I was sitting in my "hoffice" (home office)—a.k.a. my dining room table with a laptop—when I glanced over at my 14-month-old daydreaming in the living room amongst a sea of resting toys. He was playing with the moving shapes of...
A lot of parents have reported that their once perfect sleepers starting exhibiting difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep back in the spring. Many felt that as the "chaos" died down and things went back to normal...
Congratulations, your little one just turned one! They are officially a toddler. Time for a big kid bed! NOPE! Don't ditch that crib yet. My advice? Stay in that crib for as long as you possibly can! The older...
When you become a mom, you start carrying around a whole list of fears and worries. Some totally unfounded. Others very real possibilities. One of my fears, from the moment I learned I was pregnant, was that my child...
It's March 17th. I'm just over a month into my new job after a cross-country move, and my boss stands over my desk saying, "Take all your stuff home. We will most likely be working from home starting tomorrow... indefinitely." Oh....
It’s the first few days of summer, and already the tug of war over screen time is beginning. This has always been a struggle, but with the cancellation of camps and other youth activities, the screen time battle may...
Everyone has heard about sleep regressions. But what if I told you that sleep regressions are anything but a regression? Regressions are a “return to a former or lesser developed state” (Oxford). That cannot be further from what is...
Toddlers have a lot going on as they try to navigate the world. Creating boundaries is important to help teach them self-discipline, keep them safe and healthy, and can help with coping.  In regards to sleep, boundaries are important to...
By now, you’ve likely seen many homeschooling schedules posted online for elementary school-aged kiddos. But what about those babies and toddlers? Routines and schedules are just as important to our littlest members of society, too. According to the Zero to...
With a 5-year-old, 2-year-old, and 8-month-old running around our house, there is rarely a moment in our day that someone isn’t talking, laughing, screaming, or yelling. Being mindful in the midst of constant stimulation is incredibly hard. Even when...

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