How to Get your Kids to Help with Chores

Have you noticed that your kids will do just about anything to get out of doing chores?  Kids don’t usually volunteer to help out and many parents may feel it’s just easier to do the chores themselves and avoid arguing with their kids about it. It may seem easier to do everything yourself, but chores teach your kids important life lessons that they’ll need one day.  Here’s how to get your kids off the couch and doing chores. Make Chores Predictable Schedule a set time each week when … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise an Independent Child

While we might like to baby our kids when they’re young, they need to learn how to be an independent child. But how do you teach that? Helping our little ones to build the confidence and skills they need to navigate the world is important but we also want them to know we’re there if they fall. Here are a few great tips to help you encourage your child’s independence while still staying close by. 5 Ways to Raise an Independent Child 1. Create an independent environment. Teach your kids … [Read more...]

10 Channels For Kids To Watch YouTube Videos About Science

Do your kids watch Youtube Videos on a regular basis?  If so, you won't want to miss this list of the best Channels For Kids To Watch YouTube Videos About Science. 10 Channels For Kids To Watch YouTube Videos About Science YouTube is such a wonderful source for educational videos. If your kids are visual learners, videos are a great way for them to comprehend what they’re learning. Here are some of the best YouTube channels to help your child improve their science skills. Minute … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help your Child Become a Better Reader

Find out how you can help children read better in 5 easy ways! As parents, we want to help improve our child’s educational experience so they can be more successful in school.  Being a good reader is essential and can play an important role in their entire lives.  One study found that how well a 7-year-old reads can predict their income 35 years later! But how do we get our kids interested in reading and help them improve their skills?  These tips will help get your kids excited about … [Read more...]

The gb Pockit Stroller Makes Motherhood Easier + Twitter Party! #gbPockit

This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. Motherhood is hard enough. Using a stroller shouldn't make it harder. With the gb Pockit stroller from GB Child USA, being on-the-go is easier. With it's two-step folding technique, you can go from pushing to carrying the gb Pockit in seconds. Having such a portable stroller is a mom's dream! The gb Pockit Stroller is available at Babies 'R' Us. Make sure to join me Thursday, April 28th from … [Read more...]

Celebrating Kindness #SproutClangers

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with "Clangers" and Coolabi.  All opinions are my own. This time of the year is a fun one - from Christmas, to New Year's, and more, it is also a great time to give back to the community in some way.  Just like the Clangers, we love showing kindness to our community. I'm excited to share some of our traditions this time of year, including collecting and donating canned goods for a local food pantry! Some of our favorite traditions include crafting … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Teach Your Children About The World

Being a mom is a big responsibility, you have these little human beings to look after 24/7, that rely on you to teach them about the world. It’s very obvious that you need to start to teach them how to read and write, or to add and subtract. But we should also be teaching our children about the wider world as they grow up. Here are a few things that you should remember to teach your kids about the world. Recycling Get your kids in good habits from the beginning and talk to them about … [Read more...]

My Mom Time Out Featuring Bigelow Tea #AmericasTea #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #AmericasTeaLike I have said in a few other posts, Riley has officially started preschool.  Which means more morning time dedicated to mommy - yay!  I think this whole school thing is great for both of us - Riley gets to go learn at school and play with kids, and I get much needed alone time.  Win-win for all.  :-)  I thought I would share a bit about my "mom time out" each … [Read more...]