When “I Don’t Love You” Isn’t Just a Phase

When "I don't love you" isn't just a phase and what to do about it.

I admit that my relationship with my 3 year old has been “off” for a couple weeks now…maybe even as long as a month. I’m not sure how it happened.  Maybe the stress of the holidays coupled with a lo … [Read more...]

Gingerbread House Fail: Lessons Learned

What can you learn about parenting from an imperfect gingerbread house?

Every year I pin photos of beautiful, impeccably decorated gingerbread houses with intricate candy coated details and accouterments, or a creative twist like the pretzel rod log cabin. I research … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Stop Yelling At Your Kids

Everything you need to know to stop yelling at your kids. Full of positive parenting tips, and proven methods to stop yelling.

I challenged myself almost a year ago, to stop yelling at my children. Since then, I've been a bit focused on yelling stuff on the internet.  Hey, I'm always looking for some great tools to put in … [Read more...]

Stop Calling Children Nasty Names

When we call our kids nasty names

  The other day I was at a baby shower for a friend of mine.  A guest shows up late and loudly exclaims "I'm sorry I'm late, but my kids were being such assholes!" She laughs and continues … [Read more...]

Letting Go of The Christmas Rush

The holidays can be stressful with all the Christmas baking, decorating, and events, it can get a bit overwhelming.  This is a great way to let it all go and just enjoy the holidays with your family.

It's December, time for the holiday fun.  I love this time of year, I really do.  The music, the food, the cheer...it's intoxicating. But as I sit here writing this, my son's empty Advent Calendar s … [Read more...]

Parenting Tips: Helping Kids Through The Tough Holiday Season

The holidays can be tough when it comes to parenting. Dealing with extended families, blended families, ungrateful kids, and the Santa question can make them hard. Here's some great parenting tips to help you get through.

The holidays are filled with such joy, such excitement, such wonder.  It truly is an amazing time of year. But, it also has some parts that can be difficult for families. Some kids have to go … [Read more...]

Perspective

The Power of Perception. Sometimes a mess isnt just a mess

One of the best things about being a blogger is connecting and learning from you.  Recently that happened through a thread my The Stop Yelling Challenge group on Facebook. I was scrolling through m … [Read more...]

A Gift Guide For Busy Moms

Gifts for Moms who are too busy to make their own wish list! Here are useful things that she'll really want. No DIY mom gifts here!

"What do YOU want for Christmas this year?"  That's the question that I get every single year. I try to keep up with my Amazon wish list, but most of the time I'm working too hard on figuring out … [Read more...]

Lucky

I was lucky that my baby boy and I both survived childbirth. Lucky.

Lucky. That's what they told me, I was lucky. So lucky. I hear stories every day about childbirth that didn't go as planned. Babies end up in the NICU, Mamas in the ICU. But me? I walked … [Read more...]

3 Tips for a Stress Free Thankgiving

Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is supposed to be about giving thanks and being grateful for the people and things in our lives. It's supposed to be a time of peace, of reflection, of joy.  But for a lot of … [Read more...]