I've never met a family without their own set of traditions. One of my favorite parts of getting married was combining the myriad of traditions from each of our families. Some will undoubtedly be the same, and some are ridiculously different (turns out some families never outgrow the birthday spanking machine...). Many we have saved or changed slightly for our own family. We have had a blast creating our very own. When you are deliberate in considering how you can make the most of family ... Read More about How to Make the Most of Your Family Traditions
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Although rewarding, parenting often pushes me to my limits. I am not patient by nature and that makes for some frustrating moments raising 2 toddlers. Each day is an opportunity to practice composure. I’ve noticed lately, though, that my toddlers teach me a lot about behavior. Each of them effortlessly models traits of success that I could benefit from, were I to follow their lead. Attempting to model some of my toddlers’ highly successful habits has helped me to appreciate ... Read More about 12 Important Life Lessons Toddlers Teach Us
During our early years of marriage, I found myself at several bridal showers where each married woman would share one piece of advice. Some were goofy and some were serious. I loved gathering the advice for our own newlywed state, as well as considering what advice I might share myself. I've spent the bulk our 7 years of life together studying marriage through experience and education. Here are 7 principles that I believe will strengthen any marriage - no matter what stage you are in. 1. ... Read More about 7 Important Principles That Will Strengthen Your Marriage
Want to know why I am writing this post? Because I have a toddler, and because I desperately want to be a better parent. Every. Single. Day. Most moments in my current life you can find me reading books, gathering advice from family members, googling, or on my knees asking for help from the Ideal Parent. If you, too, are looking for the solution for how to be a better parent, read on for the number one tool that I have found that gets me through everything. Life With Toddlers We all need ... Read More about How Can I Be a Better Parent To My Toddler?
With the New Year, we all have a million ways that we plan to ring in the new of everything - including a new us. This year I am excited to continue creating the kind of home where we all want to be as a family. But managing everything and getting it all done is never easy, and the to do list never ends. Do you feel this way? Read on for my top 8 time management tips for moms that have revolutionized my life and our home. I'm not always 100% at keeping these. We all have our days, and I ... Read More about 8 Revolutionary Time Management Tips For Moms at Home
With 2020 in the history books and the new year already in full swing, I’m feeling the pressure of setting goals for 2021. There’s a lot that goes into goal setting, and sitting down to make New Year’s resolutions has always seemed a little overwhelming to me. (I'm not alone in saying this.) This is especially true this year, after realizing during 2020 that I’m never in ultimate control of my life, no matter how organized or proactive I might be. But don’t get discouraged by ... Read More about 5 Guaranteed Ways to Nail Your 2021 Goals