Category Archives: Family

How to Avoid the Morning Chaos

Mornings around here are pretty crazy.  I get a little knot in my stomach when I first wake up on weekday mornings, as I know what is in store for me.  Rushing, reminding, and stress – this is how our day starts.  Oh yes, and the agitation, as we all try to complete the same goal – getting out the door with the needed items for the day.  It’s a terrible feeling when I realize that someone has left their lunch or homework on the counter. Read the rest of this entry

How to Teach Kids the Value of Money

As a mom of four I have learned so much about timing. When it comes to the “right” time to teach kids about money, I would have to say it’s never too soon to start. Children learn at an exceptionally fast rate from birth to age five. Because of this, I would recommend talking to your children about money when they are toddlers. To begin with, I would keep it very conversational. Read the rest of this entry

6 Ways to Beat the Overbooked Blues

Overbooked again?  We all know it.  And there are certain times of the year we’re more prone to it.

No matter how large or small your family, or the age of the kids, Mom is, ultimately, the keeper of the calendar.  Teens often take responsibility for their own schedule, but Mom still needs to know their schedules.

But with only 24-hours in a day, how do we wrestle ourselves free of seeing ourselves overbooked …again. Read the rest of this entry

Your Child Doesn’t Like His New Teacher | Now What?

One of the most worrisome things for parents when school starts is wondering whether or not your child will like his or her teacher.  I was always anxious to hear about the new teacher after the first day of school, and I crossed my fingers that things went well and they love their new teacher! Read the rest of this entry

How to Spend More Time with Your Family This Summer (Even When You’re Fantastically Busy)

[Editor’s note: following is a guest post by Laura Stack]

Why are you working so hard?

If you’re like most of us, family is one of the biggest reasons: you want to provide a good life for the people you love. Which makes it all very ironic, since working long hours keeps you away from your family…the very people you’re working so hard to provide for. It’s a vicious circle.

Remember that old song “Cat’s in the Cradle,” where the busy father missed out on his son growing up because he was too busy working…only to have the tables turned when he retired? It’s not just a song. Things like that happen every day in the real world.

The lesson here? Just this: the best thing you can spend on the people you love is time. Read the rest of this entry

How 4 Easy Steps Can Reduce Mom’s Stress

Let’s face it, us Moms are overworked!  Sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough time in the day to get everything done for ourselves and for our families.

But, there are ways to lighten the load and enjoy the satisfaction of being a more productive family. Here’s how:

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5 Father’s Day Gift Suggestions for “Real Dads”

As much as we like to think it’s just another day, Father’s Day is one of those days where we, as Mom, are often not sure what exactly to do.

Is it a day for Dad to go golf or to the gym or whatever he does to hang out with his guy friends or is it a day to be with the kids and do “Dad stuff?”

First recognized over 4,000 years ago, the special day for Dad in the US was set in 1972 when President Nixon proclaimed the third Sunday in June as the official Father’s Day celebration. And since that day, and likely for centuries prior, Dads have been getting ugly ties and power tools instead of things they really want. That is, until now! Read the rest of this entry

How To Get Started Planning Family Activities Into Your Summer

When we talk about summer we often focus on family vacations and camp. Around the country kids are out from school at different times and for various lengths of time. Even those who homeschool year ‘round often take a break. But with the kids going here and there or hanging out with their friends there’s often a lack of family time. Read the rest of this entry

Make Sure Your Grill is BBQ Ready!

As I type this my husband is busy putting together the final pieces of an outdoor patio set for our new patio and pergola. Finally, after years of planning, we’ll be able to dine outside on more than just a blanket in the grass. There is much rejoicing going on.

Considering we’ll be spending a fair deal of time eating outside, it only makes sense that we would also do the cooking outside as well. Grilling season, here we come. But not before we give our grill a bit of a once-over and make sure it’s ready to perform. Read the rest of this entry

Win a National Geographic Book Set for Your Family!

[Note: contest is closed — thank you all for your participation!]

Enough Time Moms has teamed up with National Geographic Books to bring you an exciting giveaway!  Just visit our Facebook page this week and click on the “Book Set Giveaway!” icon to enter for your chance to win this incredible set of seven books including both Mother’s Love and Love You Dad by author Melina Bellows!

Two winners will be selected on May 21, 2012 to receive a family collection of National Geographic books for Moms, Dads, and kids! (Retail value of $75.00!) Read the rest of this entry

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