How to be the greatest parent in the world

This is a piece of advice I take solace in. When I was a new mother and scared I would be a bad mom or ruin my children's lives because of my own upbringing or flaws, I told myself I just needed to do one thing to be a success. To be a successful parent all … Continue reading How to be the greatest parent in the world

No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Oh, those tiny humans of ours! We LOVE them sooooo much!  The day comes when you have meal planned and want to serve pasta with sauce for dinner, but your 2 years old wants "Mac & Cheese". And...hear comes the crying, full on tears of an upset two year old."I WANT MAC AND CHEESE, WHAAAAAAA". … Continue reading No “Special” Meals for Toddlers

Self-Care and Why Parents Need It the Most

If you are a parent, be it biological, step, foster or other, then you are a care taker. You are a person who has the responsibility of teaching, protecting and nurturing a child or children. Maybe you are also balancing a full time job, career, volunteerism, care for aging parents or other family members. Few … Continue reading Self-Care and Why Parents Need It the Most

S.O.S: Toddler behavior has me maxed out

My three year old is dancing around me as I ask her for what feels like the 10th time, to sit down so I can comb her hair. She is chattering away or singing, or saying mommy? mommy? and trying to point to something she wants me to get for her...she is so engrossed in … Continue reading S.O.S: Toddler behavior has me maxed out

Parenting is easy, it’s my own will that gets in the way

"People will grow bitter and cynical about life because they can't bend it to their will"          -Marty Rubin It's Saturday morning, the first of my only two days off from work for the week. We had planned to attend the family story time at our library and my husband is in the … Continue reading Parenting is easy, it’s my own will that gets in the way

Staying engaged with your kids when the days seem long

This past weekend was a gift. Thursday, Friday and Saturday seemed to stretch out their golden hours and allow our family to enjoy the days. I got around to doing some crafty science with the girls. We also lucked out and had a day of 50 degrees with sunshine that allowed us to get outside … Continue reading Staying engaged with your kids when the days seem long

How to deal with toddler behavior

This is my very own daughter. She was almost 15 months old in this picture and I remember exactly where we were when this photo was taken. We had been swimming in the heat of August and started packing up to leave for home. Obviously she was not pleased about leaving the lake.  On a … Continue reading How to deal with toddler behavior