How Real Moms Maintain Friendships After Having Kids

Keeping up with friends after you have a kid is tough, but maintaining those friendships is sooo worth it! Even just a quick chat can make you feel more calm and connected—but making time for friendships can be tough for busy parents. Seem unrealistic? It can definitely be done! For some inspiration, here’s how a few real moms I know …

How To Take Truly Great Pics of Your Child

After one too many pics of my boys where they were blurry, making a kooky face, or had turned their heads at the last second, I asked my friend Amy, a pro children’s photographer, for tips—and now I get awesome pics (almost) every time! 📸 Here are her tips for taking great photos of your child. Set the Scene If …

6 Simple Science Experiments For Kids

I bet you already have everything you need around the house to set up these six super cool (and EASY) science experiments in no time. Before each experiment, ask your child to predict what they think will happen—just like real scientists do!—then compare the results at the end. Try one of the six ideas below and let us know your …

Perspective Taking When Your Child Has a Behavior Challenge

I bet you can relate—last week I ran errands with my youngest, who was in a perfectly fine mood…until seemingly out of NOWHERE he crumbled into a huge meltdown. Who knew the bank being out of green suckers was such a crisis? 😩 Luckily, now I have an easy 4-step strategy that helps me figure situations like that out, so …

5 Steps to Surviving the Witching Hour

Do you experience the “witching hour” at your house? I love time with my kiddos so much, but I gotta be honest: sometimes weeknights after work are plain hell. We’re all tired and hungry and stressed, so 5:00 until bedtime can feel like…total chaos. But then, I changed things up: Now, we walk in the door and our evening STARTS …

Building Language On the Go

Helping our little ones learn to talk is one of our most important roles as parents—and even though it’s a big job, we don’t have to set aside special time to do it! You can use your parenting superpower—multitasking 😅—to help your little one take their vocab, speech, & language skills to the next level while you’re out and about. …

Great Ways to Make Bedtime Reading Super Connected

We all know reading with kids is good for their brains, but it’s also good for the heart and soul—an awesome way to reconnect with your kiddo after a long, busy day.  Here are 3 ways to make bedtime reading super special (the first one is PERFECT if your little bean likes hearing the same book over and over 😅). …

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 …