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Childbirth and Childcare

Childbirth and Childcare
Knowing your children will be well cared for when you are in the hospital giving birth and recovering can bring you great peace of mind. Under optimal conditions, you will have family and friends your children are familiar with near by to help care for them. Grandparents, friends, even long term caregivers can provide your child with familiarity and...

7 Simple Steps to Handle Any Parenting Situation

1. Listen. Pause and listen to your child before springing into action or firing back a response. This means zipping your lip, biting your tongue, and accepting that a little parental silence can go a long way.2. Let your child know you “get it.” Validate your child by repeating back a bit of what he or she said, even...

Tips for Surviving a Holiday Road Trip with Kids

The holidays are stressful as it is. Throw in a road trip with kids amped up on the holiday spirit and you just might be ready to pull out your hair. Whether you're planning on driving a couple of hours or a couple of days, you can survive the journey and come out ready for celebrating the holidays with...

5 Ways to Make Back-to-School Shopping More Manageable

 Back-to-school time can be hectic. Transitioning children to school mode, finding and purchasing school supplies and clothing, on top of the fact that approximately 52 million parents will be searching for the same sales as you makes the whole ordeal... an ordeal! If you’ve had bad experiences in seasons past it doesn’t mean history has to repeat itself this year....