How to be a Happy Mom (or Change Your Attitude in 2 Seconds if You’re Not)

How to be a Happy Mom (or Change Your Attitude in 2 Seconds if You're Not)

Mothering is HARD.  We all know that.  Sometimes we think that we’re stuck and have to live in that crummy place where our kids are frustrating or life itself is frustrating and we can’t do anything about it.  But that’s not true.  There IS something we can do about it.  We have the ability to … Read moreHow to be a Happy Mom (or Change Your Attitude in 2 Seconds if You’re Not)

Interview with a Dentist: Your Top 7 Questions Answered

Interview with a Dentist: Your Top 7 Questions Answered

It’s a battle to get kids to brush well and for long enough!  And it’s a chore going to the dentist.  Our children’s dental health is important!  What do we as parents need to focus on?  Why do we need the services that the dentist offers?  Is there a way to prevent expensive procedures in … Read moreInterview with a Dentist: Your Top 7 Questions Answered

When your baby won’t stop taking off his pants and diaper

What to do when your baby won't stop taking off pants and diaper

Have you ever gone to get your baby at the end of naptime to find that he has taken off his pants?  If not, don’t think it won’t happen to you (I have multiple friends who’ve had this happen, too!)!  I’ve had 3 babies who went through a phase where they wouldn’t stop taking off … Read moreWhen your baby won’t stop taking off his pants and diaper

How I Taught My Kids Perseverance by Forcing Them to Make Their Own Beds

How I taught my kids perseverance by forcing them to make their own beds

For some reason, when I’m doing my run, the first 7 minutes are the hardest.  I’m not exhausted.  I’m not sore.  I just don’t want to do it.  Maybe my body hasn’t started releasing endorphins yet? As I chug along, I tell myself, “No.  Persevere.  You can do this.  This is your running time.  You … Read moreHow I Taught My Kids Perseverance by Forcing Them to Make Their Own Beds

7 Busy Bags That Will Make a Great Christmas Present For Just a Couple Bucks

7 Busy Bags That Will Make a Great Christmas Present For Just a Couple Bucks

I LOVE busy bags! And you should too.  Why?  Because they’re an all-inclusive activity that helps teach your kid to clean up after himself.  They eliminate over-stimulation.  They increase focus and attention-span.  And they’re inexpensive (some are free!). So this Christmas, you might consider making or buying some busy bags for your toddler/pre-k child.  Here … Read more7 Busy Bags That Will Make a Great Christmas Present For Just a Couple Bucks

How to Have a Delightful Christmas Shopping Experience

How to Have a Delightful Shopping Experience

Let’s take a break from all the election nonsense to think about something easy:  Christmas SHOPPING!!! I’m really not joking. Several years ago, as the grandparents and extended family started asking for Christmas ideas for the kids, I would panic.  It was a huge undertaking to figure out what to ask for and then how … Read moreHow to Have a Delightful Christmas Shopping Experience