Category Archives: Family

DIY projects, ideas, and inspiration about family.

How To Let Kids Pick Their Outfit But Still Match

Let’s face it, I’m an organized, like-things-done-the-right-way mom. So when I heard multiple times that letting your kids pick their outfit for the day is a good thing to do I felt torn. I want to be a good mom and following this good parenting practice, but the type-A side of me really wants my kid’s… Read More


safe teen dating tips for parents and teens

Safe Teen Dating: 22 Tips for Parents and Teens

Unfortunately, bad things can happen to even the best of teens. And, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how fun the date is if safety is compromised. Safety first! While we can’t prevent every bad thing from happening, there are things parents and teens can do to dramatically increase the likelihood of safe teen dating. Each tip… Read More


How to Help Your Child Succeed [by Ashley LeBaron]

Helping Children Develop a Mindset for Success Children are very impressionable. Even the offhand comment can shape who they become. This can seem alarming to parents, but it is also a wonderful opportunity. As a parent, be deliberate and careful about how you talk to your children because it will influence how successful they become.… Read More


DIY Disaster Backpack: Emergency 72 Hour Kit

Earthquake, volcano, tsunami, flood, storm. The natural disasters I just listed are the ones most likely to happen in Seattle–where I live. And when I say, “most likely to happen,” I mean we are due any day for a big one. I had a moment of panic when I realized that if an emergency or… Read More


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The Key to a Happy Marriage After Baby [by Ashley LeBaron]

Happy Marriage After Baby? Every parent knows that a baby changes everything—including your marriage. The stats can be really discouraging if you’re hoping for a happy marriage after baby: After the birth of the first child… 2/3 of couples’ marital satisfaction drops 1/6 stays about the same But the one we don’t hear as much about?… Read More


10 things productive moms do before 10 am

10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10 AM

It’s no secret. How we begin our day sets the tone for the whooole rest of day. Gain positive momentum by engaging in the activities that will put you in the mindset and pattern of success. Here we reveal the 10 things productive moms do before 10 AM. 10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10… Read More


Mom chart! Job chart cleaning schedule and meal plan chart. Great for organizing and planning jobs, dinner, activities, etc. A must for stay-at-home moms with their kids!

Mom Chart: Meal Plan & Job Chart

Oh boy, have I got a treat for you! (Spoiler alert!… Mom chart!) My friend Katie and cousin Erin shared with me some of their secrets for keeping organized and ahead of the game. And I get to share them with you! Keep reading to find out what they use in their organization charts for cleaning,… Read More


Online Abbreviations Guide For Moms

I’ll admit it. . . . I’ve been part of an online mommy group for half a year or so and I am still guessing what everyone is talking about when they use abbreviations and slang. So to help myself and all the new moms out, I’m compiling a list of all the abbreviations and… Read More


You’re in Luck! St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions

Don’t turn green with envy while everyone else celebrates St. Patty’s Day. Start your own St. Patrick’s Day family traditions! These 6 family traditions are not only fun for everyone…they just might bring a bit o’ luck. St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions 1. Jump Start Your Luck. Eat a Green Breakfast. I just loved this colorful tradition… Read More


How to Complain in Marriage [by Ashley LeBaron]

We all know that complaining is bad. …Right? Well, research shows that some complaining in marriage is not only okay but good! Hold on. Complaining can be very destructive when done in the wrong amount, about the wrong things, or in the wrong way. So how should you complain in marriage and why? 1. How… Read More