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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

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I am so excited to bring this post to you, courtesy of Anna Crowe Bates of Noodle, about choosing the right preschool for your child. Noodle is the leading website helping parents and students make better education decisions. Using our interactive search tools, families can find the right kindergarten, liberal arts college, French tutor, or any […]

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, […]

Saying “Calm Down” To Your Kids Doesn’t Actually Work

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It’s something I have written about a lot on here. Spirited kids, difficult kids, intense kids…helping them calm down, teaching them tactics to calm themselves.  It’s something that we all understand as parents, what it means to ‘calm down’. But guess who doesn’t? Our kiddos.   RESOURCE:  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY   I know for me, […]

Best Resources for the Angry Child (and their Parents too!)

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I receive a small commission for any purchases made using these links. Do you have an angry child? Books are a fantastic way to help deal with transitions, issues that a child might be facing, or for dealing with emotions. Whenever I am having a ‘problem’ as a parent, […]