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 …

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 …