We’re Homeschooling! & A Free Learning Activity

School is coming to an end, and that entails a really big change for us. In 12 days we will officially become a homeschooling family. I will not go into detail right now about the issues we have faced this year, but we have been extremely unhappy with our daughter's educational experience. My husband was very resistant to homeschooling when I first brought it up before our daughter started school. That's a far cry from my husband who begged me to pull her out of the system weeks ago, but my daughter wanted to finish the year with her friends. I have spent the last few weeks preparing for … [Read more...]

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4 Tips to Help Your Child Cope With Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxiety can be brought on by many things, and for most parents, it’s a heartbreaking feeling to know their child is upset but not know how to help. It can also lead to frustration, arguments, meltdowns, and hurt feelings, which won’t help either the child or the parent feel good about themselves. When anxiety rears its head in a public place, there might be tears and embarrassment, too, which can make family outings very stressful. You may already know that the worst thing you can say to your child when he’s feeling anxious is to “get over it”. This is because anxiety affects our … [Read more...]

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Do Children Really Benefit from Having a Pet?

As a parent, you may be used to your children asking for a pet if you don't already have a furry friend in your home. Whether it’s a dog, cat, ferret, horse or hamster, chances are you’ve dealt with your child’s pleas for a pet of their own. But, do children benefit from having a pet in the family? Animals are cute, they are fun, and they can add a new dimension to family life that was simply missing before. However, they are also very hard work and have the potential to be very expensive. In some cases, pets can even make money, too! I love this infographic made by the guys at Cash … [Read more...]

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When my Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I’m a Bad Mom

My life over the last week has been very befitting of my blog title. I feel like I'm living in a constant brain fog that I just can't seem to break free from at the moment. I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything lately, my anxiety has been brewing up a nasty storm inside me, and my list of things I had planned for the girls and I went straight out the window. Some days have been harder than others, but I have tried my best. When the smallest things become the biggest worries... My daughter's last day of Kindergarten was on Thursday of last week. I printed out the cute little … [Read more...]

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Promote Logic and Problem Solving with Back Spin from ThinkFun

ThinkFun provided me with product to test in the hopes I would share with my readers. All opinions are my own. Ellie has been asking for some "just the two of us time" lately. She understands when we're at home most days we can't leave her little sister out of our activities. So, I have been trying my best to find some activities we can do together in the few moments we do have "alone". Ellie's favorite thing to do with me right now? Board games! We had a pretty busy weekend, and Aubrey must have decided she needed a little bit of extra catch up sleep today because she took a nap for the … [Read more...]

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