When I clean, my daughter cleans with me. When I cook, she cooks with me. When I garden, she gardens with me. And when I fold clothes, she (un)folds with me. Not because I ask her to, but because she wants to. She is at that beautiful age, in which she wants to see or… Continue reading Why I Let My Daughter Play With the Dirty Mop Bucket
Have you ever had one of those days that begins like every other day, only to take a sudden turn for the worst? That unsuspecting day happened for me a few weeks ago. I wrote about it in a piece called “Mom Life Crash Course” that was featured on Her View From Home. “Some days,… Continue reading Mom Life Crash Course
This eggsellent art project is the perfect developmentally appropriate opportunity for children to have fun and get messy, all while creating beautiful Easter decorations. Children young and old can enjoy creating this simple masterpiece. With a just few household items, you will be ready to begin. Here are the directions for making Eggsellent Easter Art:… Continue reading Eggsellent Easter Art for Children
“The truth is that after having a baby, my body may never be the same as it once was. I want to be okay with that fact. Even if I eat healthy and exercise regularly, my rib cage might always be bigger, my boobs droopier, my hips curvier, and my tummy pudgier. It is… Continue reading Loving Your Post-Baby Body
“Her growing independence will trickle into other areas of life, as each month passes. Each time, I will have a choice. Today, it is holding her. Tomorrow, it may be her wanting to get dressed by herself or putting herself to bed. Each gesture, a tiny step towards her growing up. These are the… Continue reading How Many Chances Will I Have To Hold You?
Adjusting to having a new sibling can be a tricky transition for a toddler. I have two little ones under two. For my 20-month-old, the adjustment to gaining a brother has been a little emotional. I have noticed her getting sad or frustrated more easily than ever before. When this happens, she looks for an… Continue reading 10 Ways I Can Be Kind: A Visual Guide for Toddlers
“I watched tears stream down a fellow mama’s sleep deprived cheeks, as she described her frustration about not being herself lately. It was very clear the minimal sleep she was getting was making it a struggle for her to get through daily routines. In that moment, I wanted to reach out and give her… Continue reading Survival Guide for the Sleep Deprived Parent: 7 Strategies to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night