mindful living, effortless style


How many of you resolved to yell less at your kids this year? Actually, let me amend that, to just […]

Last Friday we started talked about mindful parenting (specifically 4 powerful mantras for families) and I promised we’d be back with […]

I mentioned last week that we’d be covering various “life hacks” this month in the areas of parenting, organization, meal […]

Happy Friday friends! I wanted to pop in quickly and share with you a post I wrote this week for […]

You guys know I’m all about getting outdoors whenever possible! I’ll admit, however, that has been a little more challenging […]

One of my favorite parts of this strange and unexpected blogging career of mine, is that I get to play […]

Whether your family routinely does a ten hour trip to grandma’s every Thanksgiving, or you just find yourself in the […]

There are lots of great reasons to treat your children (even your youngest kiddos) as accountable, active participants at home by giving them […]

With the crisper (and around here, decidedly wetter) fall weather comes more time spent indoors. That means, it’s time to […]

Image: © Suzette – www.suzette.nu | edited and text added | Jippe Eating Scones | CC by 2.0 In honor of the fact that we’re giving away […]

We’ve got a whole “Back-to-School ” theme going on here this week. Last week it was6 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants […]

What would you say if I told you that my 4 and 5 year old get up, get dressed, and […]

I recently found out our contributor, Kristin, has been hiding a very big secret from me – although she currently […]

As a parent of three small children, germs are kind of the bain of my existence. Don’t get me wrong, […]

We’ve been enjoying some great sunny weather this summer and I hope you guys have been doing the same! One […]