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Looking for your children and family to use less electronics?

Then order a charging station and set a time limit!

In today’s world we are all guilty of using hand held devices including myself!

Children and teens are up all hours of the night causing many issues in school!  Tiredness, lack of focus, and some grades are affected as well!

I found that by powering off at a particular time truly works, and is life changing!

We keep a charging station in the kitchen which is a common space, as well as a great place to see all devices.

Set up a time in which all devices are checked in and powered off for the night at a charging station.  As I have mentioned to clients of mine, “You are the parent!”

This tip will do wonders for your family and you will not regret it!

Amazon has a variety of colors, how many docks you need, as well as seperate plugs for each Smart decive.

It is one of my top pick gifts for families! Enjoy!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!

 

 

Are you looking for a way to stop arguing with your child about chores, homework and more?

Then come up with a few reminders for your children!

As the morning, afternoon and evening routines can be challenging, I came up with a way to stop the insanity!

If your child can read then he/she can take care of their responsibilities and personal hygiene!  (It can be modified using pictures and words as well.)

Depending on your personal rituals you can hang up reminder signs for wherever they do their homework, in the bathroom, their bedroom, and even in the playroom!

Above are a few examples of an idea I worked with a family on and it helps!

Simply type up a list, print it and have it laminated at Staples or an office store.

Enjoy less nagging, screaming and watch your children learn to be more independent!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!

Summer of experiences!

My goal in life has been experiences!  We have one life to live and exposing your children to the world is priceless!

So far this summer we have…

*watched many different sunsets

*taught our children to cook something new

*made sea scape paintings on the beach

*volunteered to make sandwiches for a homeless shelter

*went to a local farm and made a variety of pies

*have taken our children to a Cold Play concert

*explored culture in NYC

*taken long walks and spoken about life and goals

*tried new things

*collected shells & beach glass

*watched the stars

*observed sea life

*had a weekly movie night

*making a summer photo movie

*went fishing

*made sea glass wooden photo frames & recipe boxes

*had a smores contest

*taught our children new things

*had a lunch/dinner picnics on the beach

*did fun things with family & friends

*helped someone in need

*had a lemonade stand donating half of the profits to a children’s charity

This is just to name a few, but the time you spend as a family is one in which you are creating everlasting memories!  From simply doing things at home, a local park or area, even taking a family day/weekend trip, seek something new!

If you are one who is lost for ideas, check on Pinterest for endless things to do!

Enjoy and happy summer!

Take it from a Mom who knows!

 

Looking for a day with your family to treasure?

Then head to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx to experience the Chihuly exhibit!

From April 22-October 29th this magical installation will be for all to see from Spring until Fall!

Whether you live locally or are looking for a great getaway, this trip is a must with your family!

This past weekend I took our children for a day that turned into a magical adventure, exposing them to art, nature, science, appreciating the world around us and so much more!

Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptures are on display both throughout the garden, as well as inside the conservatory.

If you have a Smartphone then the added bonus is an interactive guide which makes your finding each work of art a cinch!

The Children’s Adventure Garden is a must for the kiddies, and it will be a day to treasure!

My tip pack a few snacks, some H2O, a picnic lunch, or have lunch either sit down at the Hudson Garden Grill, or fabulous made to order pizzas/sandwiches/salads/snacks at the Pine Tree Cafe!

Take it from a Mom who is on a mission of memorable experiences!

 

 

Want to teach your child/tween/teen a great way to get out of a bad situation?

Then teach them my great trick!

If your child feels like he/she is in a bad situation, is experiencing peer pressure, bullying or just wants to come home from a friends house come up with code letters or a word!

For example, if my son/daughter types the letters XO on their mobile device then I make up an excuse of why I have to pick them up, or need them home.

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This way your child will be less likely being called names, or more importantly feeling weird or uneasy leaving or calling you.

Also if a friend checks their phone and sees a letter(s), they wouldn’t think any of it.

Take it from a Mom who loves creating fun tips & sharing them with you!

 

The importance of giving to others…

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Throughout the year our children volunteer for various causes and charities in which we choose as a family.

A few weeks ago Bambino Chef in Jersey City, New Jersey hosted a day for children to make sandwiches for local homeless shelters.

They tirelessly made over 800 sandwiches with the help of many little amazing hands topping their quota!

What drove them you ask?  Hearing from others how those very sandwiches were for some the only meal that they had, which had an impact on all of the children.

Whether it be giving of your time, items, or a donation teaching your children to help others and to be empathetic is one of life’s greatest gifts!

Take it from a Mom who is grateful for teachable moments!