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Working Parent Stress: Tips For Juggling Work and Family

By |April 6th, 2018|

Before you had children, how did you unwind after a long day at work? Maybe you met up with friends, hit the gym, went for a hike. . .maybe you did nothing at all—how amazing was that?!

In that era, laundry could wait until the weekend; groceries could be put off until there was nothing left […]

Five Parenting Traps and How to Avoid Them

By |March 21st, 2018|

With the pressures that come with being a parent, it’s easy to fall into common parenting traps. Parent traps are specific ways you act or speak with your child or partner, or even how you treat yourself that can get in the way of your parenting goals. We all fall into traps at least once […]

Creating A Media Plan As A Family

By |March 1st, 2018|

The digital age is upon us. As children move up in school, it becomes harder to control what our children have access to. At some point, as a parent, you’ll likely want to develop a plan for media usage. You might find that “no limits” work just fine for your kiddo. Other families may need […]

Surviving (and Thriving) As A Single Parent

By |February 8th, 2018|

Single parenting often comes with extra stressors. As the sole care provider, it’s hard to be available for your child’s physical and emotional needs 100% of the time. And when taking a break is rare to come by, stressors can compound one another.

However, there are ways to reduce and manage stress, as well as foster […]

Oodles of Doodles – Getting Creative With Toddlers

By |January 30th, 2018|

Art and creativity are an essential component to the human experience. While we may not all be master painters or seasoned pianists, we all have outlets for our creative endeavors. For some of us, it’s organizing clutter or designing floral arrangements—or maybe, it’s simply getting down and dirty with some finger paints with your toddler.

Getting […]

Are You Feeling Time-Poor? Time management tips for busy families

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Parenting presents challenges at all stages of the game. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the challenges that come with parenting your school-aged children, you’re not alone.

You might think to yourself that because your kids are at an age where they are now fully feeding, dressing, and—GASP—using the bathroom by themselves, that you should […]

Money-Saving Tips for Raising Children

By |January 3rd, 2018|

Having children brings so much enjoyment and fulfillment to our lives. Unfortunately, kids can also leave our bank accounts dwindling… As children get older, new expenses come into play: sports fees, after school care, technology, school supplies, summer camps, and clothes for their rapidly growing bodies. But there are ways to save some coin here […]

Family Resolutions that Make a Difference

By |December 21st, 2017|

It’s that time of year again!

Beginnings. A fresh start. Imaginings. Goals. Intentions.

New year Resolutions.

I want to share with you some ideas for family-centered resolutions that can make a difference, right here in Lane County. These ideas encourage quality family time, build empathy for fellow community members, and teach kids that they can make a positive […]

Dash Through the Snow! Wintertime travel tips for families with young children

By |December 21st, 2017|

As we get closer to the holidays, many families start making travel plans. Whether it’s visiting Grandma and Grandpa in a neighboring state or heading to snow fun in the mountains, families of multi-age children are going to have a unique set of preparations to make to ensure that the car, bus, train or plane […]

Helping Young Kids Face Bullies

By |December 6th, 2017|

As parents, we work hard every day to teach our children to be kind, empathetic, and respectful of others. Unfortunately, we can’t always be there to navigate their every social interaction.

Bullying is something present in almost any situation with kids and can start as early as kindergarten. Bullying can range from teasing, to threats, to […]