All Things Parenting.
Parenting is amazing and challenging. You never know what your kids are going to throw at you, but I think we can all agree we want to be the best parents we can be.
These posts will help you do just that.
Start the school day (and every day) off right with a simple morning meeting. Learn how to touch your child's heart and fill their love tank first thing so they can be their best at school.
When our child's schedule changes our schedule changes as a mom too. So how do you get it all done and help your kids? Block Scheduling. Learn how to block out your day and get rid of the mental load stress.
Some kids go charging into school and never look back, others need a little more of a push. Learn how to encourage independence in a child that needs a little help.
Preschool can be so frustrating! So many new rules, new friends, new experiences. It has got to be tough to deal with sometimes. Get the best tips to help your preschooler deal with frustration and thrive in school.
It can be so hard when your child acts out at school. A simple behavior chart might be all you need to help your child get back on track. Learn how to make one and use it without lowering your behavior standards.
Just because your child is starting school it doesn't mean they are ready to stop having rest time. Learn why preschoolers still need time to rest and relax during the day and how to fit it in.
Preschoolers need to play! Learning time is important but we can't let go of play time. Get big reasons WHY you need to encourage your child to play as much as possible.
It can be so hard to get some kids talking after school! But as a mom, I want to know why they did all day. These 3 little questions kick-off a conversation without overwhelming your little one.
There are days when I just don't want to do it anymore. I don't want to make another meal or change another diaper. It's all just too much. On one of those days I learned it's okay to take care of me too.
I like to do everything on my own, no asking for help. But I have to remind myself that it is okay to ask for help sometimes. Here is a time when I needed my village.
One simple phrase can turn my overwhelmed thinking into an attitude of gratitude. You can have this powerful yet simple motto to use as well.
It's hard to make mom friends! But it's harder to be a mom without them. Here are some good reasons to reach out and join a mom's club to find support in parenting.
How do I do it all as a mom? Honestly, I don't. But I have found a way to maximize efficiency and minimize stress. Block scheduling will make your life easier too.
Teaching your baby to sleep doesn't mean you have to let your child cry it out. You can sleep train without tears. We did with all three of our children (including our twins!). Here's how.
Bedtime routines don't need to be complicated. And they certainly shouldn't take very long. Here are the core parts you need to build a solid bedtime routine that works for babies through elementary school.
Pacifiers can be an amazing tool to help your baby settle and go to sleep. But will they cause trouble down the road? Are you creating a dependency? Get the pros and cons of pacifier use.
A big sleep fear of mine? My kids learning how to climb out of the crib. It happened, but that didn't mean we switched to a toddler bed. Learn how to keep your toddler in their crib after they've learned to escape.
Moving from a crib to a bed is exciting! It means a change to bedtime and a need for your child to understand to stay put. Learn how we made the switch.
Dropping the morning nap is a wonderful opportunity to add in independent playtime! Learn how to make a seamless transition away from two naps a day and introduce this skill building time.
No one likes nightmares, but there are actionable steps you can take to help your child work through them.
Preschoolers often don't need nap time. But they do still need to recharge during the day. Learn why rest time is so important and how to make it work for your family.
We know rest time is important, but how do you make that switch away from nap time? Get real tips that will make dropping nap time easy.
Rest time isn't just good for your children, it's good for the whole family? Get everything you need to know about rest time from when to start to how to enforce it.
Kids don't always fall asleep right away at bedtime. Good. That special time between lights out and falling asleep is important. Here are 7 reasons I like my kids to be awake after bedtime.
Breastfeeding isn't always as natural as it seems like it should be. This resource has tips, advice, and real life stories from moms who have breastfed, bottle fed, and gone through all the breastfeeding issues there are.
Twin moms: It is possible to breastfeed twins! This resource guide is what you need to nurse your twins.
We love schedules in our house. And that means yes, I breastfed my kids on a schedule. No, it did not hurt my supply. Scheduling does not automatically mean your milk supply will go down.
Breast vs. Formula. That debate is tough and full of emotions. But having twins opened up my eyes to new arguments. The treatment of twins proves that the whole debate is just stupid.
I have a picky eater. Actually I have 3 picky eaters of various degrees. The thing is, they are my picky eaters, not yours. So shut it. Learn why you need to leave the moms of picky eaters alone and what you can do that actually helps.
We have been working on picky eating for some time. We tried it all, punishments, rewards, begging. Finally I found a method that worked for our family. Learn how it can work for yours too.
Looking for a simple way to remind your children of the rules? Maybe something that is just 6 words? This simple mantra covers all areas of behavior and gets your children actively involved in making good choices.
Want to stop behavior problems before they start? Try starting each day with a morning meeting. It doesn't take long, but it let's your reach your child's heart first thing every day.
Lecturing little ones doesn't work. Teach your children to take ownership of their behavior by using the ask and tell method.
There are so many choices to make when you parent. How do you ever decide what to do? Taking the time to look at your goals and beliefs will help you be intentional in your parenting.
It's good to tell kids to be kind, but what does that really mean? Here are concrete ways to teach your child about kindness/
Because I said so is annoying to kids, but it is actually full of life lessons. Here are real reasons why it is good for kids to here 'Because I said so.'
Our little people have big feelings! And it is up to us as parents to teach them to navigate those feelings. Here is how to help calm tantrums without punishments.
Moving homes is a big deal, and it can stir up a lot of confusing emotions for children! Here are easy ways to help your child deal with the big transition of moving.
As much as we hate it, bad things happen in life. It is up to parents to prepare our children in a crisis. Here's how.
The Wonder Weeks can be an amazing tools. But seeing all those stormy period can be stressful! Here is how to utilize the information without getting overwhelmed.
Potty training can be hard, but there is no need to feel pressured into potty training young! Here are big benefits to waiting to potty train.
We know too much screen time isn't best for kids, but sometimes it happens. Forgive yourself, it's just temporary.
Why do we can if kids play or not? Play really does matter. Here are 5 big reasons why.
As kids get older we all get busier. It can be hard to fit in learning time. Here are actionable tips to make it happen.
You don't need to spend money to have fun with your kids! Here are simple toys you can make from recycled materials at home.
Balancing time with a baby and a toddler can be a challenge, but there are actually a lot of things you can do with both of them! Here are easy activities to do with your baby and toddler.
Some kids just do not like brushing their teeth. These simple activities will help your little ones understand and even enjoy tooth brushing!
Kids need to learn about the world, but not everyone can afford to travel or even wants to. So here are easy ways to bring the world to your children.
There are seasons in life when you just need to turn to tv. Don't worry, you can make that an interactive educational activity!
Do you have a landline? We don't. That makes learning to call 911 a little more complicated. Here is how to teach your child to call for emergency services in a cell phone world.
Safety comes first for car seats, but babies can get cold in the winter! Here are easy ways to keep your child warm but still safe.
Kids need to learn stranger danger, but how exactly do you teach toddlers about it without scaring them? Here are ways you can do today to teach stranger danger.
Body autonomy is important, and kids need to be able to say no to unwanted touches. Here is how to empower your children to be in control of their bodies.
Sometimes a simple behavior chart is all that is needed to help your preschooler make good choices. Learn how to create one that gives ownership of the behavior back to your child and empowers them to follow the rules.
If your child has a late summer birthday you can have to make a tough choice. Start kindergarten right after they turn 5? Or wait til they are 6? Here is everything we took into consideration when we decided to wait.
It can be tough to get some kids to talk about their day. I ask 3 questions every day after school. They are little questions, but they offer up big insights.
Fears can pop up during the preschool years. But how do you know if it is a true fear or a symptom of something else? This will help.
Dealing with frustration is hard, and there are so many things about preschool that can be tough! Learn how to help your child work through frustrations to create positive solutions.
Some kids never go through a 'I do it myself' phase. They need to be encouraged to be proactive. Here is how to help your child take those steps towards independence.