Category: Positive Parenting

Is it OK for my kids to parent one another?

Is it OK for my kids to parent one another?

Is it OK to let your “big” kids parent the younger ones? Is it wrong? Does this make me a bad parent?

Do I have a “bad” kid?   I must remember every kid is different and I need to parent them individually

Do I have a “bad” kid? I must remember every kid is different and I need to parent them individually

After having your first baby, I think a lot of parents forget every baby is different and what worked for #1 may not work for kids #2 or #3. It’s important to remember every kid is different and needs to be parented in their own way.

Becoming a more mindful parent

Becoming a more mindful parent

I am trying to be a more mindful parent, here’s how it’s been going when handling my daughter’s tantrums/meltdowns.

Why I needed to change how I parent

Why I needed to change how I parent

I was losing patience, feeling drained and exhausted dealing with my 4 year old. Something had to change… I had a parenting wake-up call.

Where I struggle as a mom

Where I struggle as a mom

I admit I took to motherhood like a duck to water (even with twins), but the witching hour is when my darling angels are most prone to losing their minds over NOTHING. This is where I struggle.

How I handle not providing educational moments all day long guilt

How I handle not providing educational moments all day long guilt

This is how I handle not providing educational-opportunities-every-minute-of-the-day Mom Guilt.

The time I didn’t follow my mama gut

The time I didn’t follow my mama gut

Being in public amongst a sea of strangers with a kid in the middle of a tantrum does not faze me one bit, but being around moms I know makes me self-conscious. What’s the deal? My mama gut suddenly goes radio silent and I can feel beads of sweat begin to form. This is what happened the time I didn’t follow my mama gut.

When things get really tough – Finding Magic Moments in Life

When things get really tough – Finding Magic Moments in Life

In response to recent events in Paris, we are all looking for goodness in the world. I discussed a viral video with one of my best friends and she graciously offered to write another guest piece about finding magic moments with your kids.

Celebrating Hanukkah in a world of Christmas dazzle

Celebrating Hanukkah in a world of Christmas dazzle

My husband and I are both Jewish and neither one of us grew up celebrating Christmas. This is the first year my three-year old daughter understands holidays and she has heard of Christmas and I can see she wants in. My husband and I have explained we don’t celebrate Christmas because we’re Jewish and it’s not our holiday. She seems to be all right with this. Still, a part of me is waiting for the moment it really sinks in.

Forced Affection: It’s OK to say no to a hug

Forced Affection: It’s OK to say no to a hug

I do not tell my girls they must give me or anyone (relatives included) a hug or kiss when they do not want to. They are in charge of their own bodies, and they can decide who they want to hug and/or kiss and when. Forced affection is NOT okay!

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