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 Rubber Band Method for Discipline: A New Spin

  Have you heard of the Rubber Band Method for Discipline? Don't worry, it's not using rubber bands on your children. The concept is to wear 3 rubber bands around your right wrist and then to move each rubber band to the left wrist when you provide some sort of verbal praise or positive feedback … Continue reading The Rubber Band Method for Discipline: A New Spin

The Importance of Reinforcement in Parenting

Awhile back I wrote about gentle parenting through the meltdowns. It's hands down my most popular post. So, piggy-backing on that topic, today I'm going to write about reinforcement in parenting and why it's so important! Some Definitions: Reinforcement is when you give or remove something in the hopes that it will increase the likelihood of a … Continue reading The Importance of Reinforcement in Parenting

Bottles & Breastmilk: Tips For The Exclusive Pumping Mama

Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. Thank you for your support.   I sometimes feel like the bottles & breastmilk for the exclusive pumping mom gets left out in the circle of breastfeeding moms. I've at times felt that since my son didn't nurse due to an oral aversion that I am less … Continue reading Bottles & Breastmilk: Tips For The Exclusive Pumping Mama

5 Ways We’re Getting our Toddler Ready for Preschool

Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. I appreciate your support in keeping this blog up and running! I only share with you what I love!M will be starting his first year of preschool this year! He doesn't start until after Labor Day so I have a few more weeks to mentally and physically … Continue reading 5 Ways We’re Getting our Toddler Ready for Preschool

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

That Time We Bed-Shared with Our Toddler

I have nothing against bed-sharing. In fact, I'm all for it if it's done safely! We did not co-sleep with M, but this was not entirely by choice. When M came home from the hospital he had a nurse with him for 8 hours every night until he was 15 months old. The original plan … Continue reading That Time We Bed-Shared with Our Toddler