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How to Create a Summer Schedule Your Kids Will Love

How to Create a Summer Schedule Your Kids Will Love

Does this sound familiar, mama?

Day One of the long summer school holidays: ‘Yay! I get my babies at home again, how I miss them, I can’t wait to spend some quality time together.

Day Four of the (interminably long) summer school holidays: ‘Send help. Or coffee. Or wine. Dear Lord...how many more weeks of summer?’

The usual routines are gone and home life resembles the Wild West. At worst, it’s The Purge with sunscreen.

But what if it didn’t have to be this way?

How to Create Family Traditions (Even if Your Family Just Wants to Watch TV)

How to Create Family Traditions (Even if Your Family Just Wants to Watch TV)

You know it happens.

You’ve seen it on Pinterest.

And Instagram.

Families (voluntarily) spending time together. And I’m not talking about time spent yelling at each other - they’re actually doing fun stuff together.

Say whaaaaaaat?

Let me guess. You want a bit of that apple pie-wholesome, Waltons-inspired, white picket fence-style fun. But….the kids don’t comply with your attempts and dad’s already in front of the TV loading up the football.

Is there an easy way to establish fun and meaningful family traditions that bring your family together?

How to Get Kids to Tidy Their Room - Even If Their Room Looks Like it Was Just Ransacked by Burglars

How to Get Kids to Tidy Their Room - Even If Their Room Looks Like it Was Just Ransacked by Burglars

Are you concerned your kid’s bedroom may just have been ransacked by burglars?

Are you worried that a tsunami of stuff may spill out of their bedroom and swoosh over some unlucky passerby?

Wondering if you should just close their door and pretend it’s not happening?

(Because, who even has the energy to fight about a messy bedroom anymore?)

You’re in the right place.

How to Create a Calming After School Routine for Kids

How to Create a Calming After School Routine for Kids

Let me tell you a secret all teachers know.

School is like a roller coaster - for kids and teachers.

School days can be wild, scary, frenetic, joyous, devastating. And that’s all in one single day. Or even in one single lesson.

So, it’s no surprise that our kids need to go through a period of decompression after school to help them make the transition from school life to family life.

(And they need to tidy their school shit away when they get home too.)

A calming after school routine can be just the thing for frazzled kids and mamas. 

How to Create a Morning Routine - For Kids Who HATE Mornings

How to Create a Morning Routine - For Kids Who HATE Mornings

Does your child hate mornings?

Mine does.

My sweet boy is grumpy in the mornings - in a Rosemary’s-Baby- headspinningly-awful way.

And it’s not their fault really is it? They’re just not naturally morning people.

But one way or the other our children have to get up, get dressed, get fed and get the heck out of the door every morning. So the only question is - how to make mornings less The Exorcist, and more Mary Poppins?

My answer for you...a morning routine. One especially made for kids who hate/loathe mornings.