"Be nice!" How many times a day do you say that to your kids? Do you practice what you preach? Being nice usually comes as second nature, as in - we just behave that way because we know we are supposed to. But with life being life, we are often... (Read More)
In an acrostic, each line or paragraph starts with the first letter of a word or phrase. It’s a simple yet effective way to learn how to express thoughts and sentiments.
As simple as an acrostic is, it can be incredibly effective for helping... (Read More)
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” - Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr... (Read More)
Do you ever get ready to leave the house and have to double check that you have pants on? Crazy mornings have become the norm for so many, but your family doesn't have to face each morning in complete chaos! With a few simple suggestions, your... (Read More)
Pets are family. Whether it's the dog you have had since childhood or the goldfish that your child won at the carnival four years ago, the little creatures work their way into our hearts. They become part of our daily routine. We often become... (Read More)
"Organization is so easy," said no Mom or Dad ever. On a really hectic day, even the simplest of tasks can fall straight into the downward spiral of an unorganized mess! If you have ever fallen victim to the house pest known as disorganization, keep... (Read More)
We have checklists for everything... the grocery store, what to pack on a trip, and what we need to fix around the house. But have you ever made a fun to-do list? A "Family To-Do List" is a simple twist. If you or your little ones are stuck in the... (Read More)
At the end of a year, it seems like there are top ten lists everywhere. There are lists for the best music, best movies, best books... and on and on. That principle can be applied to our own lives. A top ten list is a great way to acknowledge the... (Read More)
In the practice of meditation and yoga, a mantra is often used. This is a sacred word or phrase that helps bring the body to stillness and peace. It is a seed for energizing thoughts and focus.
In the western world, we have taken this idea and... (Read More)