Special Feature: Back to School 2014
August 11, 2014 – 8:23 pm | No Comment

Kids Activities, After School Programs,
Back to School Products in Dallas – Ft Worth
Finding resources can be a challenge when you don’t have a whole lot of time so we’re putting together a special feature highlighting …

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How to Keep Your Sanity When It’s Back-to-School Time
August 29, 2014 – 7:12 am | No Comment

Focusing on Things That Matter Mom

5 Tips for Mom’s Back-to-School Sanity

by Jennifer Keitt

1.  Heal self-defeating thoughts: “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging thought as a Mom, and I had to heal! As Moms we allow toxic negative thoughts to run through our minds every single day. It’s time to stop it this school year! Moms can be defeated in their parenting before they get out of bed in the morning. Thoughts can’t be removed—they have to be replaced. So here is what every Mom needs to try: Face the fear. Just because you aren’t good at math, for example, doesn’t mean that’s going to be your child’s truth. It’s hard, but arrest those thoughts as soon as they enter into your mind (handcuff it literally). Then replace the negative “Jimmy isn’t going to “get” math thought with “Jimmy is smart, resourceful and able to do it!” (Plus Mom, you can hire a tutor or grab a homework coach to support him). Repeat these “healing” thoughts and strategies every time those old self-defeating ones come up. Read the full story »

Kid Friendly Recipes: Easy Chicken Tacos
August 28, 2014 – 3:27 pm | One Comment
Kid Friendly Recipes: Easy Chicken Tacos

Kid Friendly Chicken Tacos
Kids love these chicken tacos, and adults enjoy its Tex-Mex flavors and ease of preparation. The spicing is mild to appeal to young palates, but the heat is easily bumped up with …

Is Virtual Education Right for Your Kids?
August 28, 2014 – 6:34 am | No Comment
Is Virtual Education Right for Your Kids?

How to Determine if Virtual Education is the Right Choice for Your Kids
by Kaye Rogers, PhD
Parents have never had more options for educating their children than they do right now. There is a certain amount …

20 Lunch Box Ideas
August 25, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
20 Lunch Box Ideas

20 Creative Lunch Box Ideas
Not every child loves the traditional sandwich for lunch.  There is no doubt that every child is different and enjoys his or her favorite foods. When it comes to school …

Create a Morning Routine that Works for the Whole Family
August 24, 2014 – 6:36 am | No Comment
Create a Morning Routine that Works for the Whole Family

Establishing Solid Morning Routines for Your Family
Do you have a child who is hard to wake up in the morning? Or a child who dawdles for what seems like hours? Or the child who scrambles …

Units of Concern: Taking Ownership of Your Kids’ Responsibilities
August 18, 2014 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
Units of Concern: Taking Ownership of Your Kids’ Responsibilities

Minimize Units of Concern by Allowing Kids to Take Ownership of Their Responsibilities
 
by Amy Egan
Have you ever noticed that when you want your kids (or spouse or anyone, for that matter) to get something done,  …

Getting Help When You Are Overwhelmed with Clutter
August 18, 2014 – 12:49 pm | No Comment
Getting Help When You Are Overwhelmed with Clutter

Ask for Help When You Are Overwhelmed with Clutter
by Lorraine Brock
As a professional organizer, making decisions for my clients about clutter does not overwhelm me. I see through the clutter of papers, toys, unpacked boxes, …

Breakfast Muffins with Honey
August 14, 2014 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Breakfast Muffins with Honey

Honey Muffins for Breakfast

Make these delicious honey muffins ahead of time and then enjoy them for breakfast when you don’t have a lot of time like school mornings. Healthy and yummy!

How to Get Your Tween or Teen to Talk to You
August 14, 2014 – 10:39 am | No Comment
How to Get Your Tween or Teen to Talk to You

Getting Tweens and Teens to Talk
by Amy Egan
If you are the parent of a young child, you may still have one who freely talks about her thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences. You may also have …

12 Last Minute Get Away Ideas in Texas
August 12, 2014 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
12 Last Minute Get Away Ideas in Texas

Try one of these Texas destinations for last a minute get away before school starts
 
Summer is entering the homestretch; but there is still time for a quick, last minute get away close to home. Here …

Special Feature: Back to School 2014
August 11, 2014 – 8:23 pm | No Comment
Special Feature: Back to School 2014

Kids Activities, After School Programs,
Back to School Products in Dallas – Ft Worth
Finding resources can be a challenge when you don’t have a whole lot of time so we’re putting together a special feature highlighting …