Are any of you bloggers? I’m looking for a few more people to get a free copy of my book in exchange for a review on their site. My publisher, Cedar Fort, is hosting a book blog tour from April 10 – April 25. Bloggers with over 1000 subscribers will get free a hard copy mailed to them; anyone with less that that will be … Continue reading Blog Book Tour: Bloggers Wanted!
Hello, overreaction! I constantly find myself exhausted, in the middle of a battle, thinking that I never should have engaged. When I remember one of the most basic parenting strategies, I can usually avoid power struggle catastrophes that leave everyone unhappy and battle-sore. It’s called STOP, REDIRECT, REINFORCE. This is ground-level strategy for babies and toddlers who don’t understand cause and effect consequences, but can … Continue reading Stop, Redirect, Reinforce
What is the likelihood your kids will tell the truth when they know you are going to blow your top or spank them when they do? Next time you ask “Who broke…?” “Who spilled…?” “Who took…?” ask yourself a question: “Could any self-preserving person dare to answer me honestly?” Pain versus honesty is a hard choice for little kiddos to reason through. But…it they know … Continue reading Oh My Lie
I love Playdough Pictionary! Use regular Pictionary cards or simply write 5 words on scrap paper. Divide family into teams. Pick a card, show to one person on the other side, then try to sculpt out your word for your team to guess before the other team. (If you write your own words, the word-maker may need to sit out). Have fun! Continue reading Playdough Pictionary
Join me for my book launch party at Caldwell Public Library for “When Mommy’s Home with Me.” May 11, 2017 10 – 11 am 1010 Dearborn St. Caldwell Enjoy treats, a book reading, family activities, and a photo booth! Books will be available for purchase, and freebies will be given away! Thanks to Caldwell Public Library for their support. Continue reading Book Launch Party!
SLOWLY For Valerie I will walk slowly for awhile, Although I wish for quicker stride. My spirit wants to dance and run; My body holds that hope inside. But as I linger down the path, Perhaps it’s only I who sees The subtle-colored flowers And sunlight-filtered trees. I will be gentle for awhile; It seems my heart grows larger now. And people never understood Are … Continue reading Slowly
Need to be amazing on the go today? Grab a bottle of bubbles on your way out the door! Your air conditioner or heater makes the best bubble blower. Put the bubble solution in your cup holder, dip the wand, hold it near the vent, and watch the backseat fill up with fun! As I started parenting different age groups, I felt bad about having … Continue reading Car Soap Bubbles