This Little Girl is TOO Freakin’ Smart!!! (She ALMOST Got Me, Y’all)

My 9 year old daughter has been playing us all.  Just this morning she almost got her oldest brother in big trouble.  They were doing their usual morning bonding exercise (AKA "who can get who in trouble first by annoying each other") when I almost fell into a big trap.  I'll lay it out for … Continue reading This Little Girl is TOO Freakin’ Smart!!! (She ALMOST Got Me, Y’all)

Stop Obsessing Over Your Kid’s Grades!

Hi guys, In my latest post I talk about grades. My husband & I have decided to completely stop stressing about our middle child's grades because of the school system's practices. Our children are given assessments, tests & quizzes so often that we all of us were overwhelmed with trying to keep up. Between the … Continue reading Stop Obsessing Over Your Kid’s Grades!

Monday Mom Tip!

Today's tip comes with a side of bad timing.  I really should have told you this in September or something.  Anyway, here it is: Stay a month ahead of the holidays! I mean, really, who can argue with that?  I'm a state employee and an entrepreneur.  So my pay schedule tries to run my household.  … Continue reading Monday Mom Tip!

Monday “Mom Tip”

Got little ones?  Respect their height situation!  They can't reach everything we can & we don't always want them reaching what they can reach.  Try reorganizing your kitchen storage areas.  Set aside a lower cabinet just for them.  Put their favorite cups, plates, bowls, utensils, dry snacks, napkins and roll of paper towels in their … Continue reading Monday “Mom Tip”

Don’t Know How to Handle Your Child’s Problem? Try “The 1-2-3-4-5 system”

The 1-2-3-4-5 system Think about this method I came up with (it may work for you, it may not).  There are 5 different ways you can communicate with your teen (or any age group, really).  I call them the 5 levels.  Level 1 is DO NOTHING.  Level 2 is LISTEN.  Level 3 is GIVE ADVICE.  … Continue reading Don’t Know How to Handle Your Child’s Problem? Try “The 1-2-3-4-5 system”

One step closer…

I'm so excited!!!  I've been working on completing the final parts of my new book, How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18 & it's so hard to hold back!  But I want to make sure I release the best product possible.  Isn't it interesting how we want to pour out to others … Continue reading One step closer…

Book update!

Hi good people, I know you're wondering:  Tonya, you said the book, Are We There Yet?  How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18, would be out by now!  What's up?  I'll tell you what's up.  I put too much in it!  Don't get me wrong, I want every parent to have useful … Continue reading Book update!

10 Time Snatching Tips for Moms

Moms are overachievers by nature.  The person who is the hub of the home and the manager of the household is surely a living, breathing phenomenon!  So how can I help you get more out of your day?  Here are some moments of time you may be missing out on. 1.  Nap Time Nap time="What … Continue reading 10 Time Snatching Tips for Moms

I’m working on book #2!

I'm very excited that I've published my first book, Mostly Sunny...With a Chance of Clouds & Rain, and now I'm off & running writing book #2.  My first series is:  Are We There Yet?  How NOT to Kill Your Kid Before They Turn 18.  I decided to write a series on parenting (& how to … Continue reading I’m working on book #2!