Do you eat dinner together as a family every night? No? That's OK.
Lots of families don't have the time or ability to have the entire family sit down and eat dinner, and it is causing them guilt. This post by Abigail Carroll suggests that when it comes to dinner, "perhaps it's…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
With Autumn approaching there seems no better time to get your little ones away from the computer screens and walking. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to be out and about, there is nothing more satisfying…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
I think about the number of times I have thoughtlessly handed over my phone to my son. Normally, I think about the amount of screen time he has had that day and his overall behavior, but I rarely think about the fact that I am handing over an expensive piece of equipment to a child.
And, I am sure that many parents don't think about it either, which is why…Continue
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
An exciting time travel story.
In Paperback Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
On Kindle Publisher: Black Horse Publishing
Added by Susan Keefe on August 28, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Thoughts on nature, walks with family, and finding stillness
Added by Kelly on August 18, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
With summer camps ending, I have become the unofficial director of "Camp Mama", who's expected to have full-day schedules of wild and exciting adventures planned for each and every day. Thus, my time for writing even something as small as a to-do list has become pretty much non-existent. The following is what I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 25, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Ah, some me time! I'm not hanging out in my garden, sprucing up, checking out what's growing and planting more seeds which seems to have become my norm. I'm not taking a trip to the mall, which used to be my norm. Nope! I was cleaning up my house. Can you believe cleaning has become "me time"? I'm lovin' it!
My husband took the kids to a graduation…
Added by Ronda on June 1, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments
This Banana Bread Loaf is delicious and moist with lots of flavour. Perfect sliced with tea or coffee. Banana bread is wonderful toasted too. Best with overripe bananas.
It was my birthday on Friday. I turned 21 again, but with 11…Continue
Added by Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking on May 31, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Dark magic…dark passions….
When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments
My initiation into the mom scene was a bit different than most. It wasn’t until after I had spent a few years helping to raise my step-kids that my son was born. I wasn’t going to be able to bond with these kids while changing diapers or teaching them their ABC’s or snuggling with them at bedtime. This was…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 16, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments
My son stayed home with me again today so that he could continue to heal and so that I could make sure that he was fever free before sending him back to daycare. He acts like he is feeling much better today and his fever finally broke last night. Thank goodness, I don’t like it when my baby doesn’t feel…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 2, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on March 22, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
My 4 year old is still fighting his fever, my 6 year old is full of energy and I'm fighting a cough, sore throat and swollen glands. There were a few St Patty's Day events I wanted to check out today, but from the neck up, I don't feel well at all. Usually, I would type in my symptoms, but I don't event want to know what a Google search would say could be wrong with me (I'm staying away from WebMD). Damn it! Being sick really…Continue
Added by Ronda on March 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Today was a perfect day to spend some time outside with the kids. This was a fun post for me to write today as I wanted to share a few photos of my family spending time together playing. The weather here was in the 80's which is perfect for spending time outside without it being too hot for the kids to play. To see photos of our fun time at the park please visit, my blog at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 16, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Spending time with your children, especially, one on one time is important and makes them feel loved. I have been trying to make sure that I spend time with my toddler because he is growing up way to fast. I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with him (due to my chronic back pain) so I have to be a bit more creative and find activities that work for me. He loves to “draw”, which is his favorite thing to do these days. So I scooped him up into my lap and grabbed the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments
I have been reading quite frequently these days and wanted to share another great book with my followers. I downloaded “Long Time Coming” by Edie Claire on e-book and I loved this book from the very start. Joy decides to return to her hometown of Wharton when her father’s illness forces her to return. She left the town of Wharton over 18 years ago, shortly after her best friend Jenny was killed in a horrific car accident just a few days after senior prom. After graduation, Joy high…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if I needed anything from the store. I asked him if he would pick up my youngest son a coloring book because he kept grabbing my pen from me when I wasn’t watching and kept telling me that he wanted to draw. I took the pen away from him and he was devastated, even though…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 20, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments