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9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Parenting

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

By Linda Searing<p>The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one …

Mobile Devices

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

All Natural Fall Scented Wax Tarts | Far From Normal

Want to give your home a warm fall scent, without nasty chemical fragrance? These all natural fall scented wax tarts smell amazing, and are simple to …

22 Baking Soda Uses for Cleaning, Personal Care, and Remedies

Operation Deep Clean for guests is currently underway at my house, which means I’m glamming it up in sweatpants and dumping baking soda on …

Cleaning

12 Life Hacks Every Dog Owner Should Know

I’m a big fan of “life hacks.” Quick and simple tips that make life easier are basically the bread and butter of this blog! Over the years I’ve …

3 genius ways to clean your home using essential oils

Is there anything essential oils <i>can’t</i> do? They help relieve work-related stress, soothe winter cold symptoms, make your skin glow, and even get you …

Cleaning

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

How To Dry Lavender + DIY Lavender Linen Spray

How to dry lavender and make an easy and inexpensive lavender linen spray to spruce up your linen closet and make your ironing smell fantastic.The …

Cleaning

This Is When Babies Should Start Sleeping On Their Own

New parents have a lot of tough decisions to make, and one of the most challenging involves their baby’s sleeping arrangements.<p>The American Academy …

Breaking These 11 Bad Habits Will Make You a Lot Happier

We all have bad habits, but some cost us more in happiness than others.<p>Nobody is free of bad habits. From junk food to cigars, from being late to constantly being on our phones, there are things we know we should give up.<p>Bad habits come at a cost--in health, in reputation, in money. But some are …

Happiness

This Play Dough Will Teach Your Kids All About Electricity

Ask a four-year-old how an electrical circuit works, and you’ll get a blank stare in return. Ask a four-year-old how to make the eyes on her monsters …

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

By Lauren Knight<p>Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these …

Parenting