Tag: children

Weapon Play: How to Address It

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We all know the scene: our children are running around pointing sticks or Nerf guns at each other shooting, attacking, and killing each other...

The Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide for Kids

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I have always loved birthday parties: planning them, executing them, even cleaning up after them. None of it phases me. What shakes me when my...

Six Back to School Tips

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It is that time of the year again: back to school! How many of us are ready for the routine to begin again? The...

PMB Book Club: Kid-Friendly Books

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Are you tired of reading the same children's books to your kids? Those books that rhyme? Tell the same story? Are mass-produced and mass-marketed?...

Sorry Not Sorry: A Letter to My Second Child

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  Dear Child #2,   I am sorry. I am sorry I forgot to plan your birthday party. I am sorry I whipped up a lame birthday...

The Importance of Spending Intentional Time with Your Children

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It is 2:30 p.m. The door flings open as my three older children rush into the house in a frenzy. Backpacks, shoes, and socks...

A Love Letter to My Children

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Dear Children, This morning I think of you as I look about the kitchen. You are not here now, but there is evidence of you...

Set Time Limits on Technology with Screen

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If your family is like mine, monitoring your kids' screen time and media exposure throughout the week is a constant worry. With schools now...

My House is a Neighborhood Kid Hangout Spot

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On a recent non-school day nine neighborhood kids, ranging in age from 2-11, played in my living room, jumped on our trampoline, and asked...