Wishing I Could Hear “I Love You”

Before I became a mother, I had this perfect little ideal of my children. My children will be so easy, well-behaved, mellow. They’d listen to me when I asked them to do something. They’d clean up after themselves, they’d sleep like little angels every night. Of course, there’s always this bring-you-back-to-reality kind of moment and …

4 Ways to Encourage Kindness in Kids

There are so many things we want for our children. Even before having kids I remember dreaming of the day I was a parent. Dreaming of my children growing up to be smart, successful, compassionate and kind. I dreamt of the day my child would be the friend everyone wanted to have and not because …

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 …

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 …

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid Handling Your Baby’s 4 Month Sleep Regression

Oh the dreaded 4-month sleep regression. As you shut the door to your beautiful baby’s bedroom, you breathe a sweet sigh of relief. Finally….you got your little one to drift off into dreamland. As you tiptoe away, all of a sudden you hear a little cry. And this cycle continues for what seems like hours…..at …

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 …

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 …

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.