The Thing Most Parents Forget About Their Kids

“How many times do I have to remind you to take out the trash?” My frustration mounts as I turn and notice his bare feet. “And why do you not have something on your feet? You know you’re not supposed to go barefoot in the winter.”  As I spin around and walk out of the […]

One Essential Aspect of Child Safety You May be Overlooking

  This post was sponsored by the Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. Before our first child was born, my husband and I were like any first-time parents.  We read and researched and made sure we had all of […]

The Unforeseen Reason Your Child is Rebellious

THE STORY   “What are you doing?” I asked my son. I saw the door of my husband’s shed hanging open and smelled spray paint fumes, so I was little nervous to find out what was going on. “Were you using Daddy’s spray paint?” “Yes,” he replied. “Are you allowed in Daddy’s shed?” “No,” he […]

3 Resources to Help You Simplify and Organize Your Life

As we have worked our way through the Parenting with Gentleness series, I’ve asked what some of your hindrances to parenting with gentleness are. One common problem I’ve seen is that you feel irritable because you’re constantly running late or you’re overwhelmed with all that you have to do. I can definitely relate! There was […]

One Thing to Teach Your Kids That Will Help You Be a More Gentle Parent

“Mommy, look at my picture!” “Mom, do you know where my book is?” “Mommy, can you braid my hair?” Mom, Mom, Mommy, Mom, Mommy, Mom! It was a caucaphony of sound, and my head was spinning as I tried to process all of the words that were being thrown my direction. Thankfully, my husband was […]

How to Quit Being Annoyed When Your Kids Interrupt Your Plans

I’m sitting in Chick-fil-A, enjoying my meal, when my toddler pipes up, “I need to go potty!” Or I’m sitting at the computer early in the morning, happy that I’m up early enough to get in a little bit of writing before the kids wake up, when I hear little footsteps coming down the hallway. […]