Parenthood is the ultimate balancing act. It seems like everywhere you turn whether its online, your friends or colleagues, someone is practically yelling at you to just slow down and enjoy your children while they’re young. They grow too fast they say. And it’s true. Trust me, we know it’s true. So what are we… Continue reading It’s not too late to be ‘present’ with your kids
Summer is not over ‘till it’s over, baby! Now is about the time where you will be inundated with advertisements and articles about back to school. And almost every kid cringes when they hear the words, “back to school”. With this reminder glaring at us in almost every direction, part of you might be a… Continue reading Summer’s last hoorah: 4 ways to stir some fun into the rest of your summer days
With all the excitement and hype leading up to summer, sometimes summer turns into a sit-around-the-tv fest, a sugar-fest, or bugging-the-parents-till-they-cave fest. To prevent your child’s mental decay and falling off the progress bandwagon, while also allowing your kids to be kids, this list is prepared to help you and your kids become the best… Continue reading 4 Things to Think About As You Plan Your Summer…
If anything is perfectly clear about today’s vaccination topic, it’s that shame culture in the parenting world is alive, thriving and doing more than well. Before I get started, let me get off my soapbox and share a little secret with you. Did I vaccinate my kids? Yes. Have I been filled with anger for… Continue reading Parent Shaming: Vaccinations
At the best of times, life is messy. At the worst of times, that mess seems to invade every space of our conscious and unconscious minds. Yes, there is still beauty, even in the worst of times. But when life is going to crap in so many areas, it becomes increasingly hard to identify life’s… Continue reading 5 Tips to Compartmentalize Life’s Messes
The lack of rules, law and order is complete and utter chaos. It’s anarchy, people! A home without clear-cut boundaries is also chaotic, unhealthy and plain old stressful! Boundary-setting is so important for creating structure, comfort and calmness and it can be done in an “authoritative” style or “democratic” style. Here are some suggestions for… Continue reading Parenting Survival Tip: Create (Healthy) Boundaries
Will there ever be a time in our parenting journeys when we can indefinitely say, “I did it right!”? Many of us parents perpetually worry if we’re doing things right, all. the. time. As a parent, there never seems to be a shortage of people who suggest there are proper ways of doing things, and… Continue reading If at First you Don’t Succeed: Try. Defining. Success.
For moms and dads Are you one of those people who makes a New Year’s resolution, stays at it for a couple weeks and fall off the band-wagon? Every day of the year could be a day to start a new routine, to kick a bad habit, or to start something you’ve always wanted. Despite… Continue reading 4 ways to hit “reset” in the New Year