Tag Archives: Parenting

28Oct/14
5 Ways to Simplify Halloween with Kids

5 Ways to Simplify Halloween with Kids

Here’s a funny video of Cheryl and I giving you 5 ways to simplify Halloween for kids. Don’t be fooled, this video is silly and full of surprises – including some bloopers. It also delivers 5 serious practical tips that will help you have an amazing time with you kids this Halloween.

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15Sep/14
How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

Building a community is not easy, even making new friends can be tough but I think it’s well worth it. In this video, Cheryl and I discuss some ways you can start building a community by simply being intentional.

Do you have experience building neighbourhood communities? Share with us your successes, difficulties and how you made it all happen!

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25Aug/14
Tale of an Acorn

Tale of an Acorn

Acorn

Parenting is hard work. I tried to think of many more eloquent ways to say it but no words can mask the truth that parenting is just plain hard. I have only been doing it for four years now but I can tell you that it is by far the most draining and challenging of tasks I have undergone in my life. In fact, some days it seems so overwhelming that I want to throw up my hands and say “I give up”. But I recently had a bit of an epiphany in regards to my purpose and I want to share it with you to encourage you in your parenting journey today.

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22Aug/14
My Simple Christmas

Simplifying Your Playroom: Why Taking Away My Children’s Toys Doesn’t Make Me The Grinch

Thanks to Vanessa and Daniel Hayes of Simple Life Together for featuring a guest post from us. Go check it out and check out their fantastic podcasts full of practical and helpful information for simplifying your life.

In the fight against clutter there is an army that is hard to conquer. They’re big, noisy, relentless and… plastic. Yes, plastic. Parents can hardly remember a time when they could walk carefree through their living room without feeling like maneuvering through a minefield, calculating every step to avoid the painful *crunch* of a toy underfoot. But what are all of these toys and where did they come from? A more practical question still is how can we reduce them without causing a meltdown? Continue reading.