Help Kids Conquer Fears with a Fear Factor Challenge

Are your kids scared to do this? How about riding down a huge water slide in this? Does the idea of popping one of these into their mouth make their nose wrinkle in disgust? If so, I can relate.  My kids were scared of all of those things and more.  So last summer we began a new tradition – our annual Fear Factor Challenge.  It was inspired by a clever ‘try new foods’...
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Tackling Laundry Mini-Tip 1

If there’s one tedious task that we all have in common it’s probably laundry. Regardless of how much laundry you grapple with each week chances are you’d love to get it done faster and with a little less effort.  So, I thought I’d share a few helpful tips and simple strategies that make managing laundry for my family of seven a little easier.  As I mentioned on Monday,...
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Talk to Me Tuesday: Fun Family Home Evenings

I hate to say it but I’m a bit of a family home evening slacker.  I seem to go through phases where I’m able to stay on top of FHE for awhile…and then we get busy so we week skip a Monday night or two.  Before you know it, a month has gone by and we haven’t pulled out the FHE box once.  Thankfully, there’s nothing like a weekend of General Conference to give you...
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Banish Kid Clutter with a Weekly Stash Box Challenge

One of the big drawbacks of a house without a designated toy room is that I’m forced to let my kids keep toys in their bedrooms. Unfortunately, because our entire house is essentially one level, the cars, dolls, trains, and other random plastic objects inevitably make their way from the bedrooms to the common rooms of the house.  For the first few weeks, I would waste tons of time...
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Quick and easy Reward System for your kids

I used to be a complusive chart maker. I would go through phases where I’d make a sticker chart for various things like brushing their teeth, eating their veggies, cleaning their rooms, etc. Unfortunately though, after the ‘this new system will solve all my problems buzz’ wore off I’d often forget to keep track and the charts would lose their effectiveness. Over time I...
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