Traveling With Kids

Quote of the Week “You’re off to great places! Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way!” – Dr. Suess Stay Calm Traveling with kids is...

Baby's First Birthday

Quote of the Week “I knew when I met you, An adventure was going to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh The Stress of Baby’s First Birthday When I threw my...

The Power of the Lovey

Quote of the Week “That’s the power of love!” – Huey Lewis and the News The Power of the Stuffy/Lovey/Wooby When my daughter was just a few months old, our...

Camping With Toddlers

Quote of the Week “We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.” – Anonymous KISS When it comes to camping in general it’s easy...

Books for Toddlers

Quote of the Week “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss Reading to...

Traveling Mom and Setting Family Up While Away

Quote of the Week “Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first,it means me too.~ L.R. Knost Traveling As A Mom I have multiple travel trips coming up these year...

How to Set Boundaries with Your Children

Quote of the Week “A child seldom needs a good talking toas a good listening to. ~ Robert Brault When Is It Okay to Say No In my research for...

How to Prepare For Short Term Single Parenting

Quote of the Week “In omnia paratus.”~ Life & Death Bergaid For the Night is Dark and Full of … Children Who Call You Non. Stop. I need water! Tuck...

What To Do When Your Child Is Sick

Quote of the Week “Grab a spoon.”~ Joey Tribbiani Rollin’ With the Homies Oh dear. Your child caught a virus. A nasty, no holds barre, ugly, nothing you or the...

How To Pick Your Battles To Stop the War

Quote of the Week “Gotta Pick My Battles.”~ My 3 Year Old My Daughter Is Confused The other night, I tucked my daughter into bed after I asked her three...

How To Get A Toddler Outside In The Rain

Quote of the Week “Singing in the rain!What a glorious feeling.I’m happy again!”~ Gene Kelly Hello Spring! This was a fun, but super cold, North of the Wall kind of...

Don't Panic - Happy Spitters

Quote of the Week “Don’t Panic!”~ Douglas Adams Why There Might Not Be A Need To Worry There is very little more terrifying than sitting your baby up after a...

How to Survive the Weekend with Toddlers

Quote of the Week “Just keep swimming…“~ Dory How To Survive The Dreaded Weekends You know your parent when you chose sleep over a shower, When all your meals are...

Options In Finding The Right Nanny

Quote of the Week “Sometimes it takes a wrong turnto get you to the right place.~ Mandy Hale”” Agency vs. Care.com My husband and I were SUPER lucky with our...

How to Train Your Three Year Old... to Fall Asleep

Quote of the Week “The woods are lovely, dark and deep.But I have promises to keep, andmiles to go before I sleep.”“~ Robert Frost Sleep is for the weak My...

Your Birthing Story

Quote of the Week “Giving birth should be yourgreatest achievement.Not your greatest fear.”~Jane Weidemen Your Friend is Pregnant with Baby Number 1 YAY! And super congrats to that friend. First...

Full Term Pregnancy With Twins

Quote of the Week “I may not have gone where I intended to go,but I think I’ve ended up where I need to be.”) HOW I MADE IT TO 38...

Special Quiet Time

Quote of the Week ““Spending time with your childrenis one thing you’ll never regret.”” ~ Nurturing Life SPECIAL QUIET TIME “Look at me!” “Mom are you watching? are you watching?...

Kate's Newborn Essentials

Photo by Frances Beatty Quote of the Week “Love what is simple and beautiful.These are the essentials.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson HOW TO READ THE LIST My dear friend Kate...

Positive Parenting Solutions Initial Results

Quote of the Week “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” ~ Gecko & Fly WHAT IS POSITIVE PARENTING Zero to Three,...

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Quote of the Week “The Space In Which We Live Should Be For The Person We Are Becoming Now, Not For The Person We Were In The Past.” ~ Marie...

Speak Their Language

Quote of the Week “The way we talk to our childrenbecomes their inner voice.~ Peggy O’Mara. WHY AREN’T YOU LISTENING??? They are - they just don’t always understand. Do you...

Why Does Talking Toddler Get Stuck in a Loop

Quote of the Week “The way we talk to our childrenbecomes their inner voice.~ Peggy O’Mara. STUCK IN A LOOP It was so thrilling the day my children started to...

Mommas, Trust Your Instinct

Quote of the Week “Always trust your instincts.They are messages from the soul.” SHORT AND SWEET Given Thanksgiving is just days a way, I wanted to keep this post short...

Minimize Toddler Tantrum With These Two Things

Quote of the Week “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way!” — Carl Sandberg” MAIN CAUSES OF TODDLER TANTRUMS Your toddler wakes up one morning WAY...

How To Survive Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Quote of the Week “You can’t stop time.You can’t capture light.You can only turn your face upand let it rain down.” — Kim Edwards” THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 100...

When Should Kids Stop Napping?

Quote of the Week “Let’s begin by taking asmallish nap… or two. - Winnie the Pooh” TO NAP OR NOT TO NAP… Every once in awhile my daughter goes on...

Free Range Parenting Does Not Happen Overnight

Quote of the Week “Not all who wander are lost.” THE CONTROVERSY When I would take my twins to the park on my own, I couldn’t be in two places...

Baby Walker - Walk the Line

Quote of the Week “Baby steps to big dreams” THE CONTROVERSY I have been at many a playground, overhearing moms talk about this thing their baby did or that. For...

Mindfulnesses - Finding My Happy Medium

Quote of the Week “Be. Here. Now.” WHAT MINDFULNESS MEANT TO ME I was sitting at a bar on a work trip with a women who is a business manager...

To Flu Shot or Not to Flu Shot

Quote of the Week “The idea that you don’t need the vaccine because you ‘never get the flu’ makes about as much sense as never wearing a seatbelt because you’ve...

Me Time vs. CoSleeping

Quote of the Week “Taking care of yourself doesn’tmean me first. It means me too.”~ L.R. Knost TAKE CARE OF YOU My whole life has mostly consisted of taking care...

Should You Hire a Nanny or a Daycare?

Quote of the Week “It takes a village to raise a child.”~ Africal Proverb NANNY OR DAYCARE Last week I wrote about about your options when it comes to going...

Go Back to Work Or Become a Stay at Home Mom

Quote of the Week “Working Moms, Stay at Home Moms,They’re Both Extremely Hard Jobs.”~ Paulo Freire OPTIONS AFTER BABY’S BORN Hopefully you’ve had a company that values women and men...

Baby Sign Language

Quote of the Week “Only through communication canhuman life hold meaning.”~ Paulo Freire BABY SIGN LANGUAGE Baby sign language is a way for babies to use their hands and tell...

How Mommas Can Help Save the Whales

Quote of the Week “Once you need less, you will have more.” SAVE THE WHALES If I have to watch one more whale dying from plastic consumption I’m going to...

Why It Took A Year To Potty Train

"Potty Training is a developmental process, not a race! - Deedee & Dooley IT'S ALL HAPPENING! FINALLY! In the last 2 - 3 weeks, my 32 month old daughter is...

C-Section or Vaginal Delivery

"Move with the flow. Don't fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don't try to carry it."     ~ Oprah ONE WAY OR ANOTHER A mom friend of...

Crib or Floor Bed

"If you open doors for them to freely explore they will find their right answers." - Joyce Fetterol WHERE BABY SLEEPS The time has come. Baby has outgrown their bassinet or...

Baby Proofing

"The best proof of love, is trust." THE BARE ESSENTIALS I married an engineer. In doing so, everything we do for our children comes back to the same question, "Does...

Baby's First Shoes - The Right Fit

"The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts." MEASURE TWICE, BUY ONCE First, let me be clear. I'm talking about everyday, playing hard, shoes. Special occasion and sandals...

Babies and Screen Time - How much is too much?

"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, would you be mine? Could you be mine?" Mister Roger's Neighborhood NO SCREENS UNTIL 2 YEARS OLD Well they say 18 months to...

Breasfeeding In Public Isn't Easy For Everyone

"I make milk. What's your super power?" TO BREAST FEED IN PUBLIC, OR TO NOT BREAST FEED IN PUBLIC... There shouldn't be a question. It should just be. Either it's...

Should You Use Baby Led Weaning

"To feed or let eat, that is the question." WHEN TO INTRODUCE SOLID FOOD Let's start out with the obvious... Every baby is different. But, most pediatricians say 4 -...

Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

"Whoever said 'Don't cry over spilled milk' obviously never pumped six ounces and accidentally knocked it over." HOW BREAST FEEDING WORKS Let's quickly cover the fundamentals: "What you produce today you...

Disposable or Cloth Diapers?

> "I'm a baby. I poop. That's my job." THE IMPACT A very in depth study done by a group in the UK in 2003 looked at how disposable diapers,...

When Do Babies Sleep Through The Night?

WHEN DO BABIES SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT? Skip to the end 4 - 6 Months. Oh man that’s far away from birth. What happens before then? Here’s a guide to...

Breastfeeding or Formula - Which is right for baby AND you

"A happy baby is a fed baby."  Which in turn, makes for a happy momma. Is breast best? There are a million pros to breast feed or formula feed. There...