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 …

Peaceful Daycare Drop-off Hacks

When my first kid started daycare, drop-off was SO stressful. He was a clinging, crying mess, and I dragged myself to work feeling so guilty. 😢 It’s more than just daycare, though—for lots of kids, any goodbye (preschool, babysitter, whatever) can be super emotional. I know 3 simple things you can do to make those transitions more peaceful for you …

One Easy Hack To Make Your Days With the Kids More Positive

If you’re like me, you sometimes fall into a habit of automatically snapping or yelling at your kids because you’re frustrated, annoyed, or just plain TIRED—yup, I become the “angry mom.” 😬  It can really make you (and them) feel terrible. But I learned a cool hack that seriously helps make my days with my kids more positive—and it all …