5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Clean When You Are Potty Training

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase an item through a link, I will receive a small commission.  If you are potty training, you are dealing with messes-it’s unavoidable. However, after potty training 4 kiddos, I’ve learned a few tricks along the way to keep things a little cleaner and I’m…Continue Reading “5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Clean When You Are Potty Training”

The 3 REAL Reasons I Make My Kids Do Chores

I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch of posts and articles explaining how important it is to teach kids responsibility by having them participate in household chores. This isn’t one of those posts. Even though I absolutely agree it’s important to teach kids responsibility and impart a good work ethic and all that stuff, I’ll let…Continue Reading “The 3 REAL Reasons I Make My Kids Do Chores”

20 Books to Read this Summer Plus a Giveaway

Summer is here! That means it’s reading for fun season! During the school year I’m usually reading a parenting book, but in the summer I toss the informational books and switch them out for novels! This summer I’m thrilled to be partnering with my friend Meredith of  Mom of the Year and lots of other amazing bloggers…Continue Reading “20 Books to Read this Summer Plus a Giveaway”

Don’t Accuse Me of Stealing and Other Tips for The Teen Bagging My Groceries

First of all, before I start my tirade, I do want to thank you for bagging my groceries. Not many stores have a designated bagger so that’s nice. I also think it’s great that you are working after school instead of staying home and taking drugs and making out with girls or whatever the kids…Continue Reading “Don’t Accuse Me of Stealing and Other Tips for The Teen Bagging My Groceries”

Dear Yelly Mom in Target: I’m Praying For You (But Not In A Condescending Way)

I see you Yelly Mom. You gave your two year old a little bag of goldfish because you thought that would stop her from reaching out of the cart to knock stuff off the shelves and it did, but not for long. The calm only lasted until she spilled her goldfish, leaving you with a…Continue Reading “Dear Yelly Mom in Target: I’m Praying For You (But Not In A Condescending Way)”