I used to be the kind of person that spent the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s making plans. I developed elaborate resolution lists. Since I am Type-A, I would make charts and lists trying to create my best self for the new year. Those resolutions and plans were usually pretty great. However, I

Ah the holidays. The time of year when everyone is over-stressed, over-shopped and over-committed. Possibly the worst part of the holidays are the events we feel have turned into obligations. These are events that we feel obligated to attend. I’m no stranger to the holiday insanity (see my 25 days of Christmas post) but over

I just took a ten hour road trip with my daughter and I have to say it was way less stressful than I imagined. Because I was driving solo, I was a bit petrified about keeping her occupied for that length of time. This kid complains when we have to drive 15 minutes to the

You guys…I’m taking a vacation in less than 48 hours and I feel like I’m losing my mind. I love traveling of any kind, but gone are the days when I had oodles of time to make lists and plan outfits. It’s so not Type-A of me to be last minute, but here we are. 

Chore Charts for Kids

When it came to chore charts, I cannot say that I was initially on board. Part of me had the feeling that chores should be completed without prompting. On the other hand, I believe that being clear about expectations is key. This is especially helpful when your little people don’t understand what they are expected