When my daughter became a toddler, we were warned all about the "Terrible Twos."  Each month after her second birthday we held our breath and waited for the sassy, fit throwing behavior to start.  We waited and waited. We thought...
My four year old is what some might call a “Spirited Child”. To start with, he’s high energy – I mean REALLY high energy. I thought this was just normal for a boy, but as his younger brother gets older,...
Working in the health care field, I have always been fairly on top of everything healthcare related when it comes to my kids. I probably error on the side of doing too much. I schedule their well-child visits within...
It’s no secret that our momma's hearts are in a constant struggle of “Stay young,” and “Hurry and grow up, will ya?" I am not immune to that struggle. I would gladly throw out every diaper, never to return...
Kids are resilient and bendy; literally--their bones bend more than do ours! But most importantly they are strong and so, so smart.  But sometimes those bendy, smart kids fall into the same traps of sadness and doubt that we...
I see you, mama.   You, who worries because your toddler could care less about colors, shapes, or counting. All while your neighbor’s tot rattles them off like the daily special.   You, whose two-year-old still rarely says a word. You’ve...
My entire life I have been borderline obsessive about being in control. I have always felt like I have needed to do things my way in order for things to be done correctly. It's my strong type-A personality. The to-do...
If you haven’t already figured it out, kids are always listening.  That makes it even more important that our words bring value and clarity.   We have three kids, ages 15, 12, and 4, and they all seem to hear things...
I was never a baby person and wasn’t around kids enough to be comfortable with them.  So when my husband and I decided to have a child, I was nervous about my lack of knowledge. I had no idea...
Sensory play is a vital tool for all children. You may have heard other parents, teachers, therapists, and doctors comment on the use of sensory play for certain children. However, I feel it's important to understand how helpful it...
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Tips for Dealing With COVID in Your Family: The Sickness and...

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You have taken all precautions that you can… Staying within your “bubble” for the most part. You rarely go out to eat at restaurants...