in the first place.