10 Reasons You Need a Bottle of Vetiver Essential Oil

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Highly underrated and often overlooked, Vetiver essential oil is a household favorite. We don’t hear about Vetiver very often, but it is truly is a blessing in a bottle, especially for kiddos who need a little extra help calming down. Essential oils that help with peace and calm in the house are definitely some of my […]

This 5-Minute Mom Hack Will Makeover Your Kid’s Morning Routine

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Does this morning routine sound familiar? “It’s time to get up.” “Come on I need you to start moving.” “Please get up and go to the bathroom.” “Alright it’s really time to wake up now otherwise we will be late.” This is how just about every morning waking up for Kindergarten went for my kiddo. Our […]

Five Ways to Encourage Creative Play in Your Preschooler

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This article on creative play is written on behalf on Dilly’s Treehouse, a company with a goal to inspire ALL young children to learn and discover through active play and investigation. Check out our review of their boxes, which includes a short unboxing video and a look into what they have to offer young children. *This post […]

Books about Optimism for Kids

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Teaching kids to be optimistic is possible, but simple telling them to do so won’t just work. There are many different ways we can teach optimism and positive thinking to kids, from using positive language and avoiding negative quips. Additionally reading books about optimism and the power of a positive outlook can really help kids see […]

How to Raise Optimistic Kids: The Power of Positive Thinking for Children

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As parents, we want to raise optimistic kids who view the world with the glass half full. Not only does it make them more enjoyable to be around, but kids with a positive outlook generally perform better overall, particularly academically. This style of optimistic thinking doesn’t protect kids from getting angry (that’s normal), rather it […]

8 Ways Kids Can Calm Down Anywhere PLUS a Printable Mini Book

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Calming tools are really wonderful for kids who are quick to anger or have a difficult time calming down when upset. In my post about tips for helping an angry child calm down, I added an infographic at the end with some ways kids can calm down anywhere, those tools were so popular I wanted […]