By: Cheryl Maguire My 14-year-old daughter doesn’t put her clean clothes away. But I get it. The task requires a great deal of energy. You need a lot of muscle strength to press that pause button on Netflix. And then don’t get me started with how challenging it is to roll herself off the couch. … More Where In The Room Is My Daughter Hiding Her Laundered Clothes?
By: Sandy Churchill There is always a project at our house—usually some sort of craft, be it painting, sewing, crocheting, or gluing and glittering a present of some kind. Sure, we have games and puzzles here and there, but I wasn’t as aware of the constant crafting on the dining room table until my now-son-in-law … More Glitter Anyone?
By: Heather O’Neill My 10-year-old son was in 5th grade, and still carried the magic of Christmas with him. I knew that his friends were questioning. There seemed to be lots of chatter during 4th grade—the last year of elementary school. He had so many questions and wanted factual responses from me. He was adamant … More How My 5th-Grader Became a Santa
By: Cheryl Maguire I’m a frugal germaphobe so I’m always looking for new ways to save money buying cleaning products. With the new year soon approaching many of you may have New Year’s Resolutions involving saving money or decluttering/cleaning so this will help you to do both. Since I’m also a mom to three children, … More 9 Ways to Save Money Cleaning Your Home
By: Sandy Churchill We know that nature abounds with opportunities for exercise and fresh air, but what about the gifts of stress relief, peaceful connection, and pure joy? On a recent bout with an incredibly stubborn bronchial infection I have maintained my near-daily, two-mile walks, regardless of wind, rain, fog, and hail. I didn’t say … More Nature’s Gifts, Year-Round
By: Deirdre Littlefield Happiness seems to be at the center of our collective parenting goals in most recent years. I suppose that parents have always wanted happy children, but maybe it’s the definition of happiness that is changing with our times. My children definitely appear happy when I buy them what they want immediately or … More The New Happy
By: Martiane Stanger As Thanksgiving and end-of-the-year holidays come upon us, it is easy to get wrapped up in busyness – busyness that can keep you running from here to there thinking, “I need to…”, “I want to…”, “If only I could…” Might I suggest you finish that last sentence with “make some time to … More Change Your Life by Changing Another’s