Good Parenting

Is Watching TV ACTUALLY Bad for Toddlers? What You Need to Know

I’m guilty. Even after hearing everyone tell me about how bad “screen time” is, I still let my not-quite-2-year-old daughter watch TV. I instinctively know it isn’t good, but sometimes it just fits so perfectly into your day. You’re trying to get something done.  They want to be entertained. And there’s this magical box (okay, we’re not in the 90’s anymore …

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The Perfect Toddler and Newborn Schedule: Tips for Managing Both

Juggling the transition from one child to two children can be a difficult task. These tips from a mom in the trenches will help you create the perfect toddler and newborn schedule and help you survive the newborn days!

If you are finding yourself expecting your second child, or (congrats!) you’ve already given birth. You may have found this article because you are in desperate need of some sanity! Fear not friend. As a mom to a rambunctious 2-year-old and a newborn baby, I am here to offer you some understanding, insight, and pro tips for creating the perfect …

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How to Stop Toddler Whining: The ULTIMATE Guide to Your Sanity

One of the most challenging parts about raising a small, toddler-sized human has to be how to deal with the whining. Unfortunately, our kids are no longer babies, but they aren’t really old enough to fully communicate their feelings yet either. As a result, you get whining….sometimes….lots of whining. Admittedly, whining can be extremely taxing and hard to navigate as …

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Parents with Different Religions: What Should You Do?

In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly common to find parents who are of a different religion (or at least, were raised with different religious beliefs). It’s not surprising, as this melting pot of a society grows larger and larger. It’s something both of us have dealt with – not only do we have different ethnic backgrounds (one of us is Caucasian, …

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What It Takes to Be a Good Parent: 11 Traits (#6 May Surprise You)

A lot of parents have anxiety over figuring out what it takes to be a good parent.  Especially new parents. It’s a tricky subject, because you don’t get a report card that tells you whether or not you’ve been a good parent.  There’s no master guidebook on how to be a good parent. The challenging part of it all is …

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First Time Dad Tips: 10 Things You Should Know

Becoming a dad for the first time is pretty scary. Every day you find yourself facing issues you’ve never dealt with before. And not only are you dealing with a new child, but likely a new mother as well (I think most mothers would agree that this adds a layer of complexity to the father’s experience). The good thing is, …

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes of New Parents

Parents, regardless of experience, are prone to making mistakes.  Raising a human being is not easy. Without too much exaggeration, every little thing you do as a parent can (but not necessarily will) shape your child in some way. It can be especially terrifying as a new parent.  You know, frantically Googling every little thing. What the hell did people do …

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