Create A Rhythm

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm | Phase | Uncategorized

Making the Most of Bedtime in the Preschool Phase

Sometimes parenting feels like a battlefield. You need your child to do something, and they want to do the complete opposite, so you both line up on opposing sides. Maybe it’s putting on their shoes or getting dressed. Maybe it’s eating their… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm | Featured

23 Parenting Hacks for Parents with Little Kids

We do not lack information on “how-to parent.” People often joke that our children don’t come with manuals, but the truth is, we have so much information at our fingertips that we can easily become overwhelmed by all of the (often contradicting)… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Create A Rhythm | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

Cues for Every Family Rhythm

Every family has a rhythm.    For some families, morning is crazy. It just is. You have some people who are ready for the day, and others you have to drag into it.  Dinner may happen all together, or you may have… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Activities | Family Life | Featured

How Planning Can Make You a More Present Parent

With the first day of school looming a few weeks ago, my youngest son—ready to stroll into kindergarten—looked at me and said, “You have to get all of your work done while we’re in school so you can play with us every… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured | Mental Health

Why Time Away Might Not Fix Your Stress

Let me guess. You feel like you really need to de-stress. Of course you do...you’re a parent.  Pretty much every parent I talk to is tired. Well, more than just tired. Stressed. Deeply stressed. And kind of exhausted. There's a fatigue that… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Featured | Self Care | Special Topics | Widen The Circle

How to Find the Right Routine as a Solo Parent

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a dad. Most kids I ran around with wanted to be an astronaut or a football player, but not me. I had bigger dreams. I wanted to be a dad. I looked forward… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured

7 Family Calendar and Scheduling Hacks

If you’re like most people, the calm—sometimes too calm—days of Covid have slowly been replaced by the full—sometimes too full—days of normal life.  With school and sports just around the corner, we’re bound to get even busier.  Enter: the seven hacks we… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured | School Life

The Morning Rhythm Checklist

By: Mark Drury   As a dad and as someone who has always loved efficiency, I am constantly looking for ways to cut down on the chaos and clutter of our life with three kids. It’s definitely not easy to go from… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Featured | School Life | Seasonal

How Can We Make This Year Better?

I love a good fresh start.  I’m a sucker for Mondays. I dutifully write New Year resolutions every year. There’s nothing like breaking in a brand-new notebook. And Spring cleaning? That is my jam. If you’re anything like me, you are charmed… Read More