Gently Parent Your Toddler Toward a Positive Playdate

Tips for avoiding playdate drama with toddlers and preschoolers! Gently parent your way toward a positive playdate.

“That’s my toy!” Sound familiar? Hoping for a positive playdate at your house? ‘Play dates’ are kind of a thing. When I was young, I don’t remember such a ‘thing’ existing, you just went over to someone’s house and played. At the end of the day, it’s all the same. Play dates provide with ample social […]

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 […]

National Geographic Kids Super Readers: Making Reading Fun for Kids!

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When helping kids learn to read, nothing is more important than finding content that the child can engage with and enjoy. Leveled reading has its perks, but selecting and providing books that interest the child will not only teach a child to read, but it will make them a reader.  In other words, when becoming […]

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 […]

Raising (and embracing) a Strong Willed Daughter

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Often I write about raising your strong willed or spirited son, but it isn’t very often that I write about raising the strong willed daughter. I am proud to have a daughter who I know will be an amazing leader one day, and that these qualities will help her become a wonderful contribution to society. Strong-willed, spirited daughters aren’t the […]

Do This One Thing to Stop Whining in Kids

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I love my kids to no end. But, there are days where a whiny voice can really drive me up the wall. I would have to say it’s one of my parenting triggers. I can handle hitting, tantrums and meltdowns. What I really can’t handle too well, is whining and overall rudeness. It’s my weakness. I have […]

Best Cold Weather Kids Gear for Outdoor Play

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Research has proven that parents don’t need to keep their kids indoors during the Winter. Sure, there are extreme conditions in which kids are happier and better off playing indoors (check out these 25 activities for rainy days!), but, more often than not, and with the right clothing and accessories, a little fresh air is […]

Can This ONE Thing Improve Your Child’s Behavior?

You CAN improve your child's behavior with this one simple trick, and it's not as tricky as you might think.

Are you reading this to find some actionable tip to make parenting a breeze? Do you have a child who is quick to anger and seems to lose his/her temper quickly? Let’s face it, parenting is TOUGH. Raising resilient and confident children while maintaining our composure in a sleep-deprived, caffeine-medicated haze is no easy feat. Check out […]