Dealing With an Ungrateful Child? Relax. It’s Normal.

Dealing With an Ungrateful Child

We have all had this moment: Your child is given a present. This could be from a friend, relative, a neighbor – it doesn’t matter. The point is, your child’s reaction to receiving the present has mortified you in some way. You are convinced that the gift giver now thinks you are a bad parent, […]

How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums: Keeping Your Cool, Even When They Don’t

How to Deal With Toddler Tantrums

The sweet little baby who used to babble and crawl all over your house is now face down on the dining room floor, screaming and pounding her fists. If you’re like most parents, you are probably watching this scene unfold and wondering “How exactly did we get here?” Learning how to deal with toddler tantrums […]

Paint Colors for Kids’ Room. Can It Affect Mood?

Paint Colors for Kids' Room

A new baby is on the way – or – you’re about to move into a new home – or – one of the kids has decided they’re tired of the color scheme in their room. It’s happened to me, and if you’re reading this, I’m sure it’s happening to you too. It’s time to […]

The Best Dogs for Kids and Families

Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Have you found yourself browsing the local SPCA website a lot lately? Have your kids been promising the moon (or better yet, to clean their rooms) if only you’d let them have a puppy? Do you really miss the dog you grew up with, and want your children to have the same experience? It might […]

The 10 Surprising Benefits of Pretend Play

The 10 Surprising Benefits of Pretend Play

As a new mom, I was surprised to discover just how early my girls began engaging in make-believe play, just as I am sure many of you were surprised to witness the same thing. When we first decided to follow our dreams, and go into the business of creating beautiful play tents and teepees for […]

Siblings Fighting Takes a Toll on You. Here’s How to Cope.

Siblings Fighting – 6 Helpful Strategies to Try

Bringing home a second baby is a time of joy, confusion, resettling, and establishing new routines. What you don’t realize at first is that it’s also the beginning of a (seemingly) lifelong blood feud between your children. Oh, but you realize it soon enough. Siblings fighting becomes a daily occurrence, and it’s all you can […]