Why Parents Need More Sleep and How to Get It

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Honestly? Sleep is amazing. It’s like a parent’s magic bullet. Sleep can make you more patient overnight. It can make you look years younger and it can dramatically increase your energy. These aren’t wild claims;they’re basic facts. It seems so simple, so … magical, yet […]

The {Relaxing} Summer Bucket List

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids: The week before my daughter graduated from Kindergarten (*gulp*), I told my husband, “I am so excited about summer because I want Lydia to stop growing up!” I felt like every single day last year she grew up a little bit–with the new […]

Overnight Success: How to Be a More Patient Mom

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Have you ever been grumpy with your kids? Have you ever used a tone of voice you regretted? Have you ever overreacted? Have you ever wished you were a more patient mother? If not, you might want to move along. For all you humans reading […]

How a "Clean Kitchen Counter" Will Make You a More Peaceful and Happy Mom

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: You know that feeling you get when your kitchen counters are nice and clean? If you’re like me, you might need to jog the ole memory banks.So let me remind you… It’s a feeling of peacefulness, like all is right with the world. It’s a […]

Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

I’m so excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions, to offer a free live webinar on Thursday, December 1st at 2-3 p.m. EST and again at 9-10 p.m. EST (two times to choose from!). The session is… Get Kids to Listen without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling, and Amy promises that we’ll […]

How To Have A Simple, Organized School Year

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: As the summer winds down and the school year quickly approaches, we turn our thoughts from sunscreen and swimsuits to pencil boxes and backpacks. But if we’re not careful, the avalanche of paperwork that tends to come home in those backpacks can quickly overwhelm us. […]

The Secret of Success for Work-at-Home Moms

This week I’m over at Simple Mom sharing what I believe is the best kept secret for being successful as a work at home mom: What if I told you that there was one principle that would have the biggest impact on whether you’re successful as a work-at-home mom or not? Hint: It’s not the […]

How Do You Encourage Good Oral Hygiene in Your Kids? (Win a $25 Visa Gift Card!)

Over the next few months, I’ll be participating in The Switch & Save Challenge, trying a variety of Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you! This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Sadie (sadiebeery@…)! Although baby teeth will become the tooth fairy’s property eventually anyway, good oral hygiene is important for […]

3 Secrets of Peaceful Family Summer Road Trips

The following post is from Kat of Inspired To Action: Family Road Trips… Ah… the hallowed family summer road trip. Historical markers, PBJ sandwiches at rest stops, station wagons, sweaty legs on scorching leather upholstery and the imaginary line that ran down the middle of the backseat. Now, it’s our turn to keep this tradition […]