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...
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...
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...
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...
I really mean it, I have no idea what I am doing. Multiple people have asked me if I was ever a preschool teacher or if I have a degree in early childhood education, but I really am just going...
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...
Of all the movie tropes about parenthood, here's the one that bothers me the most. A newborn cries in the middle of the night. The exhausted parents load the baby into the car and take her for a drive. The...
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...
My name is Autumn, and yes I'm writing about Autumn themed crafts to do with kiddos. For the lifetime of comments, teasing, and punny jokes made about my name, I have learned to embrace my season and love for...
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....

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