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- Do you struggle with an out of control teenager In your home? If you are ready to do something today about this problem, see my get-to-work solution here.
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- Has potty training regression reared its ugly head in your home? Key parenting tips start with making an action plan today to move forward with your preschooler.
- Tired of nagging and the chores still aren't done? Maybe instead of the usual chore chart, you need behavior charts that you can use to guide your child into more positive attitudes which are far more valuable than simply ticking off chores on a to do list.
Dear Fellow Mom,
We all started out as excited hope-filled parents, but let's be honest.
As time goes on, building a family is a lot of work. Often,
there are so many things to take care of each day before you are even
able to enjoy your child. These
everyday mothering frustrations such as putting food on the table, paying bills,
maintaining a career and taking care of your home are important, but
often leave you feeling drained.
You never thought having a family would be like this.
I understand. I have been mothering for over 29 years and still am. I
have watched my 4 children grow up before my eyes and I have
experienced firsthand the pain of regret over not spending as
much time with my children as I could have or in the ways that could be
I have also experienced firsthand the positive results that can
come from nurturing a close relationship with a child.
I have seen how such a relationship can help a child successfully
weather many of the unpredictable stages involved in growing up.
|I know how much most
moms long to develop lifelong, healthy
relationships with their kids and I know how frustrating it is when
everyday simple tasks get in the way.
That is why I created this website. As another mom who has "been there,
done that", I can encourage and help you use strategic tips on parenting and get the daily challenges
of life under control so you can be free to be there with
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So stop trying to do everything yourself and be open to learning about tools, resources, and ideas you can put to work and immediately start seeing results
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There are feedback forms on nearly every page of this website. I
encourage you to let me know what is working and what you could still
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I'll be listening. Enjoy!
A Dash of Mothering...and the Warm Fuzzies of Food
If your mothering strategy is to 'wing it', you may find yourself
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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
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How to stop back talking isn't an option in a family. Bring respect back to your home starting today.
- Don't talk to me that way!
Dinnertime and a child's
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- Are you doing things the hard way?
If you're pulling your hair out over your kids' behavior, consider this
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- The Secret your child
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Try my printable reward
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Child behavior modification is a hot topic. What is your child's
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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
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We like to camp. Here is a camping
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- What does your family do for fun?
I made these checklists just for you. Road trip checklist, vacation checklist, and vacation packing checklist.
- No camping, but are you going on a vacation this year?
Use our free printable
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Childproof your home and get
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- Mothering is a true joy and you'll want to keep it that way.
Don't panic! Use this family
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- Yikes! I have to host a family dinner!
Use printable homework
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- Tired of fighting over homework?
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