Category: Organization & Time Management

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #8: Fill Up Their Love Tanks

Connection & Communication “Bedtime is often experienced by children as a form of separation, so children need the reassurance of connection to help them let go and sleep well. It’s also a time of day when feelings tend to bubble up that haven’t been processed in the day, so for positive parents, it’s actually one ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #7: Remain Calm

This is one of the most difficult things to do as parents. We all have triggers that make us react in ways that we later regret. One of the keys to have a smooth morning routine is to remain calm in the face of mishaps, mistakes or delays. If we have implemented the first 6 ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #6: Bedtime Routines and Kid’s Charts

  “Sleep patterns and sleep routines matter because they have both long-term and short-term implications for health and cognitive development. […] If it sets a pattern in the way you treat sleep or bedtime, these patterns may last your whole life unknowingly.” – Lauren Hale. MD, Preventive Medicine Calming, Bonding and Safe Sleep Rituals Sometimes, it ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #5: Safe and Soothing Sleep Haven

Soothing & Safe Bedroom This might seem an obvious thing to say, but sometimes our kids’ bedrooms are not exactly a calm and soothing place. Try to keep it organized and minimized the amount of toys and stimulating games to a minimum. You want your child’s room to be dark. On a scale from one ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #4: Drain Energy and Get Ready For Bed

Sometimes we forget that our children spend most of their day sitting on a chair in school. Recess time is usually very short, and it’s difficult to burn a lot of energy at that time. When we pick up our kids from school, they are usually full of energy, a little agitated, some may have ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #3: Set Up Before Kids Get Home

I don’t know about you, but since the moment I pick up my daughters from school, I want to be able to be as present as possible. Therefore, I try to make as many things ahead as possible, so I can focus on them. These are some things I do as the day goes on: ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #2: Keep Everything As Organized As Possible

This is the same thing I’ve talked about when I was covering the 8 Hacks for Stress Free Mornings. I know having an organized house when you have little ones around is not an easy task. However, the more organized your home is, the easier your nights will be. These are some ideas that are ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #1: Complete Tasks In As The Day Goes On

The best way to guarantee a smooth bedtime and to make sure we don’t leave things to the last minute. Completing tasks as the afternoon goes on not only will help us have a smoother bedtime, but also a smoother morning the following day. These are some things MY DAUGHTERS do as they afternoon goes ...

8 Simple Hacks for Stress-Free Bedtimes

As we near the end of March, I continue with my resolution of improving our family routines to have a more peaceful and connected life with my daughters. Bedtime routines are not only important to help your children develop healthy sleep habits. Children who have irregular bed times are more likely to have behavioral issues ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #8 – Send Them Off With Love

Parents have a tremendous influence on their children’s self-esteem. Self-esteem is the collection of beliefs that we have about ourselves. The way we think and feel about ourselves determines our behavior, our attitude towards life and others, and the quality of our relationships. If your child’s love tank is full when he leaves the comfort ...