How You Can Raise Your Kids to be Successful

How You Can Raise Your Kids to be Successful

Parenting is beautiful, but it can also be very challenging. No one gives you an instruction manual at the hospital when they hand you your bundle of joy. Raising children is the most important thing you will ever do, but it's probably one of the hardest too. The goal, of course, is to raise a happy and successful child. Easier said than done. But here are some tried and true methods to help your kids grow up to be their best selves.

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Is Co-Sleeping Really Dangerous? The Truth About Co-Sleeping

Is Co-Sleeping Really Dangerous? The Truth About Co-Sleeping

My son and I have been co-sleeping since he was newborn. As a toddler, he has gone through small bouts of sleeping in his own bed but, for the most part, he sleeps in bed with me. When my son was an infant, this was not something that  I would openly share because I knew that sleeping co-sleeping was perceived as dangerous. But after several months, I started noticing something – a lot of moms were (are) co-sleeping. Like me, though, many don’t willingly offer that information. Specifically, in the U.S., co-sleeping is deemed unsafe, dangerous even. 

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4 Goals That Every Family Needs To Make

4 Goals That Every Family Needs To Make

I am a really big believer in setting goals and it is a habit I plan to teach my son to have. As a toddler, he may be a little young to come up with his own goals, but I still think that setting family goals is important. My family goal for 2017, was for my son and me to do one new thing a week - whether it was at home or going on a new adventure. We had so many great experiences and, as a mom, this goal really challenged me to appreciate where we live and to be a little more crafty. If you haven't set family goals, I encourage you to do so. If you have older kiddos, you can include them in the process! If not, here are some goals that every family can set. 

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What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

When we neglect to teach our children about adoption, we are leaving too much room for our child to crush another child's spirit. Of course, there is no way to guarantee your child won't say something insensitive to another child but I believe that there are certain things every kid needs to know about adoption. Hopefully, by teaching them these things, it will decrease the chances of them saying something hurtful to another child.

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Important Milestones You Need To Know About Speech & Language Development

Important Milestones You Need To Know About Speech & Language Development

As moms, we can tend to worry about our kids and whether or not they are "on track". Every child is different and will progress at his own pace, however, there are certain milestones that are set as a way to assess if a child may have a delay in speech or language development. Whether or not you are concerned about your development, it's important to know the milestones. This way, you will be able to identify whether or not your child may need to evaluated.

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What To Do When You Can't Keep on Schedule

What To Do When You Can't Keep on Schedule

Years ago, I had a boss that introduced me to a color coded, “Ideal Day” schedule. It. Changed. My. Life. I had everything scheduled out, short of bathroom breaks. But even then, the perfect time was “white space” time! That schedule made my heart so happy and it really kept me on track. Well, fast forward several years to being a work at home mom, and now my "ideal day" consists of taking a shower or not being chewed out by a two year old

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