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If your mothering strategy is to 'wing it', you may find yourself unnecessarily stressed out each day as dinnertime rolls around. Put the brakes on your daily frustration with some simple upfront planning.
  • Weekly dinner menus are for those of us who have had it and KNOW it will be better if someone else does this simple but vital task each week.
  • A printable calorie chart can keep you on task for your own personal nutrition even while you are busy preparing your family's meals.
Are you doing all of these 9 simple things to save money on your grocery bills?
Do you have a hint that has helped you save time or hassle in the kitchen? Don't keep it to yourself...share it with other mothers and let them benefit, too.
Parenting tips that don't include menu planning aren't based in reality! Everyday mothering tasks like getting dinner on the table is a common frustration for many of us moms. Here are 9 of my family's favorite meals that don't tie me down in the kitchen.


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Every time I visit your wonderful site, I discover something new, to make my life easier!"
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Strategic Tips on Parenting & The Art and Science of Mothering

  • Don't talk to me that way!
How to stop back talking isn't an option in a family. Bring respect back to your home starting today.
  • Are you doing things the hard way?
Dinnertime and a child's learning success go hand and hand. Don't fight what works.
  • The Secret your child will never tell you.
If you're pulling your hair out over your kids' behavior, consider this mothering tactic I use everyday to keep our stress level down and our cooperation up.
  • Like to keep a positive spin on your mothering?
Try my printable reward charts and other kids charts and start working towards a fun goal today!
One of my most popular mothering articles. Can you relate?
Child behavior modification is a hot topic. What is your child's behavior telling you?
Count'em off. These are some of my favorite tried-and-true parenting concepts.


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Professional Mothering

  • What do you want to be when you grow up (smiles)?
Your career in mothering is vitally important and remember, you matter too. Use this career tests information to get started in the right direction.
Here's a step-by-step practical approach that can help.
Help & ideas to get you started writing this important document.
    Professional mothering and utilizing effective parenting tips means getting your hands on the tools you need to get the job done and done right. You wouldn't get on the freeway without your car, would you? Then why do you attempt your most important job without the resources to help you? Remember, work smarter, not harder.
    • Wanna be the best mom you can be? If your answer is "yes", then personal development should be at the top of your list. Here's a fantastic source of personal development resources on the web.
    SelfGrowth.com- - SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self -Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web. You'll want to take the time to browse this website regularly.
    • Need a convenient way to keep track of your weight or nutrition?
    Take a look at this calorie counter diary I used to lose 20 lbs. It was simple and incredibly helpful plus it taught me a lot about nutrition I could put to use for my family, too.

    Practical Tips on Parenting & Mothering

    Sure, some mothering tasks are just plain tedious. So be proactive. Use simple tools like kids charts seriously to enable your kids to learn the skills they'll need to be competent adults.
    This handy tool can is more than just for your kids. This checklist can keep everyone in the family working on the same page.
    • What does your family do for fun?
    We like to camp. Here is a camping checklist that will save you a ton of time and frustration if you like to get away for the weekend, too.
    • No camping, but are you going on a vacation this year?
    I made these checklists just for you. Road trip checklist, vacation checklist, and vacation packing checklist.
    • Need grocery help?
    Use our free printable grocery list and tips.
    • Mothering is a true joy and you'll want to keep it that way.
    Childproof your home and get serious about your home's safety.
    • Yikes! I have to host a family dinner!
    Don't panic! Use this family dinner parties ideas checklist and your family will be impressed with your mothering and hospitality skills.
    • Tired of fighting over homework?
    Use printable homework charts to keep everyone organized and on task.
    • Got messy closets?
    Consider how you can make simple changes to your closet organizing which can make a big difference in the day-to-day smooth running of your homelife.
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