Summer is a time for fun, sun, cookouts, lake days, and a break from the day-to-day grind of the school year. But for a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), the lack of structure and unpredictability can be anxiety-provoking....
What do we do when the weather doesn't cooperate and the kids have to stay inside? I don't know about you but I am always looking for some new ideas to help bust the boredom. Here is a fresh...
Most of us have heard the term Helicopter Parent; they are the parents who are quick to rescue their children for the littlest things, sometimes even going as far as completing homework or other tasks to ensure their kids...
There are so many messages out there about how to be a parent that sometimes we lose track of what are really important values to teach your kids. We seldom think about the things we teach them by example,...
There are a plethora of articles out there about ways to help your kids learn, how to create safe learning spaces, and how to give yourself grace as you navigate homeschooling. But I was looking for something different; I...
Who is ready for warmer weather?! I know I am! With three young kids, we spend A LOT of our time outdoors when we can. I mean, what North Dakotan/Minnesotan doesn't when the weather is finally nice and we...
We've all been there: you're tucking your kiddo in at night and the guilt washes over you. Guilt from how your kid behaved, guilt from how you reacted, and guilt for it happening yet again.  All you can muster is,...
If you search “April Fool's Day pranks for Parents” online, you find a plethora of easy, silly pranks to pull on your kids. What you don’t find are tips for handling the MORAL side of April Fool's Day. In...
I had planned on writing this post this summer as a way to improve your child's independence through visuals and, at the same time, decrease arguments and power struggles. But it is likely that during this quarantine you will...
The news came up over my phone and then my email started to blow up. My husband turned to me and said, "Looks like no school for a few weeks." We had been anticipating it with all that has...

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Hygge: A Cozy Strategy to Get Through Winter

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  When the temperatures drop, the wind picks up, and the days are looking grey, hygge can bring some warmth and comfort into life. So, what...