How We Went From Sharing to Selfish

In any kindergarten class… Kids sit together at a table, on any given day. They color. They bicker over the blue crayon or the yellow. That’s usually when you hear a teacher say “children, please share, sharing is caring” Everyone hears it. We all know it. Why do we choose to ignore this? Sure… There …

The Little Things Add Up: Fun Moments in Parenting

Parenting isn’t the easiest part of life. In thirteen years, I’ve seen a lot- endless crying, broken bones, a heart condition, special needs with two out of three kids, daily wrestling matches, and the list could go on for about a week. It starts out with a small baby step that depends on you for …

Crossing the Chasm in Communication – Cats and Dogs

Parenting is an awesome experience. And, it’s a challenge. Sometimes, your kids are amazing. Sometimes, it feels like you’re raising wild animals and every step forward is like pulling teeth. Or nailing jello to a wall. One of the challenges is that as you’re raising them, they are literally building up an internal map of …

6 Tips to Finding The Best Childcare For You!

In today’s society, lots of mothers go right back to work after maternity leave, and a lot of stay at home moms eventually go back to their job or get a new job. If the fathers also have a job, then both parents are out of the house and their child needs the best of …

Keeping Up With Baby

One of those sayings about parenting is that the second you learn what your baby needs, their needs change. It’s funny because it’s true. The second you learn one thing, a totally new thing is happening and you have to play catch up. So what happens when one week you know everything about your little …

Two Reasons Parenting is Unequal Between Men and Women

We moms are always on the go, whether it’s child-related or work-related. Between fulfilling the roles of Spouse, Career, and Parent, when do we get “me” time and why is that important to have? And why is it that, stereotypically, the husband comes home and scoffs at the stay at home mom who says, “I …

Six Ways To Combat Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be very scary for babies and usually can start occurring around eight months old. For some, it can happen earlier, and for other later. Making sure you know about separation anxiety and ways to combat it are important. Knowing your own feelings on leaving your baby can help because they can pick up …

Mom, Mother in Law, and You. Who is Mom?

Becoming a new mother is an amazing experience. It’s even better when you have help from your spouse, your own mother and even your mother in law, that is if it’s asked for.  Lately, I’ve read about lots of new mothers who haven’t been able to talk with their own moms or mother in laws about …

Must Haves on Baby Registry!

*This post may have affiliate links Making a baby registry was something I avoided for awhile while I was pregnant. The thought of trying to weed out the good products from the cheap ones overwhelmed me. With the help of my mom and other moms, I was able to figure out exactly what I needed …

Finding Time to be “Spouse”

When having a child, suddenly priorities change, there is a new little person who depends on you. In those early weeks you and your spouse may be struggling to find time to just be together as a couple, but finding the time, even just fifteen minutes a day could save your marriage. I wrote a while back …