How Can I Help You Feel Loved?

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. #StonyfieldBlogger When inspiration strikes, you write. And what better inspiration than love? Especially love for your child. We love our children to our very cores, it's so deep that it's never ending. My dad has taught my son that he doesn't just … Continue reading How Can I Help You Feel Loved?

I Believe in Gentle Parenting But…

Yes, I'm a gentle parent and believe in gentle parenting techniques. We don't use corporal punishment (spanking), we use calm voices, we state the positive rather than telling our son what not to do, we believe in cuddles and expressing feelings, and we don't do time-out for tantrums, we babywear. I believe in breastfeeding (if … Continue reading I Believe in Gentle Parenting But…

The Homeschool vs. Brick & Mortar Dilemma

In all seriousness, Hubs and I have been having a lot of conversations about homeschooling recently. And we are seriously having a homeschool vs. brick & mortar dilemma! Now, I know, M is only 3 years old, he still has 2 years of preschool left before he'll start kindergarten. But, I'm a planner! And these … Continue reading The Homeschool vs. Brick & Mortar Dilemma

Innovative #Babywearing {HIPSTER™ Baby Carrier Review}

As promised, here is my review of the new and innovative HIPSTER baby carrier by MiaMily. HIPSTER is still on Kickstarter, but the good news is, they've been funded!! You can still head over and donate to further support their campaign, in addition, if you pledge $120 or more, you will get your own HIPSTER. … Continue reading Innovative #Babywearing {HIPSTER™ Baby Carrier Review}

HIPSTER™ Baby Carrier by MiaMily on Kickstarter

Alright all you babywearing enthusiasts out there! I'm really excited to present an amazing opportunity for a Kickstarter campaign!!Here's the deal: Kickstarter is a platform that helps projects take off, and a way for people to be involved in helping a business for a product they believe in. MiaMily is launched their first project, HIPSTER™ on July … Continue reading HIPSTER™ Baby Carrier by MiaMily on Kickstarter

The Formula Mom vs. The Breastfeeding Mom – I Support You!

Here's the thing, I am pro breastfeeding. I do believe that "breast is best." I do think that if a woman wants to breastfeed they should try and do what they can to make it work - if that's their choice.I follow a lot of pro-breastfeeding pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. I see the … Continue reading The Formula Mom vs. The Breastfeeding Mom – I Support You!

Why I (Still) Respond to My Child’s Cries

M is now 2 years old and I continue to respond (almost) immediately to his cries. In the middle of the night, if he cries, I'm there. If he is cranky and crying for cuddles, I'm there. He bumps his head and cries, I'm there.Some of these may seem like no brainers:Child is hurt ---> … Continue reading Why I (Still) Respond to My Child’s Cries

Gentle Parenting through the Meltdowns & Tantrums

Photo Credit I was told by a friend that my blog is "psychology-meets-crunchy," and I think you'll find this post falls in line with that description. There is a way to use gentle parenting techniques and still provide your child with consequences. Pay attention to your feelings, if you're feeling stressed/frustrated/angry/sad/etc., then chances are, your … Continue reading Gentle Parenting through the Meltdowns & Tantrums

Can a Toddler be TOO Gentle?

So M and I attended a babywearing playgroup today. I wanted to try out a few things and it was an opportunity for M to interact with some other littles. Since he's an only child and doesn't attend daycare, he's not around other kids that frequently. I like to get him involved with little ones … Continue reading Can a Toddler be TOO Gentle?

How to Get Your Toddler to Communicate (it doesn’t have to be tantrums!)

I'm going to start by saying that all toddlers are different! I may just be really lucky to have a mild tempered son. This would be a stretch though considering his parents. M is, by no means, perfect (I know! Shocker!). He's of course perfect in our eyes, but not behaviorally, there's no such thing.I've … Continue reading How to Get Your Toddler to Communicate (it doesn’t have to be tantrums!)