Creative Child

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

Articles by Sarah


(STEM + Arts = STEAM) Let’s take a look at both sides.

How to Motivate Kids Without Yelling

A child who is yelled at frequently will start to tune out what is being said and will begin to use yelling as a way to express themselves also. What is the best way to motivate kids without yelling?

Get Organized for Back to School

It can be a tough adjustment for kids (and parents) who have enjoyed some relaxing, schedule-free days to adjust to getting up early, packing lunches, and getting out the door on time. Now is the time to start getting organized before the kids start school. A little organization now can make for a smoother transition later.

Camping Tips for Family Trips

Camping with kids, especially younger ones, can seem overwhelming but with these tips families can enjoy a simple, fun camping trip with kids of any age.

Tips for Efficient Packing

Family vacations are a great way to enjoy time away from the daily routine and create lasting memories. But if you are anything like me, packing for a family trip can be overwhelming, especially if you have multiple kids to pack for. As a mom of six I’ve learned the hard way how to make our vacation packing more efficient.

4 Great Ways Dads are Different

There is no denying that there are differences between how moms and dads parent their kids.

Benefits of Gardening with Kids

4 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with Kids

Here are some kid-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday and honor those who have lost their lives as well.

How to Foster Healthy Sibling Relationships

While sibling fights are normal, and even healthy, as kids learn to work through disagreements in an appropriate way, most parents want to foster strong sibling relationships that will stand the test of time. Here are some tips to help your kids build healthy, lasting friendships with one another.

5 Ways Your Family Can Go Green This Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches and we celebrate the earth’s natural beauty and resources, it’s a great time to think about going green.

Dealing with a child fears

5 Reasons to Participate in Theater

Participating in theater can expose kids to music, arts, culture, teamwork and more.

Start a Family Game Night: 5 Great Benefits

Here are some great benefits you will enjoy by making time for family game night.

10 Easy Ways to Cut Kids Screen Time

With these easy tips, even reluctant kids may not notice they are cutting down their time spent with technology.

Birthdays on a Budget: Reuse and Repurpose Birthday Decor

Is it really possible to cut party costs without losing the fun and excitement that parents and kids alike have come to love?

Is it Time to Add a Pet to the Family?

dding a new member to the family is fun and exciting but it can also be stressful and disruptive if you are not prepared to take on the responsibility of a family pet.

How to Survive a Parent Sick Day

Mom or dad will get sick. Enjoying a quiet, restful day in bed is not an option for most parents. What’s a parent to do?

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

If you are feeling lonely and are seeking a friend, or two, to laugh and cry with through your current stage of motherhood, I encourage you to find your tribe.

Family Kindness Challenge

Why not try to spread some kindness giving others (and your own family) something positive to focus on?

8 Fun Fall Traditions for Families

Fall is a perfect time to start some new traditions that your family will look forward to each year. Try some of these ideas.
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