Children’s online privacy is hot-button issue right now. You may have noticed that I don’t share identifiable pictures of my kids – or their names – on my blog or any of my public social media. As much as I’d love to share their adorable faces […]
Being a parent is hands-down the most important job most of us will have in our lives. It’s a job that changes and evolves as our children grow, and unfortunately it’s a job that doesn’t come with a training manual.
Here, you’ll find articles about welcoming a new baby to your family. We’ve got tips on helping your toddler adjust to a new baby, and a collection of fantastic big brother/big sister books to prepare for the arrival of a new sibling. Once your second child arrives, you’ll undoubtedly relate to the hilarious differences between parenting your first child and your second. If you’re considering adding baby #3, read this post first.
If your child is heading off to kindergarten soon, here are six very important things you need to know. You should also pin this post about school paper organization – trust me, you’re going to need it!
Some of my most popular parenting posts include:
- One Child to Two: 6 Tips to Ease the Transition
- First Child Versus Second Child: How Parenting Changes
- Febrile Seizures: What Every Parent Needs to Know
- Should You Have a Third Child?
- Choose Kindness: How to Teach Children the Importance of Kindness
Easter will be here before we know it! Our annual Easter egg hunt is a favourite tradition of mine, and I’m always on the hunt (pun absolutely intended!) for new Easter egg filler ideas. Easter egg fillers are a catch-22 for me. I don’t love […]
My parents gave me a wonderful childhood. I’m the oldest of four kids, and somehow there was always enough love, attention, and energy to go around. But there’s one thing they did for us that stands out as hands-down the best experience in my entire childhood. […]
When you’re packing for a family vacation, organization is vital. Between the days of preparation, the sudden fixation on the weather at the destination, and the multiple lists that are checked and double-checked, I often feel like I’m planning an advanced military operation, not packing […]
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 […]
As a working parent, few things drive home how precarious our 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 […]
I’m not a patient person. I wish I was. If I could change only one thing about myself as a mom, I’d choose to be a more naturally patient parent. Nothing causes me more guilt and mental anguish than those times when I let my […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re a new parent – or about to be a new parent – you’re probably familiar with baby hacks. There are countless articles about baby hacks out there, many of which recycle the same tips. In this article, I wanted to share the hacks […]