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15 Creative Ways to Get Your Picky Toddler to Eat Vegetables

15 Creative Ways to Get Your Picky Toddler to Eat Vegetables

Picky eating is a toddler right of passage. Many children go through a picky eating phase somewhere between 1 and 3 years old. The good news is that it doesn’t last forever.  The bad news is that it’s incredibly frustrating for parents. All three of […]

How to be a Better Mom (it’s not what you think!)

How to be a Better Mom (it’s not what you think!)

This may disappoint a few of you, but this article is probably not what you think. I don’t have the secret answer that’s going to make you a better mom. Reading this article isn’t going to convince your kids to start listening to you or […]

A Working Parents’ Guide to Handling Child Sick Days

A Working Parents’ Guide to Handling Child Sick Days

As a working parent, few things drive home how precarious the balancing act is like a child sick day. Waking up to a sick child means you’re scrambling. Your priorities as a parent are immediately at odds with your responsibilities as an employee. As much […]

11 Realistic Tips to Help You Become a More Patient Parent

11 Realistic Tips to Help You Become a More Patient Parent

I’m not a patient person.  I wish I was. If I could change only one thing about myself as a parent, I would want to be more naturally patient. Nothing causes me more guilt and mental anguish than those times when I let my frustrations […]

11 Secrets to a Successful Morning Routine for Working Moms

11 Secrets to a Successful Morning Routine for Working Moms

Mornings with kids are stressful. Trying to get everyone fed, clothed, and out the door on time can be a daunting task. Add in making yourself presentable and getting to work on time, and you’ve created a perfect storm for high-stress, frantic mornings. A successful […]

10 Tips to Transition to a Toddler Bed

10 Tips to Transition to a Toddler Bed

Congratulations!  Your little one is ready to transition to a toddler bed.  Or…at least you’re hoping they are. Of all the milestones we face when our children are toddlers, transitioning to a big kid bed is one of the scariest for many parents.  Your child […]

9 Things You Need To Do at Night for a Stress-Free Morning

9 Things You Need To Do at Night for a Stress-Free Morning

As a busy parent, evenings are chaotic. From the moment you walk in the door, the kids are overtired and hungry, everyone needs something from you at the same time, and you have approximately 18 dirty lunch containers and 12 sheets of paper from school […]

Happy Holidays! (& a Christmas Tweet Roundup)

Happy Holidays! (& a Christmas Tweet Roundup)

As we cozy up for a week filled with Christmas cheer and time spent with loved ones, I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for all of the support you’ve shown me in my first year of blogging. […]

A Look Back at My First Year of Blogging

A Look Back at My First Year of Blogging

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been an entire year since I started blogging.  I “launched” this blog almost exactly a year ago – with only a few posts, and absolutely no idea what I was doing. I’ve learned a lot since then.  Today, I […]

18 Big Sibling Books to Prepare for a New Baby

18 Big Sibling Books to Prepare for a New Baby

Adding a new baby to a family is a big adjustment for everyone – and perhaps nobody more so than the new big brother or big sister. It can be difficult for older siblings to grasp the implications of the upcoming arrival of a new […]