A (Pocket) Change to Easter Traditions

A (Pocket) Change to Easter Traditions

“I hear something inside this egg!” “Oh, look! They’re so shiny!” “Remember when we got our piggy banks?”   With Easter coming I’ve been reflecting on some of the holiday traditions we created with our kids and those are some of the things I can remember them...
4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Messy Play

4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Messy Play

You don’t have to be a parent to know that children are messy, especially when they play. As a parent, it would seem that at least 80% of my job entails picking up messes made by or related to my children. Children leave breadcrumb trails behind them. Diapers, wipes,...
Toddlers Versus Veggies: A Dinnertime Showdown

Toddlers Versus Veggies: A Dinnertime Showdown

There is a lot of advice out there about toddlers who are picky eaters. “My kids ate what I served them or starved!” Thanks, Internet stranger, that helps so much when my child is screaming at the table because a pea touched her rice. I’ll write that down after I’ve...
How “Too Much” Makes Parenting Difficult

How “Too Much” Makes Parenting Difficult

Do you ever feel like you’re going crazy trying to do all.the.things? You greet your friends with stories about how busy you’ve been. You alternate between telling your kids to “hurry up” because there’s somewhere to be and to “wait a minute” because you have...