Category Archives: Practical

Hoopla is not a sport.

This is the year of READ. I’ve known since January that books would be a major part of this year’s landscape. But quickly after finishing 3 physical books in February, I entered a different stage of development with my baby and found that I no longer had the luxury of holding her and a book […]

Extras to Earn, Not Expectations to Receive :: A Week of Boundaries

I read Boundaries with Kids in February (which feels like so long ago!). While I felt like I understood the concepts, I floundered on the follow-through. I could see the issues described in the book being played out in my home, and like the true brainiac that I am – I just watched and I […]

Boundaries with Kids :: A Brief Book Review

Very few rules with very great follow-through. That was my parenting motto before reading Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. I felt like a pretty good parent with the exception of the occasional hormonal outburst when I felt like my brain and my mouth weren’t connecting very well. I wasn’t […]

Year Round School Schedule (A Step By Step Guide)

Raise your hand if you’ve been the mom who took a break from routine only to have to enter the war zone of re-establishing expectations with your kids. You want to enjoy a summer break just like your public schooled friends, but by mid-June there are already signs that this whole “break” idea is ruining […]