Entries in the Category 'Get through a hectic day'

How to avoid burn out

February 4th, 2010 / No Comments

My mother told me that if she had a college education like me, she would be out working instead of being a stay- at -home mom. My mom was a devoted mom, but with 4 kids within 6 years, she probably went insane and wished to get out of the house. Have you ever felt […]

Keeping laughter in the home

January 20th, 2010 / 2 Comments

One of the impressions I want to leave with my children is that the home is a place of fun and laughter. I want them know that family life is enjoyable, not just tolerable. There is enough bad news in the world that we don’t need our home to also be full of solemnness. Isn’t […]

Building a warm and loving home

January 19th, 2010 / 1 Comment

What do you remember about your parent’s home when you were growing up? Was it a warm and loving place to come home to? Was there laughter? Did you enjoy being with your family? Do you remember kind and loving words said to you by your parents? Or was there negativity and criticism, shouting and […]

Helping children deal with stress

November 5th, 2009 / 1 Comment

The holiday season is approaching. It’s all good, yet, the busyness can get families rather stressed out. My daughter has been having a lot of stress about school. There are worries about getting assignments and projects completed on time and peer pressure of being socially acceptable. She had an assignment last week to complete a […]

What to do when kids disobey

September 28th, 2009 / 9 Comments

I’ve never met a parent who has not been frustrated and angry at their kids. In fact, I would say most parents are worn pretty thin with kids who just simply wear them down. Are you a parent like that? In this series on Getting Control of Your Frustrations, I talked about getting frustrated and […]

Getting control of our anger

September 24th, 2009 / 5 Comments

Yelling and screaming is not the kind of mom I wanted to be. But somewhere along the way, I’ve turned from sweet mild Katy to Angry Mom. Every night I would apologize to my kids. “I didn’t mean to yell at you. I am just tired.” Being tired was always the reason, my excuse that […]

Dealing with sibling’s constant bickering

September 23rd, 2009 / 4 Comments

A recent conversation with a mom with 3 little kids prompted my post on Getting Control of Your Frustrations. Before I had kids, I was known to be a mild and gentle person. “Katy never gets mad.” But what happened to her after the kids came?? Children have the power to bring out the worst […]

Getting control of your frustrations

September 16th, 2009 / 4 Comments

I know how easy it is for a parent to lose it.  Screaming, Stomping, Throwing things!  I’ve been there. I don’t know how they do it, but our cute little angels are adorable and cuddly one minute, and drive us insane the next. But we are the adult here. We don’t need to be controlled […]

What to do when your kids are bored

June 18th, 2009 / 6 Comments

A reader asks, “What do I do with my kids when they complain that they’re bored?” Does it irk you when kids say, “I’m bored!”? While substituting a 4th grade class, a girl came up to me during recess and said, “I’m bored!” I looked at her and said, “And your point is…?” My sarcasm […]

Plan for the Perfect Teen Summer

June 9th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It can be hard entertaining smaller children for the summer months but have you ever tried keeping a teenager engaged and entertained? School ends and suddenly, your teen has no idea what to do. Or they waste their days staring blankly at the TV screen, playing video games or even worse, they just get themselves […]