Raising Kids Articles

How to Survive a Long Road Trip With Young Kids

How to Survive a Long Road Trip With Young Kids

One of my fondest memories of my childhood is when we took a cross-country road trip when I was fourteen. We took a whole month and explored Civil War Battlefields, Washington DC, New York, and everywhere in between. We started our trip in Oregon and drove all the way...

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How to Create a Daily Routine for New Moms

How to Create a Daily Routine for New Moms

Now I know routines and schedules can be a little.... well... controversial. A lot of people think that you are either such a schedule fanatic that you are a slave to your schedule, or you have no routine at all and you basically let your kids decide what happens at...

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How Declutter and KonMari Fold Your Kid’s Clothes

How Declutter and KonMari Fold Your Kid’s Clothes

When the new year is upon us, most people start thinking about their New Year's Resolution for the coming year. And I used to do the exact same thing. Every December I would come up with a long list of all the things that I was going to do in the coming year to make...

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How to Black Friday Shop Like a Minimalist

How to Black Friday Shop Like a Minimalist

If you're new to Minimalism, you might be thinking that you've seen the last of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or any other type of fun sales shopping event. After all, Minimalism is all about NOT shopping, right? Well... yes, and no. To me, Minimalism just means that...

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How to Transition Your Toddler From a Crib to a Bed

How to Transition Your Toddler From a Crib to a Bed

We've all heard the horror stories from family and friends about transitioning their toddlers from the crib to the big kid bed. The kids get out of bed about a thousand times since there is nothing keeping them in bed. They need a drink, they want a snack, they have...

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How To Budget for Christmas: Without Going Into Debt!

How To Budget for Christmas: Without Going Into Debt!

You know what they say: Christmas is a time for giving! But unfortunately, Christmas is also a time for overspending, extravagance, and going into debt. It has become so ingrained in us that we need to buy everyone everything that their heart desires, that most people...

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How to Have a Minimalist Christmas {When You Have Kids!}

How to Have a Minimalist Christmas {When You Have Kids!}

When you are new to Minimalism, the thought of having a Minimalist Christmas can be daunting. And if you are thinking about having a Minimalist Christmas with kids... it can feel like you shouldn't even bother! But not only is it possible to have a Minimalist...

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How to Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time

How to Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time

When our girls were little, we decided to teach them to listen to us when we talked to them. We wanted them to listen to us so that we could keep them safe. Parents can often intervene before a disaster happens like when a car is coming down the road, someone is...

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