How to Help Your Older Child When They Are Afraid of Shots

As parents, we tend to expect our little ones to be scared of immunizations. But what do we do when our older child is afraid of shots? It is completely normal for older kids to be afraid of needles. Especially 11 year olds, they tend to be scared of 11 year vaccines just as much…

How to Teach Your Toddler Letters and Sounds~ The Lazy Way

People are always very impressed that my toddlers know all the letters and sounds before they reach preschool. They always want to know how I manage to teach them their ABCs at such a young age, but the thing is, I don’t. I have four children, and I am homeschooling the oldest three. I appreciate…

Say Yay to Pajama Day! Our Most Relaxing Christmas Tradition

Have the days leading up to Christmas become crazy and chaotic? Do you find yourself running from one place to another, just trying to pack everything in? Today I want to share with you a tradition that helps our family escape some of the overwhelm that happens around the Christmas holiday. We call it Pajama…

Milk and a Meltdown- Toddler Rage Containment the Easy Way

Is your toddler having tantrums and meltdowns? Did you know there is a difference between the two? Read on to find out how to contain your toddler’s rage the easy and loving way.   It started with my head banging toddler When Pubescent Snarky son was a tiny toddler, he developed a habit of smacking…

The Number One Way to Be a Better and More Productive Mom Today

We all want to be better, more productive, and more present. Our schedules are packed full. Work demands our time. Children demand our time. Everyone needs us, and they need us right now. The house is a wreck, carryout is on the table at dinner time, and we haven’t spent fifteen minutes of quality time…

How to Get Your Child to Take Medicine- Without Vomiting, Tears, or Fighting

Now that cold and flu season is upon us, let’s talk about how to get your child to take medicine. I frequently get calls from parents who say: My toddler won’t take medicine without throwing up. My toddler spits out medicine. How can I disguise the taste of medicine? How can I get a baby…