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Be Your Child’s “CALM DOWN!”

The first person who needs to be calm when a child is having a tantrum is YOU. You’re not alone if you’ve raised your voice to ironically tell your child to “calm down!” We all need that reminder. My Mindful Mat is just as much for the parents as it is for the children. Let’s…

Rethink Time Out

Life is new to our little ones. Think about a new job. How well would you have done if you had been thrown into it with no training? So why do we expect our little ones to handle big emotions without any training? Here we’ll talk briefly about how you can take the traditional time out and time in methods and turn them into emotion regulation training.

Cousin Camp (How To Do A Grandma & Grandpa Camp)

The kiddos had a ton of fun this year at their “cousin camp” hosted by their awesome grandparents and great-grandparents. Inspired by some “intentional grand-parenting” here are some easy instructions and ideas to make your extended family camp experience a worthwhile memory. What is cousin Camp? Cousin Camp, Grandma Camp, Grandpa Camp… whatever you chose…

Balanced Life Chart

It’s easy to fall into a rut with the technology around us. Help your child (or yourself) keep a balanced life with this simple FREE DIY Balanced Chore Chart. WHY & WHAT We live in a world that makes it easy to become one dimensional. By accomplishing something in each of the 6 balanced life…

Intentional Family Time (On a Budget)

This week on The Intentional Family Podcast, we discussed family friendly activities to do on a budget. After mentioning the resources found on our website with ideas such as this free date night idea blog post, or our various Pinterest boards – we challenged our listeners to make use of the budget and time they…

YOU + ME = Progression (FREE Marriage Journal)

YOU + ME = PROGRESSION (FREE Printable Marriage Journal) A common misconception about progression is that if you make something better, it wasn’t good before. Marriage is all about taking two good people and combining them into something that is eternally progressing into something even greater together. Here are 5 ways to progress and reflect…