ABOUT US

Posts

How to Make Back-to-School Special for Little Ones Still at Home

The hallmarks of the back-to-school season look different for younger siblings, but with intentionality and planning, they can still signal excitement, structure, and promise for what’s to come.

+ read more

How to Handle the Stress & Anxiety of Heading Back to School

Anxiety has been one of the most common health impacts related to COVID for teens—here’s how you can address it and help prepare your kids for this coming year.

+ read more

Relieve Back-to-School Stress with Connection & Routine

As fall approaches, we know kids (and you!) may have some extra back-to-school jitters this year. To relieve potential stress, start practicing these social-emotional skills now.

+ read more

Fun Subscription Boxes to Help Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Learning is not linear and takes place in all settings. And remember, we’ve all just gone through one of the toughest years of our lives.

+ read more

Making a New House Feel like Home after Divorce

Divorce is never easy—add moving to a new home to the mix and it’s next level stressful. Here are tips to make the transition easier for your kids so that everyone can start over in a positive way.

+ read more

Goodbye, Bottles: Try These Sippy Cups, 360 Cups & Straw Cups Instead

Stainless steel, glass, plastic? Straw, soft spout, hard spout? Find the best sippy cup for your babe with this guide!

+ read more

8 Tips for Surviving The First 6 Months With Your New Baby

Photo: shutterstock
This morning, I heard my almost seven-month-old baby wake up and hurried upstairs to get her. She looked up, smiled a huge toothy grin and babbled some indistinguishable but happy phrase as she realized it was time to…

+ read more

Tweens & Teens Can Explore YouTube Safer Than Ever with New Updates

YouTube is making the platform safer for budding young adults.

+ read more

I’m a New Stay at Home Mom & I Was Not Expecting This

“Due to the start of the COVID pandemic, and being four months pregnant, I was unexpectedly laid off. I did not expect the transition to be as difficult as it was.”

+ read more

3 Tips to Help Master Daylight Savings Disruptions

“Here are our tried and true tips to help make the transition to ‘falling back an hour’ during daylight savings a little smoother.”

+ read more

3 Remote Work Tips to Help Your Kids Adapt to Distance Learning

“Here are some common issues I’ve seen during the transition to remote work and how I’ve coached my employees through these rough patches. The same advice can help our kids with their own transition.”

+ read more
RV

Homeschooling Families Are Hitting the Road in RVs

Families are getting creative with new schedules, routines and workspaces.

+ read more

Sesame Street & CNN Are Hosting a Back-to-School Town Hall

The 60-minute special will have all your fave Muppet buddies.

+ read more
Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies Welcomes Teachers & Faculty Back with Free Cookies

They are also giving students the chance to win a $500 gift card.

+ read more
Distance learning

Adobe Provides Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps & Resources for Distance Learning

Adobe announced expanded support and resources for students and educators.

+ read more

How the Pandemic Exposed the Truth & Lies I Tell as a Mom

“Turns out the transition to being a big kid does not depend on physically ascending two flights of stairs in school. It’s the abrupt end of accepting a mother’s filtered words as truth.”

+ read more

How to Find Peace with Screen Time

“To find the balance with screens that work for your family, here are some insights to help you develop a healthy relationship with screens during quarantine and beyond.”

+ read more

How We Helped Our Toddler Gently Bond With Baby

Photo: The Ollie World
If your family is growing, you’re probably wondering how your family dynamic will change with the addition of a little one. As a mother, you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect .…

+ read more

Set up for School Success With These Kid-Approved Home Learning Ideas

“All of these thoughtful preparations will also start positively reinforcing that summer is winding down and a new season is starting—even if it’s going to look a little different this year than last.”

+ read more

Free at Last! The Baby-To-Toddler Liberation

“This transition is like my own rebirth. Emerging from pregnancy, postpartum life, infancy, and babyhood, to the other side—a strong woman and now mother, with a little independent lady beside me.”

+ read more

How To Survive Empty Nest: The Ultimate Oxymoron

Photo: Family Photo & Pixabay
A new school year is just around the corner which means an entire slew of us parents will soon sprint, tip toe, or be yanked into the empty nest club as a proverbial rite of passage.…

+ read more

5 Ways to Help Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adapt to Being Home

“During this dramatic change please keep a couple of things in mind. Children with ASD feel the non-verbal anxiety and stress of the world around them much more intensely than you do, so when you are interacting with your child it is important to stay calm and positive.”

+ read more
Woman in office

New Study from LinkedIn Explores the Barriers Working Mothers Face

There are steps companies can take to make life easier for working parents.

+ read more

13 Things to Do with Kids on Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th! Reverse your bad-luck with some seriously sweet ways to spend this superstitious day.

+ read more

How to Prepare Your Child for Nursery School

As parents and caregivers, we want to strike a balance between communicating necessary information to children so that they know what to expect and giving them too much information—which may contribute to increased anxiety about a situation.

+ read more

How Can I Help My Anxious Kid Get Ready for Nursery School?

Photo: littlefolksbigquestions.com
As the start of the school year approaches, parents of young children who are entering nursery school for the first time are wondering what the best way to prepare their child for this transition is. As someone who…

+ read more

3 Hacks Helping Me Win the Morning Battle

“I really did try. I’d try to go in early and snuggle her in the mornings, I’d sing her songs to wake her up or turn on music I knew she loved. I’d try to pick out cute outfits to make it easier for her. But no matter what I tried, she wasn’t interested. And then it would happen…I would turn into a ‘momster.'”

+ read more

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce They’re Taking a Step Back

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have plans to step back as senior members of the British royal family.

+ read more

5 Ways to Instantly Update Your Toddler’s Room

A successful transition from nursery to toddler room is generally one that promotes your child’s safety and overall independence. Here’s how to make a space for your little one to create, learn and explore—all on their own.

+ read more

What Your Child Needs to Know before Kindergarten

Supporting your child with self-care, social, and self-advocacy skills will help her to be successful in kindergarten. The rest of them? They can wait.

+ read more

10 Tips to Make Daycare Easier for Everyone (According to Experts)

Transitions to daycare can be tough, but these tips will help.

+ read more

How I Handled My 2-Year-Old’s Separation Anxiety

It is essential to prepare your children for new experiences, especially when they’re young.

+ read more