How to Gently Handle Aggression in Young Children

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Hitting, biting and kicking all happen with young kids. Even though we know this, it never makes it easier to deal with or handle as parents. I know for me, I firmly believe in gentle parenting. I follow attachment parenting techniques, positive discipline etc. However, aggression was the only aspect of parenting that made me second guess […]

Must-Haves for Traveling with Toddlers PLUS a Giveaway!

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Traveling with kids can be difficult, but if well-prepared, it can really be a smooth and easy(ish) process. We travel a lot with out three kids, both by car and by plane, and have gotten it down to a pretty good science. However, there are a few really awesome must-haves when traveling with tots that […]

Working Together: Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies

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This is a guest post written on behalf of Active Parenting. I think their suggestions for providing open communication and support to children in times of transition are very valuable. Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies The number of single foster parents and stepfamilies in the United States is growing substantially. According to the […]

10 Health-Conscious Brands Moms Want to Know About

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I recently had the opportunity to attend the WOW Summit, a health-conscious conference for bloggers and moms. It.was.fantastic. I went as a blogger, eager to learn and connect, and left a better mom. No joke. I cried like a baby listening to Rachel Martin of Finding Joy as she told us that we were enough, I met […]

Empowering Kids: Building Value and Self-Worth

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Praise is powerful. When we praise our kids for doing something ‘right’ or ‘correct’, a “good job” rolls off our tongue. Seemingly, we have praised them, therefore acknowledging their effort. We then send them on their way with the hopes that this will lead them to completing the task again in the future. What are […]

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

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I am so excited to bring this post to you, courtesy of Anna Crowe Bates of Noodle, about choosing the right preschool for your child. Noodle is the leading website helping parents and students make better education decisions. Using our interactive search tools, families can find the right kindergarten, liberal arts college, French tutor, or any […]