The Secret to Putting on Scout Badges

How to Attach Scout Patches

Do you have a Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or child in Awanas?  Are they earning badges?  Do you have the "honor" of attaching all of those trophies? Thanks to another experienced Scout mom sharing her secret with me, I'm happy to pass it along to … [Read more...]

Tips for Raising a Reader

5 Simple Tips for

Are you interested in Raising a Reader? Welcome!  If you're visiting this page for the first time, I'm glad you're here. If you just heard this at a recent workshop (shout out to local MOPS groups), thanks for stopping by.  Don't miss the great … [Read more...]

The Teen Brain: Is My Teenager Normal?

The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain:  Is My Teenager Normal? I asked Kathy to share her thoughts and notes from a seminar we recently attended called "The Teen Brain" with Neil McNerney.   She describes the teen brain as cake batter, it's still forming.  Understanding … [Read more...]

Tween BOY Hygiene

Hygiene Helpers for Tween Boys

Tween Boy Hygiene - in no particular order, let me share things I'm learning about young men and hygiene.   Shampoo  My son's hair was starting to look quite greasy, even though he was showering every day.  Too much hair product?  Wrong … [Read more...]

How to Organize Family Winter Gear

Organize Family Winter Gear

Winter Gear:  Hats, Scarves, Mittens, Gloves, Ear Muffs... OH MY!   Winter gear is just the reality where we live and we seem to have a lot of it.  We're only a 4 person family and everyone seems to have 2 of everything.  We also have gear for … [Read more...]