Surprise! Childproofing is Not Complete, It’s a Mindset

So you’ve gone through your entire house and you think you’re done childproofing. You’ve plugged every outlet, cushioned every table corner, latched every cabinet and drawer, but don’t stop now. Children are unpredictable and as they grow there will be new, different things they are interested in, you must be prepared and diligent for any …

Newborn Safety Series: Smoking and Fire Safety.

According to the CDC, although there has been a decrease over the last ten years, 37.8 million adults smoke cigarettes. Tobacco smoke in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes have more than 70 chemicals that are known to cause cancer. It is extremely important if you are an adult who smokes or while having any family that …

Newborn Safety Series: Car Seat Safety

One of the most dangerous causes of death for anyone is car accidents. They happen for many different reasons and children are small and more fragile. This is one of many reasons why car seat safety is so vital. What Car Seat Should I Buy? There are many different brands of carseats and I recommend …

Protecting My Children and the Greater Good: Why I Vaccinate My Children

We all want the best for our children. That is why I am a strong advocate for doing research and understanding what is right for your kids. There are so many out there that feel they know what is right, and believe me I’m often the same when it comes to me, my children, and …

How to Relax and Take Parenting Criticism

No matter how much we wish it weren’t true, criticism seems to be a definite when it comes to motherhood. As mothers we feel we know what is right, we have our own opinions about raising kids. Often times these opinions can be shared or pushed on others. Then, if parenting criticism is inevitable, how …

Perhaps She is Too Old: My Daughter Will Still Ride in the Stroller

My 2.5-year-old daughter is incredibly independent. She is incredibly smart, but she is speech delayed. She understands you but most likely will not reply. My 2.5-year-old daughter can walk, but most often when allowed to do so she runs. She runs for the hills, she wants you to chase her, she runs into the street, …