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Child rearing

On Turning 2 – Parenting Lessons from My Child

August 6, 2013

Two, yes two – my baby, my firstborn is going to be two. She has a lifetime ahead of her, but how did two years go by so quickly? Birthdays are a time to pause and remember, to be grateful and also a time to look ahead with expectation. As I look over these past two years, I am amazed at the little girl my baby has become. I’m amazed at the journey I have walked as a new mom and I’m grateful for what I have experienced and learned

What Is Your Parenting Style?

May 28, 2013

Stay at home mom? Work outside of the home mom? Gentle Parenting? Baby wearing? Exclusive breastfeeding mom? Organic mom? So many labels to today’s parenting styles that it’s hard to make sense of it all.

National Screen Free Week

April 30, 2013

This week is national Screen Free Week which we think is a fabulous idea. For many of us, media time has become part of our daily family living whether it’s computers, smartphones, DVDs, the Cloud or whatever is at our virtual fingertips. Let’s face it, sometimes screen time can calm down a restless toddler at a doctor’s office, can distract kids on long trips or can even be a learning tool. However, there is something to say for turning off the screen – no matter what size – and playing outside, using imagination for play, reading a book together even as a family or having family game time.

5 Easy Ways Parents Can Be More Eco – Friendly

April 16, 2013

It may seem that being Eco-friendly takes a lot of time and money, but it doesn’t have to! These 5 easy tips can help you and your little ones become more green and care for Mother Earth!

3 Tips on Keeping Your Kids Healthy

April 2, 2013

Like most parts of the United States, Chicago has been hit with cold weather one day and balmy weather the next. This has lead to an increase of colds and other nasty infections. A few simple tips for keeping your kids healthy.

Taking A Stand Against Bullying

March 5, 2013

Bullying – a parent and child’s worst nightmare that all too often becomes a reality. The reality of bullying cost the life of 12 year old Bailey O’Neill. It is not enough to read this news report and fell sad or disgusted. As parents we have to DO something. It is up to us to stop bullying – each and every parent has to take responsibility and say, “NO MORE.”

Busy Mom ? Take Time To Breathe…

January 29, 2013

Being a parent is hard work. It really doesn’t matter if you are pregnant, have one child or 10, if you live in the city or on a farm, are young or more seasoned :) – parenting is hard work. It calls for creativity, patience – oh lots of patience, wisdom, and growing a few more arms.