children

The Emotional Side of Potty Training

Ugh, potty training.  Am I right?  It can be so challenging, so stressful.  For you AND for your little one.  I want to help you get through potty training a little more pleasantly (Is pleasant potty training a thing?  OK, maybe not.  But let’s at least make it a little less torturous, shall we?)

There are a lot of good articles all over the internet on HOW to potty train your child, so I’m not going to spend time saying the same things many experts have already done.  My aim here instead is to take into account the big emotions you and your child will likely be feeling during this process so that you can get through it calmly and with empathy.

How to Deal When Your Baby Hates the Car

Not all of us win the lottery when it comes to kids and car rides.  Some parents love driving their babies or kids around because they’re guaranteed to knock out during the ride.  Other parents, not so much.  If your baby screams as if they’re being tortured during any drive or if your toddler gets carsick, I know how traumatic it can feel for you, momma.  I have two kids and they are like night and day when it comes to personalities.  Their reactions to car rides….also like night and day. 

Children & Change: What our kids can teach us about resilience and fun

Children & Change: What our kids can teach us about resilience and fun

Our family is facing a big change ahead, but why can't I roll with it as easily as my kids do?   Read on to see my kids teach me an important lesson in going with the flow.