Nightmares: Help for Older Children

If you missed the first post in this series, you might want to go back and read it to get a background for where we are headed in this one. Also, if you have young children, you will find ideas in that first post to help them specifically. Moving on this week to older children… As my children, and especially my oldest daughter, grew up some, the old methods just weren’t working as well as they used to. We still {Read More}

Summer Projects- Week 3!!

Last week, I shared with y’all about the fun summer projects the kids and I have planned to do during our summer vacation. And we had a great week getting started!! This post will be picture heavy, because after all, it’s the projects we are showing off, not my words.  Here we go…..(and a note – you will see me in t-shirts and with a jaw clip in my hair. This is real life, folks. I don’t do hair and {Read More}

Nightmares: Help for Younger Children

  Nightmares. Bad dreams. Scary thoughts.  All of those can wreak havoc on a child’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. Which in turn wreak havoc on a Mom’s ability to get a good night’s sleep! I know that Dads are sometimes the ones who respond to the nighttime cries of a child, but in our house, it’s always my side of the bed they come to. And believe me, in my 27+ years of mothering 10 children, we {Read More}

Summer Projects with Kids

Doing summer projects with your kids is certainly not an idea that I came up with!  Just go to Pinterest and type Summer Projects in the search bar and you could be there for days!! There are thousands of ideas for summer projects to do with your kids; everything from squirt gun painting, to making a jellyfish in a bottle, to ice cream play dough. There is no lack of ideas. But today’s post is about why I decided to do summer {Read More}