This hack will help you have happy kids in the morning, and start your days off on the right foot. Perfect for kids who have a hard time waking up from bed. I used to agonize over school-days. I dreaded bedtime (which took hours and a lot of patience) and then dreaded wake-ups the next morning. […]
Make Connection One of Your Most Powerful Positive Parenting Tools
Connection with kids can certainly be one of the most powerful positive parenting tools. This article talks about connection before correction. An inquisitive 5 year old girl has an idea. “What would happen if I add water to our freshly mixed batch of homemade play dough?” she wonders. Her mom is busy folding clothes […]
The Mindfulness App that Improved Bedtime for My Spirited Boy
Stop, Breathe & Think Kids is a mindfulness app that helps kids calm down and learn emotional literacy. It has greatly impacted sleep for my spirited boy. Laying in the 3rd bed for the night with my 7 year old, I feel exhausted and run down. It’s been almost 7 years of dreading bedtime. […]
Refresh Your Calm Down Corner with the Sensory TheraPLAY Box!
The Sensory TheraPLAY subscription box is great for kids with sensory needs at home. Check out our unboxing video, and what’s in our box. We have multiple calm down corners in our house. Just recently, in the midst of one of my 6 year old’s emotional outbursts, we went to his calm down area in […]
How to Host a Playdate in 2018 and Ditch the Stress
Hosting a playdate can be great for kids as well as for parents! But, it shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. Tips on keeping it simple and staying sane. I have a neighbor who always has friends over to play mid-week. How can she do that and make it look easy? My house would never […]
How to Really Listen to Your Kids – Validate, and Skip the Advice
These tips on how to really listen to your kids help parents understand how to validate and empathize without needing to lecture or provide advice. React or respond. This is one of the biggest challenges parenting can bring. The exhaustion, lack of patience, stress, and busyness of the day can wear on us. I […]
A Mom & Son Date to Red Mango: Plus, 10 Simple Date Ideas to Print!
*This post is sponsored by Red Mango. All opinions expressed are my own. I have written in the past about why I ‘date’ my son. The word date is one that we use to categorize our solo adventures, but by ‘date’, I really mean spending one-one-one time together. Check out our date to Red Mango […]
Phrases for Promoting a Growth Mindset in Perfectionist Children
“I know I won’t able to do that.” “I’m not even going to try.” “I always mess up on that.” These kinds of phrases can be a punch in the gut for a parent to hear. Having perfectionist children can be challenging as we try to validate the fears and frustrations they are facing, all […]
20+ Family Christmas Traditions to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Christmas traditions are such a wonderful way to connect with your family and create lasting memories. We have always made our own advent calendar that combines Legos and acts of kindness leading up to Christmas which have given us amazing memories and the warm & fuzzies. Here are 20 more Christmas traditions that you can start with […]
Print these powerful mantras for moms, and stay calm in the chaos.
Kids can test our patience. Despite your best efforts at positive and gentle parenting, there are certainly days where our emotions get the best of us, and we might even snap. These powerful mantras can help. Reciting positive sayings, and reminding ourselves of why we need to remain calm, or rethink how we are viewing […]
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