ABOUT US

Posts

Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

+ read more

Why Kids Need to Spend Time with Grandparents (According to Studies)

PSA: It’s not just so they can eat all the junk food and sweets their hearts desire.

+ read more

The Cutest & Silliest Ways to Say Goodbye Before School

We are partial to the T-Rex hug and the secret handshake!

+ read more

The Best Lessons I Learned About Being a Mom, I Learned From My Dad

Photo: Ivelisse Photography
It’s month 8 of my 1st pregnancy and sh*t is hitting the fan. Let’s imagine it’s that baby green kind that we can all relate to. I’m 3,000 miles away from my family and completely unsure of…

+ read more

5 Surprisingly Fun Ways to Get Your Kids Reading This Summer

Reading over the summer can be even more fun thanks to pool party book swaps, a bag full of books at the beach and DIY cozy reading nooks even the adults will enjoy.

+ read more

How You Can Help Your Child Handle Disappointment

This year has been filled with a lot of setbacks (to say the least). These tips will help adjust your kid’s attitude so that they can find the good in any situation and prepare them for what life throws their way.

+ read more

Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

+ read more

The Unexpected Place I Found My Biggest Supporter

“When I had one of those big parenting moments with my teen the other night, she was there, trying to build me up and remind me that I am a good mom.”

+ read more

Be an LGBTQ+ Ally: 10 Phrases to Stop Using Today

Stop saying these phrases and help break the chain of hurtful speech.

+ read more

How to Encourage Our Daughters to Follow Their Dreams

“Helping your daughter build and grow in confidence to develop her future is one of the best things you can do as a parent.”

+ read more

Why Dining Together Is Good for Your Family’s Health

“Looking back over the past decade, I see that dinnertime is one of our most meaningful family rituals. Time to stop whatever we are doing and sit down together.”

+ read more

Why Kids Test Our Limits & What to Do About It

“Most parents assume that the solution to children not listening (or deliberately ignoring) limits is, you guessed it, more limits. And stronger enforcement of limits.”

+ read more

Mom-Shaming Is Not My Problem

Photo: Mimi Thian via Unsplash
You don’t have to look very far (or for very long) before you see something on your news feed that amounts to mom-shaming. Yet, the more I read about mom-shaming posts going viral, the more…

+ read more

For the Birds: Where to Go Birding With Kids in NYC

This fun, safe and almost free activity has everyone looking up these days. Here’s why it’s a great time to gather the flock and go!

+ read more

11 Phrases That Will Get Your Kids to Listen (No Joke!)

If there’s one thing parents learn rather quickly, it’s that the words “kid” and “listen” are not always compatible.

+ read more

You’ll Want to Make SiriusXM’s New Disney Hits Channel Part of Your World

It’s the ultimate place to catch all your favorite Disney tunes.

+ read more

I’m Scared for Our Daughters

“As I raise daughters in today’s world, I am often scared. Scared for their safety and for mine.”

+ read more

10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

+ read more

The Secret to Raising Successful Readers

“Parents often establish a bedtime routine with children around this activity but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it together any time!”

+ read more
girl holding duckling

Waiting to Hear These 3 Simple Words

“It’s one of those things that most don’t even think about. And it’s something a mother hears a million times over a lifetime unless your child is nonverbal.”

+ read more

8 Things You Can Do to Support Adoptive Moms

“The adoption process is challenging, and it can be confusing at times how to support those moms who are going through or have gone through that process. Here are some supportive ways you can help.”

+ read more

Listen Up! San Diego’s Best Podcasts for Parents & Kids

Hear ye, hear ye! These local podcasts deserve a spot on your playlist.

+ read more

Lupita Nyong’o’s Beloved & Beautiful Book Is Coming Soon to Audio

The story has a special place in Nyong’o’s heart.

+ read more

9 Cool Things to Teach Your Kids (& Yourself) About MLK

Today marks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 15). Take the opportunity to learn more about this powerful man, his lasting legacy and what it means for kids today.

+ read more

The Best Christmas Music to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

We’ve got the perfect playlist for all your holiday festivities.

+ read more

10 Mindfulness Exercises Kids Can Do in the Car

“These ten activities can help bring mindfulness into your daily routine and kids think they are calming and fun.”

+ read more

Fake It, Don’t Bake It! Where to Snag Your Christmas Cookies in Atlanta

Why not pick up your traditional Christmas cookies from one of Atlanta’s best bakeries and bakers? Go ahead and fake it, already. We won’t tell a soul. Just don’t forget to hide the box.

+ read more

The Best New Trend: Screen-Free Entertainment

Meet tonies®—Interactive listening and imaginative play in a whole new way for kids 3 & up!

+ read more

Scheduling “Worry Time” Can Help Combat Anxiety in Kids

“This is such an anxious time for all of us, having anxiety-reducing tools in our parenting skill set seems imperative.”

+ read more