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, …

The Power of Self Care: Why Self Care is Not Selfish

I cannot say that I ever really heard “self-care” until I was pregnant and then a mom. The term self-care is thrown around a lot for moms and I did not understand the Power of Self Care until I became a mother. As a mother we spend just about every waking moment on our family. …

18 Dos and Don’ts for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy

It is so important while pregnant to take care of yourself. There are so many things you should do and so many you should not. There are also so many chances of judgment being passed on you for what you do or don’t while pregnant because everyone has their own expectations. Everyone has their own …

Breastfeeding: 6 Must Have Products

Breastfeeding can be both one of the most wonderful and hardest experiences of your life. There’s no understanding the experience, truly, until you go through it. There’s no predicting how easy or hard it’ll come. There’s no predicting the complications that could arise, but there is being educated and aware. Breastfeeding, though we think should …

5 + Fun and Unique Fine Motor Skill Activities for Kids

Since becoming a mother there are so many things I did not understand in child development. One is how often a child can focus so much on one skill, sometimes to the detriment of others. My daughter is 2.5 years old and loves all things that work on her gross motor skills. She loves jumping, …

How to Remain a Positive Parent and Ignore the Judgment

No matter how often we say, “I do not judge,” we cannot truly avoid it. Why? Because everyone does it. Everyone judges, everyone observes the world around them and passes judgment on events, beliefs, practices, and chooses to agree with them or not to. It is right for us as parents to understand how we …