Our kids are growing up in a different time and different world than when we grew up. The added pressures of technology bring about a whole new series of problems. Not only are we faced with trying to teach our kids technology time limitations, but we also must educate them on cyber safety and issues […]
When it comes to parenting we are bombarded by thoughts, questions and concerns on what’s the best thing for our baby. Are we doing things right? Are we completely messing up our kids? Sleep is one area where mixed opinions are on full-throttle! When is it the “right” time to sleep train? This is the […]
Gone are the days where families sat around all summer and every weekend simply lounging, relaxing and catching up on sleep. Gone are the days where kids are bored because there is nothing for them to do. In today’s society kids and families are so over-scheduled with sports, school, extracurricular activities and more, that it […]
Ask yourself these questions regarding your current state of parenting: do you dread certain or most parts of your day? Is the best part of your day when your child is sleeping? Do you feel like you’ve lost all control and you live your life battling it out with you kids about everything from bedtime, […]
It’s fairly typical and a bit of pure human nature to shove things to the side and simply ‘worry about it later.’ We all have the tendency to procrastinate to some degree. To take the easy way out in order to get the job done. To do whatever it takes to get what we want, even […]
Do you believe in crying it out? The Fear of Tears By: Tia Slightham written for Pink and Blue Baby Magazine The biggest and baddest question in all things babies! To sleep train or not to? To let them cry or not? The internal power struggle of emotions that goes on inside regarding this issue […]
Basic needs seems so basic, but they are the foundation for all things sane in parenting! I’m not here to preach to you or tell you how to run your house. I am here because I care and through my experience have witnessed how far South things can go if these needs are not met. The basic needs I’m speaking of are healthy nutrition and healthy sleep. The two of these together will help create a happier and healthier family as a whole. Today I am going to focus on sleep and reasons why getting your kids to bed earlier will be the starting point for you creating a more positive parenting outcome.
just like you, your child has needs. they need to eat, drink, sleep, be stimulated, cared for and loved. often times the basics of food and shelter take first precedence and parents feel they are doing what’s important for their child. yes, of course you are but when sleep doesn’t take the driver seat and […]
i know you’re thinking..what the heck is a laser maze? i’m not sure about all you parents out there, but i am always trying to come up with something fun to do with my little ones. either with both my kiddos or something fun for hudson to do while beckett naps in the afternoon, or just because it’s an at home day and we are desperate for something fun to do! one of my new year’s resolutions is to be more creative with the activities i do with my kids. sure legos, building blocks, baking, arts, etc. are always great, but i want to try and do some activities that are out of the norm! something to spice up life!
pregnancy and exercise are like ketchup and mustard…you just can’t have one without the other! i truly believe from the research i have read and from my own personal experience that exercise and pregnancy go hand in hand. they are the yin and the yang. you can’t have one without the other, or rather you can, but shouldn’t have one without the other. of course the variation in exercises will most definitely vary from one women to the next, but the fact is that each and every pregnant lady should do some form of exercise. not only for themselves; to make you feel better, maintain your strength during pregnancy and labour, increase your recovery time, along with many more positives. but, you should also exercise to help the health of your unborn child. research shows that exercise during your pregnancy can benefit your baby both in heart and overall health. in a previous blog post titled, “exercise your mind, body and soul for a healthy you and baby” i talk about many of the health benefits that exercising during pregancy will give you and your baby! check it out and i’m sure you will agree (whether you want to exercise or not) that you should get up off your tushy and start walking today!