Here's the conversation every couple needs to have before baby arrives, for the health of the mommy and the sanity of the daddy.

The Conversation Every Couple Needs to Have Before Baby arrives

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Having a baby is such an amazing, terrifying, wonderful, life-changing, emotional roller-coaster event in a couple’s life. Every birth is a miracle – and something amazingly sacred and special. But, sometime between finding out that there’s going to be an addition to the family and that addition actually coming, there is a conversation every couple needs to have before baby …

Catch them being good is one of the most effective parenting techniques I've ever used to help my children improve their behaviors. Here's how to use it.

Catch them Being Good

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One of my fondest memories happened after I was asked to speak to my church congregation shortly after returning from a mission. The invitation came 10 minutes before the meeting was to start. My habit is to say yes when asked to do things. After extemporizing a 15-minute speech, I was able to sit back and enjoy the remainder of …

Gratitude is a skill that needs to be taught, and taught when chidlren are young. Here are four keys to teaching toddlers gratitude.

Four Keys to Teaching Toddlers Gratitude

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Gratitude, it seems, doesn’t come naturally to young children. They are born completely helpless, and honestly, completely selfish. This makes sense. Their very survival depends on their needs being met. So, of course, they are self-centered. However, teaching toddlers gratitude can be done, if certain keys are followed. First of all, it is very important to model an attitude of …

With so much attention on goals for the upcoming year, I thought setting a few backwards New Year’s Resolutions would help celebrate the old year.

Backwards New Year’s Resolutions

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This year to go along with my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do backwards New Year’s Resolutions. What is a backward New Year’s Resolution? A backward New Year’s Resolution involves reflecting on the past year and looking for what is working, what went well, and what was helping the family. Then, it involves resolving to keep those behaviors as …

The Best Craft, Education, & Parenting Posts of 2015 from the Kid Blogger Network.

Best Posts from the Most Awesome Bloggers in 2015

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Collaborative posts, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Parenting, School, STEAM 0 Comments

Hello All! I am thrilled to be a part of the Kid Blogger Network!  They are an awesome group of bloggers.  As we start 2016, we decided to look back at all of the posts that we wrote in 2015, and share our best posts.  We write posts in many different topics, so today you can see them sorted by …

This post talks about the love languages of children and the three important ways children know that love is spoken here, within our families.

Love is Spoken Here – Ways to Help Our Children Feel Loved and Accepted

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Love, I think, is the most sought after emotion by all humans. We crave feeling loved. Many bad relationships happen because people aren’t receiving enough love and go seeking it from any source they can find. Love has the power to change lives, and the absence of love has the power to devastate lives. It is so important that love is spoken here in our homes.

There are no magic secrets for getting siblings to play together, but these three ideas will help them play together nicely.

Secrets for getting Siblings to Play Together

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Oh, the exuberance of Christmas morning! Amid the unwrapping and laughter of the festive morning, there’s the expected glee of playing with new gifts. But, then there’s also the inevitable contention that comes when one sibling wants another to share the new toy. Are there secrets for getting siblings to play together? I think there are three – setting reasonable …