How to Increase Your Child’s Compliant Behavior

Anyone out there tired of repeating yourself?   One of my goals this year is to yell less! I tend to escalate quickly as I ask for the second and third tenth time.  “Please brush your teeth” turns into “Get in here and brush your teeth, NOW” quickly.  This request is usually followed by complaints and groans (or worse) from my kids!  In order to make my goal of yelling less a reality, I am bringing back an easy reward system to encourage compliant behavior!  Continue reading

3 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine with Kids

Anyone else dread mornings when you have to leave the house with kids at a decent hour completely dressed (yes, all of you)?  Ugh, I know I do.  Our family has gone through our ups and downs with morning departures.  The challenges started when my kids were toddlers, refusing to get dressed, a daily surprise at the request to brush teeth, and more.  Unfortunately, this continues (sorry for the bad news).  Kids protesting and parents yelling is a sure way to start the day off on the WRONG foot!  Here is the good news – you can make it easier!  Continue reading

How to Create Lego Storage

Have you experienced the pain of stepping on a Lego?  Lego sets taking over your house? You are in luck!  I am giving you FREE plans on how to create Lego storage!  You can make a place to store your Legos and create a place for your Lego engineer to create one of his or her amazing creations! Continue reading

How to Make Rustic Candles

Who wants a project to make your home bright and cheery PLUS unique gifts for family and friends?!?  You are in luck! I recently crafted some rustic candles for my dad’s surprise birthday party (upcoming blog post), and I will share all my “how to” ideas with you NOW! Continue reading

HEALTHY Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

You read that right…HEALTHY Chocolate chip banana muffins!!!  I stumbled upon it when I was looking for clean eating recipes, and it was love at first bite.  These muffins are whole grain, no butter or sugar, and they taste delicious.  My kids love to make them, especially my daughter, and they beg to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Continue reading