5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Tips for Flying with Kids Let’s face it…flying with children can be daunting at worst, and exhausting at best. It requires much preparation and attention, but can provide you with many opportunities for lasting memories and fun! A little bit of organization and confidence can make the whole process a bit simpler. Here are a […]

Nebula Calm Down Jar: Sensory & Science 

Why make a nebula calm down jar? I have written before about how raising spirited kids can be both challenging and rewarding. Something I get often in the comments is “well, aren’t all kids like that?” Truth is, yes. If you are a parent of a spirited child (aff link), you might know that their […]

How to Help an Angry Child Calm Down PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE

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Regulating emotions can be difficult for any child, those with more of a natural inclination to anger can have an especially difficult time. It is our job as parents to find ways to not only help them calm down when becoming upset, but to help them learn to calm down anywhere and in any given situation. […]

Spring Clean Your Relationship with 5 Steps

Why Spring Clean Your Relationship? Spring is here! It’s that time of year when everyone cleans crumbs out of the back of the pantry, dust bunnies out from under the bed, and scrubs the grime from little hands from all of the doorways in the house. Spring cleaning your home is important, but have you […]

5 Potty Training Essentials for Quick Success

Potty-training. UGH. If you are a parent, you’ve been there. My kids were fairly easy to potty train, and still, all I can say is UGH. It’s a rite of passage for parents and toddlers alike. Potty-training success adds a badge to motherhood and promotes the toddler to ‘big-kid’ status. It’s an exciting accomplishment, but one […]

LEGO Hack for a Mess-Free Building Experience

Do you have a mini Lego lover in your house? My son loves to build with Legos, and I like to encourage any kind of play that involves building, creative thinking and problem solving; but I have two major problems with Lego sets (aside from the expense), 1) the little pieces get EVERYWHERE which is […]

5 Steps to Reconnecting with Your Kids After Yelling

I believe in gentle parenting. I do not believe in yelling at, or shaming my children. That said…nobody is perfect. I definitely lose my cool at times, and I yell. I would love to tell you that it never happens and that my parenting is right out of a child psychology textbook, but that would […]

3 Ways Parenting a Spirited Child Can Bring You Joy

 Spirited, intense, even difficult, call it what you wish, it all boils down to the same personality type. The one that can make you want to scream with frustration and giggle with delight, pound your head against the wall with exhaustion then melt into a warm and welcome embrace, or explode with sadness and burst […]

5 Tips for Easing Toddler Transitions

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ATracker by Wonderapps for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Transitions can be the source of many toddler meltdowns. If you’re a parent of a toddler, you’ve been there. Often giving up a desired object or activity for a sometimes less desirable activity (i.e. […]