Best of 2018

Best of 2018 Joy. Connection. Encouragement. Information. Humor. That’s what the best social media sharing gives us as parents. We can lose all of these important perspective-shapers during our tough moments/days/years. Here are the Facebook shares that we loved the most this year, because they reminded us of what is true or relieved stress and isolation… Read more

Newborn Sleep

Baby Sleep Basics: Newborn Sleep

Sleep: yours, your partner’s, the baby’s….where do we begin?   Society would have us focus on the babies and the correct way to “train” them to sleep well.  But wading through the conflicting information (which all seems to be supported by research) in your state of exhaustion only adds to the confusion. That’s why this rant about… Read more

Top Facebook Posts for Parents

Top 10 Facebook Posts in 2017

Grab your tea or coffee and take a look–there’s something here for everyone! It’s fun to look back at my Facebook business page to see which posts you liked the best. Viewing these posts as a group affirms what I already know about you: you care deeply about your connection with your children and you are always… Read more

Siblings and new baby

Helping Children Adjust To A New Sibling

Having siblings is wonderful and a special relationship like no other. Of course parents want to support close and caring relationships between our children. You can see from the excitement and adoration many children show when a new child arrives, that great love and closeness are possible and natural. At the same time, having a… Read more

Games to help with sibling rivalry

4 Playful Tools to Reduce Sibling Rivalry

If your family is stressed by sibling rivalry, there is hope! Games which bring siblings together as a team to defeat their parents (all in good fun) are good for sibling relationships! You play the role of the less smart and capable, less powerful one, the one the kids can laugh at together and team up… Read more

Helping Children with Agression

3 Things Children Need Us To Know When They Hit Or Bite

1.  Children Who Hit or Bite Have Lost Their Sense of Connection After young children pass through the stage of hitting experimentally, which is a stage that passes early on, if they show aggressive behavior, they need your help. It might not be obvious from the outside, but when children hit or bite others, they… Read more