Morning Rituals, Part 4 – Help Calm Before-School Anxiety with Pocket Rocks
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Morning Rituals, Part 4 – Help Calm Before-School Anxiety with Pocket Rocks

Some mornings it’s easy to get kids out the door. Other days, they might be worried, tired, sad, or angry. Today’s post features a morning ritual to ease your child’s before-school anxiety and nurture your connection in the process. Looking for other positive ways to start the day? Check out other posts in the morning…

Morning Rituals, Part 3 — Start the Day with a Morning Quote Jar
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Morning Rituals, Part 3 — Start the Day with a Morning Quote Jar

Do mornings in your household often feel chaotic? Mine, too. Find a moment to ground yourself and your kids by starting the day with a morning quote jar. This is the third installment of the morning rituals series. See these posts for other ideas! Part 1 – Morning Playlist Part 2 – Morning Hugs Why…

Morning Rituals, Part 2 – The Importance of a Morning Hug
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Morning Rituals, Part 2 – The Importance of a Morning Hug

Last week, I kicked off a series about morning rituals to add meaning and connection to the start of the day. We started with a morning playlist. Today it’s the importance of a morning hug. A WHOLE POST About a HUG? You might be thinking, “This blog post could be six words long: ‘Hug your…

Morning Rituals, Part 1 – Why You Should Add Music to Your Morning Routine with Kids
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Morning Rituals, Part 1 – Why You Should Add Music to Your Morning Routine with Kids

As you gear up for a new school year, you’re no doubt thinking about the logistics of your morning routine with kids. What time does everyone need to get up? Who needs a lunch packed? How do I keep this kid focused on eating breakfast instead of making a fortress out of the cereal boxes?!?…

11 MORE Fun and Meaningful Kid Birthday Tradition Ideas
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11 MORE Fun and Meaningful Kid Birthday Tradition Ideas

In this series on making your child’s birthday special, I’ve given you lots of ideas based on how we celebrated our three boys’ birthdays this past spring. In this final post, I’m including a bunch MORE kid birthday tradition ideas. There are so many fun possibilities! Pick the Birthday Tradition Ideas Meaningful for YOUR Family…

Thrill Your Kiddo with All Their Favorite Foods on Their Birthday
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Thrill Your Kiddo with All Their Favorite Foods on Their Birthday

So far you’ve staged a birthday countdown, created a birthday burst, put up festive decor, exempted your child from chores, and given out a new privilege and new responsibility. Quite the celebration, right? But we’re not done yet! We’re missing something critical here — FOOD! Let Your Child Choose Their Favorite Foods If you’ve been…

Celebrate a Child’s Birthday Meaningfully: New Responsibility, New Privilege
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Celebrate a Child’s Birthday Meaningfully: New Responsibility, New Privilege

On your child’s birthday, you of course want to make them feel celebrated. But besides the purely fun stuff, like an opportunity for a joy-filled leap into their next year and some festive decorations, what about a way to celebrate a child’s birthday meaningfully? New Responsibility, New Privilege Kids cling to every day of their…

Simple Birthday Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Your Child’s Big Day
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Simple Birthday Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Your Child’s Big Day

Another surefire way to make you child feel special as they turn a year older? Decorate! Here are some simple birthday decorating ideas to make the day festive. Make the Decorations a Birthday Morning Surprise Okay, I guess more accurate would be to make it kind-of a surprise. If you start this tradition, your kids…