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Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

Thumb-sucking: Is It Good Or Bad For Your Child?

  This is probably one of the age-old questions that until the advent of modern dentistry could only be answered by our great-grandmother’s old wives’ tales. Today we are better able to determine the answer to that question with greater detail on the why and why not’s. So, is thumb-sucking good or bad? The quickest […]

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Tips To Help Balance Your Marriage And Parenting Responsibilities Better

Achieving the perfect balance between your married life and your responsibilities as a parent is something we all find challenging. It can often seem as if one or the other is getting the short end of the stick. But there are some ways to get a handle on this delicate balancing act. “I think it’s […]

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

A strong mom-daughter bond is not a given. Just like every relationship, the mother-daughter relationship is vulnerable. So many things can come between a mom and her daughter, not the least of which is hormones! I have three daughters and my relationship with each has been different because they are different. Personality, temperaments, experiences – […]

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

There is no getting away from it – our kids are becoming increasingly less active as technology continues to provide appealing alternatives to traditional play and activities. We all know the potential health effects not being active enough can have on our children, so let’s focus on some actionable ways to encourage our children to […]

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the floor kicking and screaming. However, believe it or not, toddler tantrums are an important part of our […]

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing them to face their […]

Does Having a Baby Strengthen Your Relationship?

Does Having a Baby Strengthen Your Relationship?

It’s easy to romanticize a bouncing bundle of joy as, well, a bouncing bundle of joy — a cuddly, cooing baby who loves you unconditionally and enriches the already fulfilling life of you and your partner. But does a baby really strengthen your relationship? Consider the reality — fatigue, dirty diapers, crying, mood swings (of […]

Ways To Outsmart A Migraine

Ways To Outsmart A Migraine

Migraines affect up to three times as many women as men and are most prevalent in our 30s and 40s—prime parenting years. In fact, more than one in four women in her 30s experiences migraines. “The big question for many moms with migraines is ‘How can I raise a child when it hurts just to […]

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Giving your children the freedom to try, fail, and get back up 1) “I still believe in you.” I’ll never forget when one of my special education students hurt his pet and word spread throughout the school. He came into my classroom prepared for me to write him off like everyone else had done. I gathered my […]

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

Top Five Things To Know About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding can be quite a maze to navigate, most health experts agree that breast is best for both baby and mommy. Here’s 5 top reasons why. 1. Breastfeeding is great for the baby’s immune system, both over the short and long term. Health experts even recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least for the first […]

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