Hanna’s birthday is coming up in a couple months. I wouldn’t normally even start thinking about planning it yet, but a friend of mine has this awesome site about kids theme parties. I was over there yesterday and got to thinking. I enjoy Hanna’s birthday but there are a few places where birthdays, especially kids [...]
My daughter is 3 and she loves to help me cook. Sometimes I’d rather just get whatever I’m cooking cooked, but cooking with kids is a great way to spend quality time with them. Here’s some tips to help make it a little more fun for you and them.
1. Let go of perfectionism
They’re kids [...]
I picked up Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes at a garage sale long before Hanna was born. I didn’t realize what a fantastic book it was until much later.
Chrysanthemum is a cute little mouse with a very long name. She loves her name and thinks it’s perfect until she goes to school. The other kids make [...]
Mornings around here can be crazy, evenings and getting ready for bed can be even worse! Hanna and I keep getting into these power struggles, and both of us are pretty dang stubborn. It always turned into a lose/lose situation, and it wasn’t building the type of relationship I wanted between us.
I mean really, [...]