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How to Help Your Energetic or Distracted Child Focus

You’ve probably lost count of the times you have given your son a simple command, like “Go clean your room,” only to find him (minutes later) jumping on his bed, surrounded by toys. Obviously no cleaning has occurred. Instead, like every time before, he got sidetracked. Distracted. It’s challenging to help our energetic, easily distracted, […]

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  • Stacie

    These are great tips. I have a child who is always distracted, and I have to continually have to help her refocus.ReplyCancel

  • Jess C

    These are great tips! My nephew has problems focusing so I’ll be directing his mum to this post.ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    My little man has major focus issues. We really have to work hard with him,ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine

    This is great. I have a few very energetic kiddos and I always have to work with them and get them to be patient, and just focus!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine S

    These are great tips. When my son was little we would give him one task at a time. That seemed to work better for him.ReplyCancel

  • Meagan

    Channeling a distracted child can be so frustrating. Love your idea of having them repeat after me.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    These are some really helpful ideas. It was hard to get my kids to focus on uninteresting subjects.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Denny

    Being consistent is key. Removing distractions is greatReplyCancel

  • Kimberly M.

    My grandson has problems focusing. These are some great tips. Thank you. I am going to show these to his parents and see what if they will follow through with them.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara

    Great recommendations!
    I use the “shoes” and timer a lot.

    When ever applicable I use analogies to sports that he likes. When I don’t want any whining I tell him I am the ice hockey ref. He knows full well that arguing with the ref results in a penalty ;-)ReplyCancel

Inspired Story Telling

Back to school time this year is more significant than ever, because not only is my son going into first grade…this year, his little brother is going to school with him. Both boys will be in school, and I’ll be spending my days alone for the first time in five years…not sure how I feel […]

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  • Kristi

    We really like the Horizon Snacks and their milk too. Love that we can read the ingredients and know it is not full of yucky stuff we cant pronounce.ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    The little cows are adorable. I need to try using those cinnamon grahams for my girls snack time.ReplyCancel

  • Christie

    I love how their food inspires them to play! What a fun way to enjoy their snacksReplyCancel

  • Toni

    We love Horizon brand. We always drink the shelf safe milk, but have yet to try the snacks. Will definitely be picking some up at my next store visit.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    We love the Horizon snacks, especially the grahams. The kids get excited when they see the box with the cow on it because they know it has goodies inside.ReplyCancel

  • Brandy

    I went to one of the Horizon farms, totally cool. This is a great way to spend time with kids!ReplyCancel

  • Joy

    I will have to check out Horizon snacks. I’ve never had them before.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    We eat Horizons in our house. I love that their products are good for you.ReplyCancel

Back To School Means Back To You

This is a partnered post with Wayfair. Back to school time this year marks the first time I’ll be on my own in almost six years. Both boys will be in school three days a week, which gives me three days a week to remember what it was like to be alone, without cute little […]

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Home Accents For The Living Room @RaymourFlanigan

When you furnish your home, you tend to think in matching sets, but sometimes you just want to mix it up a little bit with different pieces you love. Or you have a bit of a bohemian heart and like the eclectic look. Or you simply fall in love with a rogue piece that you […]

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  • Robin

    My home could use some updating for sure. Looks like they have some cute stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Kiwi

    Cute and chic living room furniture. That rug would definitely make the room pop!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie

    These are such fantastic pieces. I love that lamp and the area rug is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Denny

    Such nice things. There is a piece or two I would like to have.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa

    I am really digging that rug! My bedroom really needs the makeover in the house. I am sure I could find some nice things there to help spice it up a bit!ReplyCancel

  • Toni

    I love all the pieces you showcased! The nesting tables are so discreet I didn’t even realize they were nesting tables. Can’t wait to see the finished product!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal

    Those are all beautiful pieces! My living room is pretty set, but I am in the market for a new desk. I need a little more storage space for all of my stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina

    I love a great blend of classic antiques and modern chic! It really adds a touch of class to a room!ReplyCancel

  • Cinny

    What gorgeous items. You know, I need a lamp for my living room, the lighting is not very good in the evening.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    What a great place to find furniture and accents for a room makeover. I love your choices, especially the accent chair.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn

    I really like all of these furniture pieces. The leather trunk is my favorite!ReplyCancel