6 Essential Oil Blends for Peace and Calm

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Here is an amazing list of 6 relaxing essential oil blends for peace and calm. These blends are powerful, effective and work quickly to invoke feelings of peaceful relaxation while clearing your mind.   This rollercoaster of life sure keeps me on my toes, Whew! Life gets busy; we’re running from one place to the next, have […]

Raising (and embracing) a Strong Willed Daughter

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Raising a strong willed daughter can be exhausting and draining, but embracing this personality trait can teach them how to use their will advantageously.   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 […]

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 […]

How to Listen to Your Child: This one thing affects 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 […]

Give the Gift of the NJ Lottery for the Holidays

This simple to put together gift of the NJ Lottery is perfect for the people in your life who you just don't know what to get! Stress-free gifting!

We all have those people on our list that we just don’t know what to buy when it comes to a gift. Maybe it’s a co-worker who you don’t know that well, or maybe it’s your husband who buys everything that he wants for himself (ahem). Either way, you can’t go wrong in giving the gift […]

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 […]

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 […]