This Mom’s Post About Making Sure We’re in Pictures Is Spot On

I want my kids to have plenty to lay their eyes on when they reflect on their childhood, and when they set out to remember who their Mom was. They may not have storied in their own memories the times that I crawled inside their box forts or let them give me a ‘makeover’, but if there are pictures to prove it, they may just get to know me a little better that day through them. Read More

Glennon Doyle Creates Phone Rule for Teens at Her House and It’s Genius

Because of these advances and how widespread technology now is, many parents are finding ways to help control their children’s usage. From special apps, time limits and filters, there are basic approaches as well as some more creative ones. Writer, speaker, and mother Glennon Doyle is one of those creative mothers. Read More

Being Bored Is Actually Really Good for Your Kids

I see my daughter after a long eight hour day of school. Hour after hour or guided learning, sitting still in chairs and being shuffled from subject to subject, she becomes tightly wound. The last thing she actually needs when she gets home is more. It has become apparent that the best thing for her is space to breathe and listen to her body. That’s when the magic happens. Read More

Mom Puts Department Store on Blast for Children’s “Cheat Day” Lunchbox

Why in the world would a girl young enough to want to carry a lunchbox covered in sequins worry about a “cheat day”?In my home, we are in the thick of teaching our children about nutrition right now. My daughter is six. Food is a necessary tool that helps her body to grow stronger. It’s not the enemy, it’s not scary, and it’s not the key to beauty and acceptance. Read More

Smart School Bus Driver Goes Viral for Stocking Her Bus with Books

Julie Callison’s “bucket of books” is changing the way her littlest passengers experience this time of day, one book at a time. Julie has a red bucket full of books at the front of her bus. When each student gets on, they are able to choose three books to take back to their seat. Read More