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, …
18 Age Appropriate Chores for 2 and 3 Year Olds
Chores can actually be a harsh word and so many people have opinions about them. I personally feel like kids can be kids but still be productive parts of the household. The expectation of chores and helping out does not seem out of the realm of reasonable. Kids that learn how to help out in …
My Daughter’s Speech Delay is NOT a Reflection of My Parenting
There are so many things in parenthood that cause us to worry. So many aspects that make us wonder, “are we doing well by our children?” My daughter was diagnosed with a speech delay at around 21 months old. She just turned 2.5 years old (30 months). At her 18 month check up our doctor …
Self-Love: Why It’s Important to Love Oneself
As Valentine’s Day approaches I see, like every year, ads, on social media, on commercials, and in stores, pitching gift sales for your loved ones. Yes, it is very important to display your love and gratitude for the people around you but I tend to argue that just once a year, on a holiday, is an excuse. It should be done year-round. What I fail to see around this time of year is the importance of self-love and I think that is a huge failing to society as a whole.
Procrastination: 5 Ways to Decrease Procrastination and Other Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
Who is your greatest enemy? Have you ever considered it may be yourself? Do you procrastinate until the very last second? Do you secretly fear success? Do you quit when things get tough or because you do not see instant success? These are all self-sabotaging behaviors and they are a sign that you may be your own enemy.
Things to Teach Our Kids So They Become Better Adults
As the new year approaches I’ve been thinking about what I could do to be a better person. How can I expand my growth further this new year? As I was thinking about this I came across this idea of what makes kids good adults. What do we learn as a child that is necessary to survive as an a loving, caring, successful adult? These are a couple things I think are important for kids to learn and things we should do to teach them as well as things our kids can remind us of as we live day to day.
Am I Done Having Kids?
This is a question that’s been on my mind ever since my second child, my son Jacob, was born six months ago. I grew up in a large family, I have five siblings, my mother has five siblings. I have cousins and more cousins, busting from the seams. I loved it, most of the time. I always thought I wanted four kids of my own. Not as big as my parents had but not too small either. I thought it would be perfect.
My First Year As A Mother
I have been a mother for 14 months. I have an absolutely beautiful and smart little girl. This past year has flown by. There have been good days and bad. There has been utter exhaustion and complete joy. I have to admit right off that bat that becoming a mother is the greatest accomplishment I’ve ever had.