Playful Parenting

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Activities for Kids: 20+ Games to Play While Waiting with Kids

Click for more from our Activities for Kids series As a mom entrepreneur, you’re constantly on the hunt for work/life balance. No matter how hard you try there will inevitably be times when your “mommy” world and “entrepreneur” world collide. So what’s a girl to do when you’re stuck in a bank waiting line with…

Engaged Parenting

Engaged Parenting: Give Presence Instead of Presents

Let me ask, can you relate to any of these situations? When enjoying movie night with the family you have your smart phone nearby to check for that “important email” every 5 minutes. Soccer practice on Tuesday nights is great because it gives you a chance to finish work stuff on your laptop while “watching”…

Playful Parenting & the Benefits of Roughhousing

Benefits of Roughhousing: It Makes Kids Brilliant

A bold claim from a bold book called The Art of Roughhousing. But they don’t stop there, here’s the full claim here: Play—especially active physical play, like roughhousing—makes kids smart, emotionally intelligent, lovable and likable, ethical, physically fit, and joyful. I for one couldn’t agree more. I’ve been roughhousing with my littles since they were…

Raising creative kids

Raising Creative Kids: Teaching What Our Schools Won’t

When it comes to raising creative kids, I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with our public schools. While there are many merits to celebrate, there are also areas where our kids are being hindered and starved. My biggest complaint is in the creative thinking department. Our efforts to save a couple bucks with relentless budget cuts…

Playful parenting

Adventures in Playful Parenting: Extreme Picnicking

The Picnic…. Great for weekends when you WANT to do something fun, but nothing too crazy.  Either grab some goodies already in the fridge or head to the store for yummy picnic items.  This might include cold cuts, cheese, bread, chips, drinks, etc. Or you can take a different –and more playful– approach? Remember, there…

Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour

Family Travel Tips: Is the BIG Easy…Easy?

It’s summer which means family travel time. This year, I had a crazy idea.  Why not go to New Orleans? I’d been there several times in my 20’s, but never with kids.  I absolutely adore the sights, sounds, and food in NOLA and knew my kids would too.  After careful consideration, I decided to take…

Fit & FearLESS Files, mom adventure show

January: Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

After years of  “shoulda, coulda, woulda”…I finally tried out snowboarding.  I loved it! Once you catch the snow bug, you’re always dying to go back…especially when your home state of Texas will be 100+ in no time.  I was thrilled to find out January is National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.  Thinking about trying…

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Playful Parenting: How to Raise Stark Raving Mad Kids

I absolutely adore being a Mom for countless reasons.  One of which is the fact that my kids keep me young at heart.  So young that I’ll probably be the crazy grandma singing karaoke at my granddaughter’s Sweet 16. I’m just giving everyone fair warning.  While I’ve got a couple years to work on my…

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