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 […]

How to Gently Handle Aggression in Young Children

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Hitting, biting and kicking all happen with young kids. Even though we know this, it never makes it easier to deal with or handle as parents. I know for me, I firmly believe in gentle parenting. I follow attachment parenting techniques, positive discipline etc. However, aggression was the only aspect of parenting that made me second guess […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Become a More Positive and Present Parent in 2016

There are days where I feel like I have this parenting thing under my belt…and then there are days where it just completely gets the best of me. Ironically, those days actually have very little to do with my children and are more a product of outside stressors wearing on my patience, or a severe lack […]