Tag: parenting

WFH with a 2-year-old | 5 Things that Help Me Manage

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Working from home since March 18th has been many things. A mess. An opportunity to stay on top of housework (ha). A nice,...

7 Experiential Gifts to Share with your Valentines

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about chocolate and flowers or even about the love between two partners.  Consider the following  experiential gift ideas...

Don’t Assume Your Kid is Straight: Talking About LGBTQ+ Pride

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June is pride month, with rainbows everywhere celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, so here is a compilation of resources for facilitating family...

How We Fight to Win the Toy Battle

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What do I mean by toy battle? I'm sure you've been to those houses where not only do the kids have seemingly endless toys,...

Your Kids Deserve to Be Bored

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Modern parents are under a lot of pressure. We feel the need to ensure our kids success, to enroll them in the right activities,...

Can You Teach Kids Adulting?

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  Do we lead by example or try to teach them every little thing we know? Or both? As my oldest son quickly approaches high...

My Relationship is Not A Romantic Comedy

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I've soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of...

I Hired A Sleep Coach

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A while back I wrote a post about enjoying night time wakings and feedings with my newborn (here). Looking back I truly feel that...

Free-Range Parenting, It’s a Lifestyle

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When it comes to parenting, I’m pretty middle of the road in terms of my style and approach. But one pretty big aspect of...

No. You’re Not a Hot Mess Mom.

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The Hot Mess Mom. We love them.  I identify as one. And it's been a liberating term that's helped me ditch my perfectionism and settle...

How We Parent like a Monk

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  I’ll never forget the day (over 10 years ago) when my husband comes home with our 2-year-old very distraught (the husband not the kid!)....

Cell Phones: Tool or Hobby?

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By now, you are probably well aware that the recommendations for screen time. If you need the reminder, children under 18 months should be...

Do Your Kids Turn Into Monsters After School?

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It was a beautiful day in our mountain town.  After days of gray clouds and rainy skies, the sun finally poked through and graced us...