Why Saying “Calm Down” To Your Kids Doesn’t Actually Work

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It’s something I have written about a lot on here. Spirited kids, difficult kids, intense kids…helping them calm down, teaching them tactics to calm themselves.  It’s something that we all understand as parents, what it means to calm down. But guess who doesn’t? Our kiddos. I know for me, and I’m willing to bet for […]

5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Tips for Flying with Kids Let’s face it…flying with children can be daunting at worst, and exhausting at best. It requires much preparation and attention, but can provide you with many opportunities for lasting memories and fun! A little bit of organization and confidence can make the whole process a bit simpler. Here are a […]

5 Potty Training Essentials for Quick Success

Potty-training. UGH. If you are a parent, you’ve been there. My kids were fairly easy to potty train, and still, all I can say is UGH. It’s a rite of passage for parents and toddlers alike. Potty-training success adds a badge to motherhood and promotes the toddler to ‘big-kid’ status. It’s an exciting accomplishment, but one […]

LEGO Hack for a Mess-Free Building Experience

Do you have a mini Lego lover in your house? My son loves to build with Legos, and I like to encourage any kind of play that involves building, creative thinking and problem solving; but I have two major problems with Lego sets (aside from the expense), 1) the little pieces get EVERYWHERE which is […]

3 Ways Parenting a Spirited Child Can Bring You Joy

 Spirited, intense, even difficult, call it what you wish, it all boils down to the same personality type. The one that can make you want to scream with frustration and giggle with delight, pound your head against the wall with exhaustion then melt into a warm and welcome embrace, or explode with sadness and burst […]

5 Tips for Easing Toddler Transitions

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ATracker by Wonderapps for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Transitions can be the source of many toddler meltdowns. If you’re a parent of a toddler, you’ve been there. Often giving up a desired object or activity for a sometimes less desirable activity (i.e. […]

Life With a 4 Year Old: When You Never Know What They Will Say Next…

One of my favorite things to post to my personal Facebook page is mini conversations with my 4 year old. I find them to be generally hilarious and highly entertaining, now clearly I’m biased, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless. My son turned 4 in 2015, and with that came a whole host of new […]