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Motherhood Ideas:  1. Movie Night: every Friday  2. Interviews: ask family questions, figure out goals  3. Lunch Dates: Once a month take child out of school lunch for a date  4. Mother's Day Letters: Write love letter to child each year  5. Clean Ten: When things get cluttered, say "clean 10" and everyone picks up 10 things  6. Late Nights: Each kid gets 1 night a week to stay up 15 mins later for 1 on 1 attention time  7. Happies and Sads: At dinner take turns saying best part of day and…

Motherhood Ideas: 1. Movie Night: every Friday 2. Interviews: ask family questions, figure out goals 3. Lunch Dates: Once a month take child out of school lunch for a date 4. Mother's Day Letters: Write love letter to child each year 5. Clean Ten: When things get cluttered, say "clean 10" and everyone picks up 10 things 6. Late Nights: Each kid gets 1 night a week to stay up 15 mins later for 1 on 1 attention time 7. Happies and Sads: At dinner take turns saying best part of day and…

Why Do Teenagers Rebel? Thoughts from a 19-Year-Old Who Didn't I was so rebellious, and my biggest fear is that my boys will make the same mistakes I did.

"Why I Didn't Rebel"--a 19-year-old explains

Why Do Teenagers Rebel? Thoughts from a 19-Year-Old Who Didn't I was so rebellious, and my biggest fear is that my boys will make the same mistakes I did.

This I want to keep for future reference.. Some great ideas. Stuff my mom did and still does for me!

This I want to keep for future reference.. Some great ideas. Stuff my mom did and still does for me!

Beautiful advice on learning how to change your attitude towards your kids (and in exchange change their attitude towards you). Love these ideas!!

How to fix your child's attitude

Beautiful advice on learning how to change your attitude towards your kids (and in exchange change their attitude towards you). Love these ideas!!

practical tips for intentional parenting: "Children thrive on repetition and routine. Traditions don’t need to be fancy to be exciting. family game night. dessert. pancake day. schedule in 15 min per kid per day just for play. birthdate date night. Each month on the number of their birthdate, each child gets a special date night." This post has some great ideas.

practical tips for intentional parenting

practical tips for intentional parenting: "Children thrive on repetition and routine. Traditions don’t need to be fancy to be exciting. family game night. dessert. pancake day. schedule in 15 min per kid per day just for play. birthdate date night. Each month on the number of their birthdate, each child gets a special date night." This post has some great ideas.

How does a mom look after her daughter's heart? A Dozen Ways....

A Dozen Ways to Look After Your Daughter's Heart

We have been using this with Madi for a few days now and it works sooooo well!! We do it when I'm on the phone too! Love it!

The Interrupt Rule

We have been using this with Madi for a few days now and it works sooooo well!! We do it when I'm on the phone too! Love it!

Want Happier Kids? Try These 10 Scientifically Proven Tips. #Parenting #Happiness

10 Scientifically Proven Tips for Happier kIds

Want Happier Kids? Try These 10 Scientifically Proven Tips. #Parenting #Happiness

Much of Gracie’s first three years are a blur of PPD-colored exhaustion tinged with some happy moments. But I'm choosing now to remember the good stuff.

Much of Gracie’s first three years are a blur of PPD-colored exhaustion tinged with some happy moments. But I'm choosing now to remember the good stuff.

Does it drive you nuts that your children interrupt you? There is a simple and effective solution. With a little training, you can fix this!

How to Teach Your Child Not to Interrupt

Does it drive you nuts that your children interrupt you? There is a simple and effective solution. With a little training, you can fix this!

The Mom Challenge: 7 Mini Challenges to Strengthen Your Child's Relationship with God

The Mom Challenge: 7 Mini Challenges to Strengthen Your Child's Relationship with God

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL: On my 16th bday, my dad gave me a half heart necklace and kept half of it. My half was attached to my bouquet on my wedding day. At the reception, he surprised us by giving his half to Chris. He literally passed down the responsibility of holding on to my heart. (Tucking this away for our girls. I love this idea.........I don't have daughters but what a really lovely idea....

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL: On my 16th bday, my dad gave me a half heart necklace and kept half of it. My half was attached to my bouquet on my wedding day. At the reception, he surprised us by giving his half to Chris. He literally passed down the responsibility of holding on to my heart. (Tucking this away for our girls. I love this idea.........I don't have daughters but what a really lovely idea....

Get tips for raising a confident, happy daughter! #parentingtips #family

How to Raise a Confident Woman

Get tips for raising a confident, happy daughter! #parentingtips #family

Great ideas to surprise kids that don't involve money. These are the kinds of things they truly remember! There are way more ideas in the comments.

Great ideas to surprise kids that don't involve money. These are the kinds of things they truly remember! There are way more ideas in the comments.

6 Tips for Raising Strong Daughters. Excellent article! Love love love it!

6 Tips for Raising Strong Daughters. Excellent article! Love love love it!