The Success of Our Summer Chore Chart

The TV was getting a lot of attention, and my creativity was drying up quickly. I needed some kind of incentive to push George to do something other than beg me for more TV time. And so, I did what all good parents do when they need fresh ideas.

Mama’s 2018 Reading Challenge: August

Last month, I came across The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin and decided it needed a new home on my bookshelf…next to my stacks of other books that I’m sure I’ll get to someday very, very soon.

Making the Most of the Dreaded Bedtime Routine

That little boy isn’t going to be this small ever again. And I think it’s precious that he organizes his periodic table of elements cards by color while I read The Cat in the Hat to him.

Things My 3-Year-Old Ponders

Today, I thought I’d entertain you with the musings of my 3-year-old. I hope it’s not just my husband and me who find him hilarious, as these are quickly becoming my favorite posts.

Wait, What Did You Say?

Something has been happening for some time now. I had the feeling it was coming. I thought it’d be fairly cute—and it is—but it can also be very convicting.

ABC Books Worth Reading to Your Kiddos

I’m especially enthusiastic if the X or Q are creative alternatives to “xylophone” or “quilt.” Actually, I habitually flip to those pages to see if the book is worth reading.

A Few of Mama’s Favorite Things

I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite things with you. I came up with nine, because I seem incapable of rounding it up to 10.