Why We Have a Bedtime

  I know a lot of peaceful parents who don’t have a bedtime. Obviously, this is perfectly fine if it works for you and your family. I want to be clear here, I do not think that you are doing anything wrong if you don’t have a bedtime and no one in your family is suffering. More power to you. I honestly wish I could do it that way. This is more for people who may have heard the…

Live With Integrity

About a month ago I was on the phone having a conversation with my older brother when I got the idea for this post, though I didn’t know it just yet. When talking to this man you know you will get a genuine and quality conversation. There is always a chance that you will be glued to your phone for three hours (or more). But the thing is, you won’t even notice the time because the ideas you…

Stop Giving Ultimatums and Start Giving Choices

One of the quickest ways to get into an infuriating power struggle with your child is to give them an  ultimatum. “Clean your room or you’re not playing outside.” “Finish your vegetables or you won’t get desert.” “Stop being loud or  you’re going to bed early.” These are all examples of ultimatums. While some of these might be fair natural consequences presenting them in ultimatum form will always result badly. You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping,…

The A, B, C’s of Childcare Hell

On my About Peace of Cake Parenting page I vaguely mentioned how our family dynamic was rocky for the first couple of years. Something I unintentionally omitted from that page is that my husband and I had separated for about a year and half due to our dysfunction and lack of healthy communication skills, one of my major regrets in life. While we were separated I found my way to a podcast called Free Domain Radio hosted by Stefan Molyneux. I…

No Gym, No Problem

Life is busy. Life is messy. Life is far from perfect. We all have our Pinterest full of gym workouts, quotes, and, of course, those adorable leggings that we just have to have. But the truth is, life is chaotic; and if you have kids, getting to the gym can be close to impossible. Maybe you worked all day and you can’t bare the thought of leaving them again once you’ve picked them up for the day. Maybe…

Why You Absolutely Need to Schedule Me Time Everyday

Do you ever feel selfish when you ask your kids to leave you be for an hour so you can read your new book? How about when you go to the gym, take an extra long bath, or just simply want to sip your coffee hot at the table for a few minutes before you make breakfast? You feel like your kids deserve your time, your heart, your soul, and if you use any of that for yourself then…

How My Husband and I Homeschool as a Team

This time last year I had a full time job. I was working 40 plus hours a week and so was my husband. My daughter was in child care (cringe) and my son was in public school (double cringe). Months before this I had already swallowed the red pill that I had made a mistake by working and putting my child in any kind of alternative care. Basically, every minute of those 40 plus hours was pure hell…

Six Classic Book Recommendations From Your Favorite Peaceful Parent

I LOVE to read. I have four books on my nightstand that I am currently reading. I have a bookshelf full of books that I still need to get to and I just added three books to that pile last night (it would have been more but I couldn’t find several of them in the book store). Last week I did a post called I Could Be Writing where I discussed being present and how that can become difficult…

I Could be Writing

Do you ever feel like you are not where you should be? Like every time you are doing one thing you should be doing another? Like you’re always a step, or twelve, behind where you should be?   Yeah, me too.   You are not alone. I think it is easy for parents, especially, to feel this way because our children get most of our time. Which only means, we are being good parents. It is easy to…

What You’re Doing Wrong as a Homeschool Parent

I’m kidding. But seriously, I have never questioned if I am failing or succeeding so often during a single adventure in my entire life. Since you decided to read this article, I’m going to guess we share that feeling. First, we are probably all doing better than we think. How can I tell? We have all concerned ourselves enough with our child’s education to come to the conclusion that homeschool is better than public school. A great start…