Tag: parenting advice

Middle School Organization Tips From a Veteran Teacher

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As your child ventures back to school, are you getting dizzy from all the deadlines? Organization is the key for your sanity (and your...

The Benefits of Letting Your Kids Be Bored

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That universal whine of childhood: “I’m bored.” As parents, we’ve all heard it countless times, and have all struggled with how to respond. Handing your...

3 ‘Must Haves’ A Mom Needs to Curb Chaos

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Before kids, I apparently took my life for granted. And working as an executive for a multi-million dollar business, traveling, juggling schedules and deadlines,...

How to Wean a Stubborn Toddler from Breastfeeding

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When it came time to wean my toddler from the breast, it was very difficult to find any helpful and practical information on the...

Let’s All Give “No Comment” Parenting a Try

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When your kids are really young, you are always looking for advice from fellow parents. Playgroup gatherings are perfect opportunities to ask other moms...

Design Thinking with Your Little

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I have been a User Experience designer for over 14 years and I never once thought to apply my logic and way of working...

The Wisdom of Love and Logic Parenting

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We’ve all heard and read plenty about “helicopter parents” in the news over the last few years. Our society has placed collective blame upon...

The Only 3 Phrases You Need When Your Kids Play Youth...

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We’ve all seen them. We’ve definitely all heard them. Perhaps on occasion we’ve even been one. I’m talking about the loud and obnoxious “Sports Parent.”...

My New Mom Advice for my BFF

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One of my closest friends is expecting a baby boy in the next couple of months and I cannot begin to tell you how...

Two Great Tips for Transitioning to Two

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The arrival of your first child is a huge deal. You do all the reading and the research and the shopping and the decorating...

5 Adoption Myths from an Adoptive Mom

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Every time Brangelina jetsetted across the globe, they'd return with a bigger brood of little stars. While celebs drawing attention to adoption isn't all...

Teaching Kindness This Holiday Season

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Teaching kindness may be more important now than it has ever been. Every day we are confronted with new reasons to turn off the news:...

Parenting Isn’t Always Convenient, but It’s Always Worth It

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Recently I’ve been repeatedly confronted with the idea that parenting isn’t always convenient, but it’s always worth it. I haven’t thought too much about...

A Slice of Advice for a Happy 1st Birthday Party

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This is an exciting time! You and your baby have arrived at a monumental milestone and you all may want to celebrate. Even take...

Sleeping and Newborns: The Class I wish I took

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Enjoy your sleep while you still can!  You're going to be a lot more tired once that baby arrives!  You'll never sleep again!  As soon as people...

Christmas as a Single Mom

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Holiday planning can be difficult for a divorced parent. I never imagined seeing my child’s face light up on Christmas morning, every other year....

Sometimes We Say “No”

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It seems to have happened overnight. Our calendar became a shared, color-coded rainbow, over scheduled mess. Events, gatherings, sports, extra circulars, meetings, parties, plans......

The Working Mom’s Radius

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After all of January’s talk of resolutions and goals, I got to thinking about one of my long-term goals that has been in the...

Living in the Present this Holiday Season

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Living in the present can be an elusive goal. Every year, around this time, I begin reflecting on the year that was, and thinking of what...

Take a Break this Holiday Season

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My marriage finally hit rock bottom the Monday morning after Thanksgiving 2012. My husband chose that day to tell me that he no longer...

The Toddler Snack Drawer That Went Horribly Wrong

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I have an independent one-year-old. She has never really let us feed her (she mastered a fork before she walked), she picks out her...

On Being a Mom for a Year

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First off, where's my reward? Juusstt kidding! Its really my hubby who deserves a reward for handeling me with love and grace in those first...