Exhausted Parent Survival Hacks

Have you ever had to power through the day even though you were EXHAUSTED? 😫 Surviving on little sleep was one of the hardest adjustments of becoming a parent. Maybe someday, we’ll all get 8 hours of sleep again. Until then—try these trusty exhausted parent survival hacks! Cool It Having a little one in tow means you can’t just hop …

Questions 4 Kids, Week of June 3

Summer vacation on the brain? We’ve got some fun Qs this week that will get your kids brainstorming their next big adventure! Have younger kids? Try this version of our Qs:

5 Tantrum Styles That Can Indicate Bigger Problems

As parents, we’ve all seen our share of temper tantrums. 😳 Kicking, screaming, writhing on the floor—it’s all a normal part of growing up, right? Turns out, not all meltdowns are created equal! Yes, temper tantrums are totally normal in toddlers and preschoolers—but according to a Washington University study, there are 5 signs of more extreme tantrums that mean some …

I Made These Bedtime Mistakes So You Don’t Have To

Getting bedtime to go smoothly and making sure you’re getting enough 💤 yourself is a nightly challenge—plus I made a couple REALLY BIG, all too common bedtime mistakes when my boys were younger, which really disrupted our sleep and sure didn’t help matters. Mistake #1 First, I checked in on them too often. Maybe it was new mom jitters, or …

Easy Things You Can Do To Make Life Easier On the Go

When we run errands with our kids, sometimes it feels like such a PROCESS! 😩 From meltdowns at the bank to forgetting my grocery list at home—it can seem more like an epic journey, instead of two hours of errands. Next time will be better, though! I’ve been asking other parents how they handle being on the go with kids …

11 Two-Minute Ways to Reconnect With Your Kiddo

Sometimes at bedtime, I realize the whole day went by without having a chance to really talk to my kiddo or play together. I feel like my best self as a parent when I’ve connected with my boys in some way—but a lot of times, the day gets so hectic it just doesn’t happen. As parents, we have so many responsibilities, …

Self-Care Activities Parents Can Squeeze In

Recharging our energy (and patience!) is so important for parents—and yet, WHO HAS THE TIME?!? We’re always so busy handling family responsibilities, “self-care” rarely makes it onto our to-do lists. Here are 8 easy ways to recharge that you can actually DO, even if all you have is two minutes between breakfast and finding your kid’s shoes. 🙌 These 8 …

Questions 4 Kids, Week of May 27

While you’re enjoying the long weekend, and a peaceful and reflective Memorial Day, take some time to connect with your family. Today’s question is a great opportunity to talk about the meaning of this special day. Have younger kids? Try this version of our Qs:

Questions 4 Kids, Week of May 20

As summer approaches, lots of parents are wondering how to keep their kids engaged and keep their minds active during the break. These creative questions can help keep the Summer Slump at bay. Use them as writing prompts, creative conversation starters, or make it into a fun game! Have younger kids? Try this version of our Qs: