Get Kids to Read
Reading not only inspires kids to learn, but it is an independent activity that a child can do on his or her own. Reading transports kids to other places while mom is busy working. When kids love to read, it's a beautiful thing. But when they don't, what is a parent to do? How can you get kids to read?See submissions
How to Get Kids to Help With Household Chores
Kids always want to gain more privileges ("Mom, can I have a cell phone?"), but when it comes to responsibilities, like household chores, well, they'll just as soon opt out. Household chores are rarely met with enthusiasm. But in the long run we're doing our kids a disservice if we don't teach them how to take care of household chores. And in...See submissions
Which Kids' Activity Do You Wish You'd Said "No" To?
Not all activities for kids are created equal. Some are more enjoyable and easier on the schedule. Which do you wish you had skipped?
Summer Activities - What Kids Summer Activities Do You Plan - Every Day...
Summer activities for kids might be the exciting kind (summer camp, amusement parks and pool parties, etc.), but most work at home moms need a few of the more everyday kind of summer activities. Share your ideas and get some ideas from other moms on everyday summer activities.
Snow Day Fun - What Do You Do for Snow Day Fun?
Though stressful for parents, school snow days are special for kids. They are the stuff of lasting childhood memories. Intentionally or not, families often develop snow day traditions, like sledding or playing board games or making cookies. What are your family's snow day traditions?
What Makes a Toy Good?
As a work at home mom, I have some strong opinions about what makes a toy good or not. Let me know whether you agree or disagree.
Working During Naptime - What Do You Do While Your Child Naps?
Many work at home moms plan their whole day around their child's nap. When else but naptime do they get a long stretch of quiet? But the problem with working during naptime can be that naps are not always consistent. How do you deal with this? What kind of things do you do while your child naps?
Picnics With Kids -Share Your Tips for Picnics With Kids - Taking a Picnic...
Taking picnics with kids can be a logistical nightmare or a great way for kids to run off steam while parents relax. What are your tips for a relaxing picnic with kids?
How Much Is Too Much TV for Kids?
Do you let your kids watch TV while you are working? If yes, how much is too much TV? If not, why not?