Toddler

best friends

The Importance of a Best Friend

My son is growing up at lightspeed. I think about his future, and there is one thing I really hope for him: I want him...
before and after kids

A Woman’s Inner Dialogue Before and After Kids

Waistlines, sleep patterns, and tolerance levels aren’t the only things that change after a women becomes a mother. Arguably, the most fundamental shift takes place...
baby

I Don’t Want Another Baby

Enjoy each moment, they go by so quickly. Savor those cuddles, before you know it they won’t want to hug anymore. Don’t blink – they grow...
parenting

Becoming a Parenting Expert: 4 Observational Parenting Skills

How Parents Foster Positive Emotional Development Becoming a keen observer of your child may go even further in fostering positive emotional development than self-help articles,...
back to school

Tips For Making the Switch From Summer Vacation to Back To School

Transitioning from summer to back to school can be challenging for even the most organized family: late nights to early mornings, fun activities to hectic...
transition

3 Ways to Ease the Transition to Two Kids

I was very nervous about the birth of my second child. I had heard stories of how the transition from one to two children...
french fries

7 Easy Ways to Amaze Your Family About the Foods and Drinks they Consume

My article "How to Get Your Kids WANT to Eat Healthy" talks about getting your kids to want to eat healthy, and the value of...
parents reading to children

Reading To Children From Babyhood to Adolescence – 6 Keys To Introducing Reading Skills

What is Reading Readiness? Reading Readiness is when your child, usually ages 4-7, begins to enjoy learning sight words and phonics or just remarkably reads...
new mom friends

3 Ways To Make New Mom Friends By Using Your Child

When my son was first born, I struggled to make new mom friends. I was the first of my childless friends to have kids...

7 Critical Questions To Ask During a Pediatrician Interview

Parents of new children may have an overwhelming decision on their minds if they don’t know which doctor they should choose. There are several...