How to Gently Handle Aggression in Young Children

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As parents it can be difficult to know how to respond to your child’s anger and aggression, here are some tips to gently handle aggression.   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, […]

Raising Charitable Kids Who Give to Others

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There are so many times in my life as a parent where I want to say to my kids “don’t you know how lucky you are?!“. When they quip that I ‘don’t do anything for them‘ or that they ‘never get what they want‘, it makes my skin crawl. But how can they possibly have 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 […]

Books About Accountability and Responsibility

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Reading books about accountability and responsibility to kids is a great way to supplement some of those difficult conversations about challenging concepts.   “He did it first!” “She told me to do it.” “You never told me I wasn’t allowed to do that!” These are all lines that kids will use to avoid ‘getting in […]

Co-Sleeping to Toddler Bed 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, […]