Family Lifestyle Consulting and Writing


Mindful Parenting Techniques to Bring Rhythm to Your Routines

I've always been a firm believer in routines. The benefits of routines in cognitive function and emotional regulation are numerous. Routines were the foundation of my training as an early childhood educator and they've been a staple in my parenting. But, up until recently, despite their many benefits, routines have also been a huge source of anxiety for me. 

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5 Ideas for Thoughtful and Unique New Baby Gifts

Ok, I admit. I tricked you with this title a little bit. When we think "new baby gifts" we think of gifts FOR the baby. But actually the items I'll mention are for the parents who are having a new baby. Because, let's face it, they're the ones that really need the gifts. So, if you really want to support and encourage the exhausted, hard-working parents of a new baby, read on!

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Emotionally Intelligent Is The New Strong When It Comes to Raising Boys

Whether it’s with his smiles and hugs or his tears and disappointment, he is trying to communicate with me. He wants to know he is being heard and understood. He’s trying to figure out his place among the people around him. He’s human. The desire and ability to connect with other humans isn’t a male or female characteristic. It’s a human characteristic.

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5 Simple Ways to Cure Mom Brain, According to Science

Being a mom often means putting our thoughts, plans, and ideas for our kids before our own.

And that’s a beautiful, selfless thing. But it is mentally exhausting.

Here are some ideas to help you keep your thinking sharp. So the next time you’re expected to discuss something more intellectual than why you shouldn’t wear shorts in 30-degree temps or that ice cream is not a breakfast food, you’ll be prepared.

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Information people may not tell you about postpartum recovery

When you use your pregnancy and postpartum period to get to know this new you and prioritize your own needs, the journey into new motherhood becomes a lot easier, happier, and healthier. 

So accept all advice graciously, then read this. This is the information I wish I had been given before the birth of my first baby. 

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