If you're a Type A personality (like me) parenting can sometimes be very difficult for you. Between the messes, the chaos, and never being on time (like, never), parenting can be somewhat stressful and most definitely gets your blood boiling. In an effort to ease the difficulties I've faced in parenting, I've figured out a few … Continue reading Advice For Other Type-A Parents
How To Make Edible Playdoh
My toddler is very active and sometimes gets overstimulated. I’m in need of fun activities that keep her in one spot, working with her hands. Activities like this help keep her centered and calm – and tantrums come less often. Today we made some edible Playdough, tossed it in a bowl, and stuck some toys … Continue reading How To Make Edible Playdoh
How We Worked Through My Daughter’s Fear Of The Dark
Most kids experience some degree of nighttime worries. What do you do if your child's fear of the dark doesn't seem to get better? Here's how parents can help their kids overcome their nighttime fears. I'm not sure what caused my kid's fears of the dark, but both of them have experienced this at one … Continue reading How We Worked Through My Daughter’s Fear Of The Dark
Mastering the Tantrum Phase
There it is, I said it. That dreaded “t” word…TANTRUM. You’re a parent, so you know what I’m talking about. The screaming and the kicking. The can’t-take-your-kid-anywhere-because-they-are-a-ticking-time-bomb. The “no, I can’t go out tonight because they kids aren’t well,” excuses because really, you just don’t want to have your kid out in public. EVER AGAIN. … Continue reading Mastering the Tantrum Phase
Getting Rid of My Son’s Pacifier
When my daughter was younger, I remember being glad that she never grew attached to her pacifier. After reading articles about how difficult it can be to wean a child from their paci, I felt like we dodged a bullet! My daughter was happy to have a pacifier every so often, but she never came … Continue reading Getting Rid of My Son’s Pacifier
A lesson in noticing the little things.
It was a day just like any other day. Stuck in the rut of our normal routine: wake up, play, then nap, then play, then dinner. It was a regular day, until I was confronted with what I had slowly been missing. That day I noticed something about her, something about my daughter that had … Continue reading A lesson in noticing the little things.