Self-Regulation Techniques for Parents

By |2019-10-18T16:14:02-07:00October 18th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, our focus tends to be on teaching our children healthy ways to manage (or regulate) their “big” feelings. We teach them ways to calm their breathing, slow down their thoughts, and release explosive feelings in positive outlets, such as drawing or talking a walk. But when’s the last time you checked in [...]

2019 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2019-09-20T16:24:44-07:00September 20th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The rainy mornings and changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the [...]

Hands-on Fun: Fall STEAM Activities

By |2019-09-16T16:30:36-07:00September 16th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. [...]

Consistency is Key To Bedtime Routines

By |2019-09-05T16:28:05-07:00September 5th, 2019|All Articles, Toddler & Preschool|

It’s true that getting a toddler to sleep is exhausting work. It takes guts; determination; and a strong will. . . Or maybe just a solid bedtime routine. Easier said than done, but below are tips gleaned from happy, rested parents. Bedtime routines are a predictable set of steps you follow each night before [...]

Let’s Eat! Tips for Stress-Free Mealtimes as a Family

By |2019-08-26T16:52:22-07:00August 26th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

As a fresh school year approaches, many families are gearing up for busy days ahead. With hectic mornings and long days at school and work—coupled with homework, afternoon activities, and social engagements—it’s no wonder that many families struggle to find time to simply connect and focus on one another. Knowing that you can count on [...]

In The Moment: Being a More Present Parent

By |2019-08-16T17:03:16-07:00August 16th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

Our children are connected and attached to us! Sometimes that attachment is overwhelming and it seems like they just want our attention all the time. Whether it’s an infant’s cry, your older son endlessly talking about Minecraft, or your toddler needing extra snuggles at the end of a long day,  it’s built into their DNA—and [...]

Friends And Foes: Navigating Sibling Relationships

By |2019-07-26T16:36:32-07:00July 26th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Pregnancy, Toddler & Preschool|

When baby number 2 was still in the womb, you may have daydreamed about what your children’s relationship would look like: “Will my oldest help get diapers for his baby brother?” Or “Will my youngest daughter dance like her older sister? Maybe they will perform in recitals together!” Flash forward to present day, and now [...]