What You Need to Understand About Special Needs Parenting

As parents we all understand that parenting is a very unique experience for each person. We all also deal with other people who either don’t understand our experience or shame us for differences in parenting techniques. As a special needs parent this misunderstanding has whole new circumstances. I want to explain a little about our …

A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were …

10 Christmas Traditions for Family Fun

My husband and I have a pretty “young” family. We have been married for just shy of three years, our oldest will be two in a week, and we are trying to gear through what traditions we would like to create as a family. We’ve both grown up with Christmas traditions, many the same, many different, and we are working on possibly changing it up a bit with our own family.

5 Tips for Handling Stress Over the Holidays

I can be a highly stressed and anxious person. A lot of the time, if you don’t see me daily, I can hide it, but those that know me well, see me often, know it and can read me easily. My husband is one of those people. He can read me, he won’t necessarily know what is wrong or bothering me but he always knows when something is. I will not claim that I’m any master at handling stress but these are tips I’m hoping to implement myself and hope they’ll help.

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 …

8 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

I have always loved to sew and create things. Since becoming a mother this love has translated to wanting to make my children’s Halloween costumes for as long as they’ll let me. So every year, end of August beginning of September, it means looking, researching, finding all kinds of ideas on Pinterest and from other …

26 St Patrick’s Day Activities, Crafts, and More

St Patrick’s Day is a great, fun holiday, to share with the kids. Here are  St Patrick’s Day activities to brighten your holiday. Crafts Kid Craft: St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Stamps This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Even little ones can do it. Marshmallow stamps to make little clovers. What a …