Featured Dad Post: ‘The Poop Car’ – How We Manage Potty Talk

Featured Dad Post: ‘The Poop Car’ – How We Manage Potty Talk

By Jared Ewy “When I fart, it’s like a little dinosaur rawr. When Dad farts, it’s like RAWWWWR.” – Quin, age 3 The other day we pulled up to the house and I did my Sherpa duties of emptying the car and tracking down the children. When we got inside, I settled into some surfing before(…)

A Life Lesson Taught Through A Pair Of Shoes

A Life Lesson Taught Through A Pair Of Shoes

By Jen Murphy Watching your child make what seems like a “bad” decision or a mistake that seems so easy to fix is a painful process. Why not just correct the mistake and make her do things the “right” way? Why not help him avoid something that could end up being emotionally painful or just plain(…)

This Should Be The Official Theme Song For Mother’s Day

This Should Be The Official Theme Song For Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is about more than flowers and gifts. It is about memories that last forever and moments that move too fast. This song and this video wraps up all those emotions, all those years, all those memories into one beautiful tribute to the time that passes too quickly. Happy Mother’s Day from us to(…)

Our ‘Sunday Fun Day’ Is A Lifesaver And Here’s Why

Our ‘Sunday Fun Day’ Is A Lifesaver And Here’s Why

By Jen Murphy “The time goes by so fast!” is a common phrase out of my mother’s mouth. In fact, she says it so much that it gets annoying, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s true. There are so many things that demand our time – work, school, household chores, appointments – that the(…)

How To Create A Fun Family Mission Statement

How To Create A Fun Family Mission Statement

By Jen Murphy Every successful business has a mission statement. So why don’t families? Just like a business, families have goals, dreams, and a sense of purpose. Maybe it sounds a bit silly, or over the top, but families can create mission statements to establish or maintain goals, too! Creating a mission statement isn’t hard, and(…)

5 Tips For Giving Children Their Own Space In A Shared Room

5 Tips For Giving Children Their Own Space In A Shared Room

By Vicki Little Sharing a room with your sibling is one of those things that you don’t really appreciate until you are much older. You can look back and realize how much closer you became with your sibling, and how much fun you had giggling after lights-out. But at the time, sharing a room can(…)

Home-Based Schooling: 5 Reasons It’s The Right Choice For My Kids

Home-Based Schooling: 5 Reasons It’s The Right Choice For My Kids

By Vicki Little I’ve always carried an image around in my head about homeschooling that looks like a scene from “Little House on the Prairie.” For years, the stigma attached to home-schooled children has been that they are “strange,” “socially awkward,” or “ill-prepared for the real world.” These are outdated ideas that are quickly disappearing(…)