Toddler Transition

By: Jessica Aldred  “No!”, “Get Down!”, “Don’t eat that!”, “Stop touching that”…Yes folks, we officially have a fully mobile, chattering, defiant, yet still incredibly cute toddler! The days of tossing him the high chair with some veggie sticks while I made dinner are over. The 5 point harness is now strapping him in just long … More Toddler Transition

Bedtime Bliss

By: Martianne Stanger Before marriage and children, one thing I fantasized about was parenting my own children to bed one day. I imagined cuddling with my darlings to say our bedtime prayers, sing calming lullabies and share bedtime stories before I got up, tucked each child into bed, offered each a kiss on the forehead and … More Bedtime Bliss

Reward System

By: Jessica Aldred As parents of a school-age child and a preschooler, my husband and I often struggle with how to discipline or reward each of them without impacting the other. For instance, if we’ve promised an outing to a fun family location but my four-year-old has had a particularly bad day, it’s a tough … More Reward System

Untruths

By: Heather Desmond O’Neill There are definitely two teams in our house. Us against them. We have to stick together.  If we don’t, our children may realize that ultimately we really have no power. There are fabrications that we have told our children to keep the upper hand.  After the kids are in bed, sometimes … More Untruths