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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond The Blue: Recognizing Signs of Postpartum Depression

By |September 26th, 2017|

As discussed in last week’s blog post, it’s common for many new parents to experience the “Baby Blues” following the birth of their baby. Baby Blues occurs within the first ten days of the birth of the baby. During this time, parents may feel emotionally fragile or numb but gradually return to their normal selves […]

Feeling Blue?

By |September 13th, 2017|

During pregnancy, your friends and family may have shared stories with you about feeling “love at first sight” upon meeting their newborn, or having that “instant connection.”

If that isn’t enough, movies and TV shows tend to show new mothers in postpartum bliss—and back to their pre-pregnancy bodies with a clean house to boot!

Of course, this […]

Taste Of Independence: Supporting your toddler’s independent eating

By |July 25th, 2017|

Infant and toddler eating habits seem to change in the blink of an eye. One day they request nothing but scrambled eggs for every meal, and the next, they won’t touch the stuff.

The same can be true of how a toddler eats. If your child, who is normally content with you spoon feeding them mashed […]

Language of Love: Encouraging toddler language development

By |July 6th, 2017|

Toddlerhood is a fabulously fun time for language development. Toddlers are learning new words a mile a minute—and understanding most of what they hear! Like adorable, walking, talking parrots, you’ll notice your toddler repeating back what you just said or words from their favorite songs (“You’re Welcome!”).

Parents play an important role in encouraging their child’s […]

Love Bites: Putting An End To Toddler Hitting and Biting

By |May 24th, 2017|

One minute you’re playing beautifully with your toddler. You are stacking and toppling blocks together. Then, the next minute: Whack! You get socked in the arm. A little stunned, you think, “Surely, that was just an accident. There’s no way my darling daughter would hit me ON PURPOSE.” But then it happens again—and this time […]

Safety for Infants and Toddlers

By |May 1st, 2017|

There’s nothing like having a mobile infant rolling, crawling, or toddling around to alert you to all the potential dangers in your home. Suddenly, every table, houseplant, bookshelf, and Lego piece can seem like an accident waiting to happen. But with some advance planning and safety measures in place, your home can be a secure […]

Oh, Brother! Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling

By |April 17th, 2017|

A new baby means some major changes for the entire family. Children’s reactions can vary from being helpful with diapers or feedings to jealousy or baby-like behavior. Preparing your child for the new baby will help get their bond off to a good start. Here are some steps you can take to help ease the […]