How to Deal with an Angry Kid in a Gentle Way

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Having an angry kid can be quite exhausting to deal with. While working on my Master’s degree in Child Development, and for my undergrad thesis, I studied child temperament. Kids are all different. Some are easygoing and carefree, while others have a more difficult time with transitions, regulating emotions and handling big feelings. If you […]

6 Essential Oil Blends for Peace and Calm

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This rollercoaster of life sure keeps me on my toes, Whew! Life gets busy; we’re running from one place to the next, have tons of responsibility and often things get thrown at us last minute. We’re flexible; we can handle it, right? Even the best of us need downtime on occasion. Everyone deserves a space they can […]

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 […]