10 Health-Conscious Brands Moms Want to Know About


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


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


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 […]

Books About Accountability and Responsibility

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Accountability for kids means accepting responsibility and acknowledging the power and control over one’s own choices. This is a difficult concept for kids and many resort to blaming their behavior on the actions of someone else, or what occurred first. Check out my post here for some tips on teaching accountability to kids then grab some […]

Teaching Accountability to Kids

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Accountability is a really hard concept for kids to grasp. The idea that you are responsible for your own actions, and then have to accept that responsibility is quite the undertaking for a child. However, by setting the precedent and with these few tips, your kids will be on the road to accepting responsibility and […]

Co-Sleeping to Crib Sleeping Transition Tips

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I’ve always co-slept with my kids for their first year (and beyond in some cases). I’m all for it and love the ease of nighttime feedings and cuddles. But inevitably, there comes a point where I want my bed back, I want to wean the feedings, and I want to really sleep without the subconscious […]

20 Hopes for My Spirited Child 

Do you have a spirited child? We all have big dreams for our kids, here are some hopes I have for mine, it includes the patience for those who don't always understand him.

Being the mother of a spirited child is not always easy. Sometimes it’s challenging, often exhausting, and always rewarding. When others see snippets of my boy’s spirited nature they might quip that he’s ‘too loud’, ‘talks too much’, ‘interrupts’ or ‘doesn’t listen’. What they don’t always see, is that he is highly inquisitive, very analytical, […]