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 …

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 …

12 Unique Ways to Compliment Your Child

Kids are like sponges. If we say positive things to them, it makes a big difference in how they feel about themselves! But my kids start to tune me out if I say the same things over and over, and a unique compliment can really help the message sink in. For example, when my instinct is to say something general like, …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing With Tantrums

You’ve heard of the “terrible twos,” right? Well they don’t always end at 2. Sometimes it’s the terrible threes and fours, too—at least it was for my sons! Dealing with meltdowns is never easy, so our ParentsTogether team reached out to an expert for some Do’s and Don’ts. First, the Don’ts: If your little one starts to have a meltdown …