Sleep Better: Tuck in Your Home Nightly Damage Control Routine Have you ever woken up to the smell of fresh air, only to find that the (unlocked) front door blew open? You hope. How about a $400 water bill from a garden hose your children left running all night? Whoops! Sour laundry, … [Read more...] about Sleep Better: Tuck in Your House
Secret #2 Is It Even Worth Doing? Have you heard of a ‘Not-to-Do’ List? I’m always trying to prune unnecessary tasks from my life. Subtraction is refreshing! While listening to a podcast, I latched onto something the guest said in passing. He mentioned the Warren Buffet method of … [Read more...] about Multiply Your Time Secret #2: Is it Even Worth Doing?
Secret # 1 Failing Forward Few things in life have to be perfect out of the gate. Maybe aiming a missile or performing surgery. Although, the more TV drama I watch, the less even these seem absolute! What is the secret of ‘failing forward’? Do it now, and perfect it later. It’s based on the … [Read more...] about Multiply Your Time Secret #1: Failing Forward
How to Build Bonds with Story Time The power of a read-aloud family Reading aloud is the closest thing to "happy family insurance". It builds an intimate bond of shared language, experience, and analogy. It defines family life and creates belonging. It heals and educates through empathy and … [Read more...] about How to Build Bonds with Story Time
How to Nurture Your Family with Dinner Time The benefits of breaking bread Dinner time is more than coming to feed at the trough. That's for animals. It's a time to nourish body and soul. The table is a symbol of sanctuary, community and the hub of a home. Yes, it takes an effort to get the … [Read more...] about How to Nurture Your Family with Dinner Time
How to Wash Away Cares with Bath Time “Rubber Ducky, You’re the One” (Bert and Ernie) If you want your children to drift off to sleep, without a fuss, try making bath time a nightly ritual. A soothing bath induces sleep. In the winter it raises body temperature. After being wrapped in warm … [Read more...] about How to Wash Away Cares with Bath Time