“Mom, what’s for dinner?” Nearly every mom without a meal plan dreads that question. I’ve been making family meals for over two decades, and without a meal plan I still dread that question. When I was a young mom, there were always women … [Read more...] about The Magic Meal Plan GuideLike what you see here? Click here for ways to support the Moving Toward Better mission.
Cleaning and Organization
If you have piles and messes and cleaning and organization are foreign words, this is your lucky day. Every personality, especially those who struggle with cleaning and organizing, can create the home of your dreams. The big secret is cleaning and organizing your way instead of the "right" way. My mom was born understanding cleaning and organization. She did laundry on Monday, went to the grocery on Tuesday, cleaned on Friday. I hated that rigidity of that and how boring housework was. Then I had children, and I needed to keep my home clean and organized, but I couldn't do it my mom's way because my personality was so different from hers. Fortunately, I found a better way, and you can too.
I used to be a volunteer junkie. When I was growing up, my parents didn't volunteer much. When they did, they didn't seem to like it. I did some volunteering in a children's hospital while in college, but that's about it. I didn't understand … [Read more...] about Confessions of a recovering volunteer junkieLike what you see here? Click here for ways to support the Moving Toward Better mission.
Video games are an inescapable part of my life. All my children are gamers. My youngest aspires to design video game characters, and as much as I resisted them in the beginning, I learned to embrace them as a part of our lives and use them as a … [Read more...] about How to limit kids’ screen time and make peace with video gamesLike what you see here? Click here for ways to support the Moving Toward Better mission.
Do you know the magic of fifteen minutes? Once you learn it, it’s the most amazing thing in the world. You can change your life in fifteen minutes at a time. Don’t believe me? I dare you to try it and see what happens. How the magic of 15 minutes … [Read more...] about The Magic of Fifteen MinutesLike what you see here? Click here for ways to support the Moving Toward Better mission.
Boy stink is a thing. That isn't a comment on anything except how boys, particularly active teenage boys, smell. I didn’t realize boy stink was a thing until a girl mom pointed it out. It nearly ruined a good carpool. I loved carpools. I know … [Read more...] about Boy Stink and what to do about itLike what you see here? Click here for ways to support the Moving Toward Better mission.