The Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys: Toddlers-Teens

When it comes to stocking stuffers, moms of girls have it pretty easy...nail polish, lipstick, jewelry... but finding something small and useful for a boy is always a particular challenge. I hate just buying candy or dollar store items that fall apart, so here is a...

The Best Gifts for Teen Boys

The older boys get, the harder they seem to buy for, but have no fear, you are guaranteed to find something amazing for your growing boys on this list. From electronics to the outdoors to cool clothing you can count on, I am here to simplify your life this Christmas....

The Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Men

Here we are again, trying to find something meaningful, fun and well loved for the men in our lives! Below you will find some great ideas that work for every kind of man! Do you have something awesome I missed? Add it in the comments to make all our gifting a little...

The All Time Best Screen Free Gifts for Boys!

It was high time I put all our tried and true and very best screen-free gifts for boys all in one place! These are items we have loved and used for years and years, or new items we have discovered and can't wait to tell you about. There are ideas for every age, from...

The Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Women

It is always so much fun to share great ideas to gift to the women in your life! These are organized by price point to help you stay on budget this season! So many awesome stocking stuffer ideas too! Grab something for yourself and put it under the tree! ALL ITEMS ARE...

The Best Gifts for Teen Girls

Well, you guys begged for a teen girl guide, and since I don't have any experience with girls, I reached out to our fabulous community and you guys totally came through. There is something for every type of teen girl on this list and great ideas at every price point!...

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The Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys: Toddlers-Teens

The Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys: Toddlers-Teens

When it comes to stocking stuffers, moms of girls have it pretty easy...nail polish, lipstick, jewelry... but finding something small and useful for a boy is always a particular challenge. I hate just buying candy or dollar store items that fall apart, so here is a...

read more
The Best Gifts for Teen Boys

The Best Gifts for Teen Boys

The older boys get, the harder they seem to buy for, but have no fear, you are guaranteed to find something amazing for your growing boys on this list. From electronics to the outdoors to cool clothing you can count on, I am here to simplify your life this Christmas....

read more
The  Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Men

The Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Men

Here we are again, trying to find something meaningful, fun and well loved for the men in our lives! Below you will find some great ideas that work for every kind of man! Do you have something awesome I missed? Add it in the comments to make all our gifting a little...

read more
The All Time Best Screen Free Gifts for Boys!

The All Time Best Screen Free Gifts for Boys!

It was high time I put all our tried and true and very best screen-free gifts for boys all in one place! These are items we have loved and used for years and years, or new items we have discovered and can't wait to tell you about. There are ideas for every age, from...

read more
The Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Women

The Best Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Women

It is always so much fun to share great ideas to gift to the women in your life! These are organized by price point to help you stay on budget this season! So many awesome stocking stuffer ideas too! Grab something for yourself and put it under the tree! ALL ITEMS ARE...

read more
The Best Gifts for Teen Girls

The Best Gifts for Teen Girls

Well, you guys begged for a teen girl guide, and since I don't have any experience with girls, I reached out to our fabulous community and you guys totally came through. There is something for every type of teen girl on this list and great ideas at every price point!...

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movies

The Best Family Movies of All Time

The Best Family Movies of All Time

Well, we have been watching significantly more movies lately than ever before, and it has been so much fun sharing old favorites and new releases with our kids. So, I thought I would keep track of all the titles that have kept our family engaged together and share...

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The Best Family Sports Movies

The Best Family Sports Movies

With 4 boys, most of our favorite family movies revolve around sports. We love them all...the tear jerkers, the intense competition, the underdog triumphs, the social justice messages, the cheesy kid winners, the teamwork hype. We'll take them all. Here our favorites...

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Books

100 Clean Books that are Still Worth the Read

100 Clean Books that are Still Worth the Read

Sometimes it is difficult finding a good, clean read that still has an interesting, adult plot and keeps you engaged for hundreds of pages. Here are a few of my all time, well-written favorites that I don't hesitate recommending to even my most conservative friends!...

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The Best Podcasts for Teens

The Best Podcasts for Teens

The Best Teen Podcasts Science   Becoming Mother Nature Can a 12-year-old learn to balance the entire world’s ecosystem while just trying to fit in at her new school? Only Mother Nature knows.   Brains On! Science Podcast An award-winning science podcast for...

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21 Books Your Boys Will Love

21 Books Your Boys Will Love

I have had so many questions about great books to gift boys this season, so I thought I would share a few favorites that everyone has loved lately! I have another list that shares other awesome books but these top our current list right now! And yes, girls would love...

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teens

Back to School Clothes for Teen Boys

Back to School Clothes for Teen Boys

Dressing teen boys is HARD. If they don't have a specific style, it can be a bit complicated to find one for them since moms rarely know what is "cool." I have found that unless they are super into fashion, a few good basic items...

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College Student Essentials

College Student Essentials

It is such an exciting time as students begin college, many of them for their first year! Here are some items they won't want to leave home without. Under $10 Sewing Kit The kit contains all the necessary tools that are required for performing basic repairs. ($7) Mesh...

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52 Modern Manners for Teens!

52 Modern Manners for Teens!

To order your copy, click HERE! I have been so excited to share about my new book, 52 Modern Manners for Teens! It is finally available for order and will be shipping mid-October. I wrote it for many reasons, but mostly because I saw a need in my own teens and their...

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75 WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS

Looking for an easy way to connect with your teen? These “Would You Rather”  questions will help you break the ice quickly and get you laughing and chatting in no time!

parenting

100+ Ways to Fight I’m Bored this Summer

100+ Ways to Fight I’m Bored this Summer

This is the list I used for years when my kids were younger! There are 105 options above, but even more on the list below...with links to resources and help! I call it the, "I'm Bored" list. If they are ever feeling bored or like the only option is TV or an XBOX, they...

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What Your Perfectionist Kid Needs To Hear

What Your Perfectionist Kid Needs To Hear

There are so many pressures during the teenage years, and it is so easy for our kids to feel discouraged. Having parents who let them know that it is okay to not be perfect is essential to help them feel loved and free to be the person they were meant to be. I wanted...

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6 Questions to Ask to Keep Screen Time In Check

6 Questions to Ask to Keep Screen Time In Check

  How can we teach our kids to use technology as a tool instead of a crutch? #sponsored Keeping communication open and reflective is key to giving them the best chance at a healthy relationship with technology. Asking these questions weekly can help: How do YOU...

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practical tips

12 Ways to Protect Your Peace

12 Ways to Protect Your Peace

Last March I was in deep. Overwhelmed and oversaturated with information, opinions, feelings, and obligations. I was struggling. Usually I love to feel & fix & share, but it was all too much. Our family escaped for a week & I resolved to put my phone away....

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Social Media Clean Out

Social Media Clean Out

It’s time for a clean out! Not a closet clean out (you know me better than that). A social media clean out. Your feed should be like your home. If someone is making you miserable or forcing an unhealthy relationship, they are not welcome. When money was tight, I...

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Hello! I'm Brooke Romney!

I help moms of teens and tweens create meaningful, healthy,  and enjoyable relationships with their children through practical application, education, and community. This creates families that feel confident and connected.

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God Loves Variety

God Loves Variety

One of my favorite pieces of advice recently was to be gentle with ourselves and gentle with each other. We are all so different. One woman feels change is happening too fast while another is sure it is not fast enough. One is giving her all to a cause she believes in...

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You Are Never Too Old to Feel Alone

You Are Never Too Old to Feel Alone

A while back I was invited to a fabulous party with delicious food and lovely company. I looked forward to an afternoon of meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends. I have taught myself to be a pretty outgoing person, even though it has not always come...

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Everyone Needs A Motherhood Mentor

Everyone Needs A Motherhood Mentor

My best #momhack ? Find a motherhood (or fatherhood) mentor. Every successful career is peppered with mentors, people one step ahead who give hope, perspective, goals, and a dose of reality when necessary. There are so many women who have molded and loved me on this...

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printables

Summer Ideas for Bored Teens

Summer Ideas for Bored Teens

Summer with teens can be incredibly great and also incredibly hard. As they get older, there isn't as much neighborhood or sibling play and they may not be quite old enough for a job, but 12 hours of Netflix is usually not any parent's ideal plan. We have tried lots...

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Yearly Spotlight Quiz

Yearly Spotlight Quiz

I love doing this yearly quiz with my boys on Mother's Day! It gives us awesome one on one time and lets me keep a little history about each child.   It is so much fun to look back on their answers and see how things have changed and how they stay the same. I...

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Brooke's Writing

I like me anyway

I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection, and Christ is a must read for any woman who has ever felt uncertain of her own worth, path or importance. This engaging, relatable book will fill you with confidence and purpose in your own unique story and give you the motivation and tools to become the woman you were always meant to be.

52 modern manners for teens

I created the book I always wanted for my own teens! They needed something clear, concise and tangible that could teach them how to have more confidence and how to create successful relationships. This book has blessed over 60,000 homes and is a must for every family’s library! Be sure to check out both volume 1 and  volume 2.

holidays

The All Time Best Screen Free Gifts for Boys!

The All Time Best Screen Free Gifts for Boys!

It was high time I put all our tried and true and very best screen-free gifts for boys all in one place! These are items we have loved and used for years and years, or new items we have discovered and can't wait to tell you about. There are ideas for every age, from...

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Simple, Inexpensive Traditions for Every Holiday

Simple, Inexpensive Traditions for Every Holiday

I had 3 boys in 3.5 years, so for quite awhile, survival was the name of the game. I am practical and not at all extravagant, and I didn't have the money, time or energy for extra traditions that would waste funds and stress me out, especially if my boys didn't really...

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It’s Time to Trim Your Traditions

It’s Time to Trim Your Traditions

Holidays at our house are pretty low-key, until December rolls around. I have always been crazy about Christmas. Growing up, it was truly the most magical time of year when our home and life felt incredibly full. With a large extended family close by, there were...

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lifestyle

3 Ingredient, 5 Minute Tomato Basil Soup

3 Ingredient, 5 Minute Tomato Basil Soup

  I have a new recipe that will save you on those crazy dinner nights, and I know your whole family will LOVE it! It is creamy and comforting and works for even the pickiest eaters. It tastes great as a leftover and is even better with all the mix ins but can...

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Laundry Hacks: How I Get My Whites to Stay White

Laundry Hacks: How I Get My Whites to Stay White

I would never claim to be a stellar housekeeper. I do all right, but I find very little joy in cleaning, organizing or doing laundry. So, when I find a tip that changes the game and makes my life easier I jump on it and share it. A few months ago I asked my readers...

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My Simple Way to Family Meal Plan

My Simple Way to Family Meal Plan

As people have been posting about their New Year's Resolutions, I noticed a trend. Lots of you want to cook more for your family and successfully menu plan. Hooray for more home-cooked meals in 2018! I grew up with a mom who is a killer cook and we had family dinner...

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Brooke facilitates change and gets you unstuck by focusing on connection. She teaches you how to have both boundaries and relationships with your kids in a really practical and doable way. She believes in grace on all sides and knows that every parent is capable of creating an imperfect relationship they are really proud of.

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Concise, impactful messaging is key when it comes to connecting with your audience. Brooke is a master at understanding purpose and helps individuals and businesses communicate in an effective, impressive, and relatable way.

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