9 Extra Job Titles We Have as Parents | Leverage Ambition

Other Sock Seeker - A detective at play, this sleuth must be able to locate the other sock. Wherever the socks may roam, we will need to locate them upon request at any time day or night. Short Order Cook - Children never want to feed themselves or get their own food in the refrigerator. … Continue reading 9 Extra Job Titles We Have as Parents | Leverage Ambition

My 5 Favorite Dorky 80’s Toys | Leverage Ambition

I loved the toys of the 80's! They had a lot of toys that were great learning tools that made learning a lot of fun. Speak & Spell - this toy was so much fun as it made spelling and speaking so easy! There were many games and if you got it wrong they would … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Dorky 80’s Toys | Leverage Ambition

8 Positive Parent Alternate Language Cues | Leverage Ambition

Being a parent is no easy task. Either you feel like you are doing too much, or doing too little. Either way you never feel like you are doing enough. If you are reading this you are a good parent as you are looking to better your relationship with your children. Validating their fears and … Continue reading 8 Positive Parent Alternate Language Cues | Leverage Ambition

10 Indoor Activities for Bored Kids | Leverage Ambition

Oh man, this COVID situation really has us getting creative for our super bored kids! At first we were super happy that we were all together. Not having to get ready to go to work in the morning, and not having to get the kids ready for school was AWESOME! Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on … Continue reading 10 Indoor Activities for Bored Kids | Leverage Ambition

My Top 7 Favorite Nintendo Games of the 80’s | Leverage Ambition

My grandma gave me a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) for Christmas in the 80's and I was HOOKED! I also automatically became the coolest kid in my neighborhood, bar none. Granted I didn't beat all my friends at every game, but what a cool way to gather, chill, and play. If you have forgotten what … Continue reading My Top 7 Favorite Nintendo Games of the 80’s | Leverage Ambition

Homeschooling is Hard | Leverage Ambition

Another year of homeschooling via Zoom calls, and I have had enough. I understand it is not safe for kids to be together because of the corona virus, but enough is enough already. Public schools have completely shut down with no plan to get them back in school in sight. Instead of making a plan … Continue reading Homeschooling is Hard | Leverage Ambition

Quick Nature Crafts | Leverage Ambition

Nature is full of big surprises and many parts of nature can be used to our benefit! We all seem to have a ton of time on our hands now that the pandemic continues to get worse, so why not get down and dirty with some Do It Yourself or DIY projects and nature crafts … Continue reading Quick Nature Crafts | Leverage Ambition

10 Kids Activities – Home for the Holidays

We have all been at home with our children since mid-March this year. You thought you had done every activity imaginable until today, when you came across this post. Welcome to the jungle; we got fun and games. Here are 10 stuck at home for the holidays activities to do with your kids, and they … Continue reading 10 Kids Activities – Home for the Holidays

New Perks For ‘Working While Staying at Home’ Moms

The Mom Project is a company that helps connect moms throughout the world to connect them to better living through job postings and advice. A survey of more than 1,200 moms released by the data and insights division of The Mom Project proves there may be several promising reasons to celebrate. 💼 A Safer Distance: 55% of surveyed moms … Continue reading New Perks For ‘Working While Staying at Home’ Moms

Artwork of the Week: Snowflake Art Project

The holidays are finally here! It's been a hell of a year, but so glad we made it. My son was concerned. He said we didn't have enough Christmas decorations for Santa Claus. I decided to improvise and make due with what we had, which was construction paper, white lined paper, crayons, markers, scissors, and … Continue reading Artwork of the Week: Snowflake Art Project

Women With Children Have Become Quakers During The Pandemic

Whitney Cummings states that women with children have all become Quakers on her Good For You podcast. It is not far off. The pandemic is a serious flu that has killed many during 2020.  Politicians, health sources and government entities are trying their best to keep the number of COVID cases down by making stay … Continue reading Women With Children Have Become Quakers During The Pandemic

How to Be ‘ THE GOODEST’ Mom During the Pandemic

Wowser this pandemic has been super tough on parents with school aged children! Parents have been forced to play teacher, assistant teacher, art teacher, gym teacher, computer teacher, technology teacher, and of course English teacher. My child told me I was the goodest mom today, so obviously I am lagging behind here. But in all … Continue reading How to Be ‘ THE GOODEST’ Mom During the Pandemic

Keep Your Sanity (KPS) HomeSchooling Schedule for All Families

1. Wake Up 2. Brush Teeth 3. Change clothes 4. Eat breakfast 5. Start thinking about journal topic, and write four sentences 6. Email teacher good morning video and explain your journal 7. Start course work on Schoology 8. Finish course work on Schoology 9. Math Lessons on ST Math or Raz Kids Apps 10. … Continue reading Keep Your Sanity (KPS) HomeSchooling Schedule for All Families

10 Somewhat Educational Mobile Games My Kids Are Playing This Week

1. Candy Crush Saga Their Grandma is addicted to it too. 2. Sonic the Hedgehog Nothing beats the OG SEGA version. They should have just rereleased the original. 3. Kids A-Z (previously known as Raz Kids) Learning to type like Mavis Beacon 2020 for kids. 4. My Talking Angela Female cat that repeats everything the … Continue reading 10 Somewhat Educational Mobile Games My Kids Are Playing This Week

Back to HomeSchooling Tips for the New Year

We are all in this together! Here are some tips to transition your children back into school in August/September that will help you keep your cool, AND get ahead of the game! 1. Buy Headphones Like legit ones. Beats by Dre or others may have higher volumes than actual kid headphones, but I would check … Continue reading Back to HomeSchooling Tips for the New Year

Bored Kids? Activities for the Cure

1. Beads + String Oh the good ole, The Who song Beads on a String! If you can find a bag of beads and some string, you have a lengthy activity for your kids to enjoy and get creative. 2. Planting Have a plot of land nearby? Wonderful. Dig up some holes and plant some … Continue reading Bored Kids? Activities for the Cure

10 Comebacks for your Kids Questioning Phase

You have two major priorities: keep it like a White House press conference and keep your cool. Here are 10 Comebacks for your kids in the questioning why phase: 1. Yes That is correct. Validating a truthful clause. 2. No Definitely not going to happen anytime soon, false claim. 3. Maybe Anything is possible! 4. … Continue reading 10 Comebacks for your Kids Questioning Phase

5 Stay at Home Fourth of July Ideas with Family

This Fourth of July is very different than what we've seen in former years. Local and national politicians have ordered all to remain away from beaches, public parks, national monuments, bars, and dine in restaurants. They are still trying to prevent the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus from spreading, infecting and killing the masses. … Continue reading 5 Stay at Home Fourth of July Ideas with Family

A Day at Santa Monica’s Clover Park

Another day off on vacation means finding another activity with the kids! We decided to roam around the Santa Monica area today and found ourselves close to the Santa Monica Airport!  Since my boys love airplanes I was going to sit near the tarmac to see them take off and land, but ran across a … Continue reading A Day at Santa Monica’s Clover Park

10 Best Weekend Spots with Toddlers in Los Angeles

Oh the joys of parenthood!  There are times where you are just exhausted and want to stay home with the kids all day, then there are those days where you really need to get out!  We have two younger boys toddler age and we always find it tough to find places that are kid friendly, … Continue reading 10 Best Weekend Spots with Toddlers in Los Angeles