Let’s discuss a challenging parenting topic- teaching your children cell phone manners. You can find lots of information on the internet about which phone is the right choice for your child, which apps are the best for monitoring your child’s cell phone use, and even printable contracts to use to … [Read more...]
For Your Dinner Table Tonight- the silent Signals of Silverware
Confidence, kindness & consideration begin at the family table! Try this simple table manners lesson at the dinner table tonight. Be sure to sign up for your free Family Table Manners Checklist. It's a handy list of the table manners your children need to know plus tips to help you build … [Read more...]
Family Table Manners Boot Camp-making the most of our time together!
Confidence, kindness, and consideration begin at the family dining table! Hey there, friends- How are you and your family holding up during these uncertain times? There have been so many disappointments for everyone over the past few months...some big and some small...but all difficult! I've … [Read more...]
How to Apologize (plus how to teach your kids this important skill)
No one is perfect, so let's talk about apologies. We have all been on the receiving side of a flip, insincere apology...and well, it just feels crummy to be apologized to in that way. We've all had to give an apology and while our hearts might be in the right place, apologizing can just … [Read more...]
How to Create a Memory Making Family Dinner Table
I believe in the power of family dinners. Eating together is about so much more than getting food on the table and feeding hungry stomachs. Dinnertime can be a refreshing pause in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives whether the meal is takeout pizza or a homemade four-course meal. With … [Read more...]
How to Introduce Yourself (& Teach Your Kids this important skill)
How are your children's meeting and greeting skills? Introducing yourself with confidence is a foundational social skill that children of all ages can master. Many young people feel nervous when meeting new people, but there's really no need to be! With a little instruction and practice, … [Read more...]
Pizza Manners…is there such a thing?
Did you know that pizza has its own day? National Pizza Day is February 9th! ? My family loves pizza! How do you eat pizza with good manners? Is it even possible? YES! You just do the best you can depending upon where you are and what you have to work with. Most pizza nights, my family is … [Read more...]
Teach Your Family Power Words!
When my kids were young, they watched Barney, that big purple dinosaur, every morning on PBS. One Barney song still lingers in my mind. Odd I know, but it's a really catchy tune. ? ? Please and thank you- they're called the magic words. If animals could talk, you'd hear the fishes and the … [Read more...]
Prepare for a Parent Teacher Conference Like a Pro
It’s that time of the year! No, I’m not referring to the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks! It’s Parent Teacher Conference time- your chance to get a behind the scenes view of how your child is doing at school. Conferences usually happen twice a year – Fall and Spring. If your child’s … [Read more...]
5 Quick Mood Boosters for Busy Moms
Sometimes, you just need a quick pick-me-up; an attitude adjustment. A disagreement with your husband, long lines at the grocery store when you’re in a rush, or the kids acting up can seriously impact your mindset. Having the skills to adjust your mood when needed can make the frustrations of life … [Read more...]