Category: Parenting

How to Create a Relaxed Toddler and Newborn Schedule

It happened, mama. I have been to the pinnacle of motherhood and back. There I sat, hunched over on a stool outside the bathroom door. The scene looked familiar… a story for my son as he sat on the potty. But this time something was different. Oh that’s right! My merely four-day-old baby was nursing away as I regaled her and big brother with the tale of David and the giant. My whole body groaned from the recent strain of labor. The baby fussed. Yet I sensed that my older son really needed a story from his mama that...

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Quiet Time for Kids: How I Switched My Preschooler from Naptime to Quiet Time

  Here’s the thing no one tells you when you become a mama…Parenting is all about stages, right? Some things work great for a week, a few months, or even years. And then, suddenly, everything turns upside down! Naptime and quiet time for kids is no exception. This holds so true in the area of sleep. It never fails. Just when we seem to have hit a rhythm with my son’s sleep habits and schedule; a growth spurt, a tummy ache, or a slightly off schedule throws his sleep into haywire mode. So here’s the truth: Change is just...

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Mom Advice: 10 Things to do When You’re About to Lose Your Patience with Your Kids

Have you ever met a perfect mom? She never loses her temper, never loses her patience, and certainly never loses her car keys. Nope. Me neither. All moms get frustrated. It’s part of the bargain. You see, we’re raising up these little seeds. We water, prune, and tend, but they’ve got a long, long way to go before we see the fruit. But, if you’re like me you might find your self in a hamster wheel cycle of impatience with your children. Nobody’s perfect, not even the best mother. In fact, sometimes, we are a bit fruitless ourselves, right?...

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5 Steps to take the Overwhelm out of Homeschool Preschool

Is teaching your little ones at home feeling like an overwhelming task? Maybe you feel like you’re just not qualified for homeschool preschool, or maybe you have no idea where to start! Let me tell you, mama. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can teach your child at home and keep your sanity, too. I promise! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a commission if you choose to purchase products through my link. However, I only recommend products I know and love! Today, I’m sharing five simple steps to taking the overwhelm out...

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Must-Read Advice from Expert Homeschool Preschool Mamas

This post is part of my Homeschool Preschool 101 Series, where I share everything you need to know to make homeschool preschool work for you and your child! In this series, you’ll learn… How We do Super-Relaxed Homeschool Preschool 10 Tips to Limit Screen-Time for Good! Kindergarten Readiness: What does my Preschooler Really Need to Know? Must-Read Advice from Expert Homeschool Preschool Mamas Hey there! Be sure to pin the image below for later! Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. Of course, I only recommend products I know and love! One of the wonderful things about homeschool preschool...

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