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Tips for Crafting the Perfect Summer Routine With Your Kids

Summertime, and the livin’s easy! Or something like that? Summer with kids is equal parts magical and disastrous, am I right? We have 2 weeks of school left, and then it’s just me and the 3 kiddos all summer long! My oldest, Theo, goes to preschool 5 mornings a week, and my 3-year-old twins stay …

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5 Secrets to Getting Kids to Listen the First Time

Josie and Margo, my three-year-old twins, and I were walking to pick their brother up from preschool when it happened. They were running a little bit ahead of me on the sidewalk, when I saw a car backing out of the driveway, just a few feet from them. “GIRLS, STOP NOW!” I shouted. They immediately …

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How to Discipline a Highly Sensitive Child: 8 Simple Strategies

If you’re a parent to a highly sensitive child, you’ve likely struggled with figuring out how to discipline appropriately. Discipline strategies that work for most children don’t usually work with highly sensitive children. It can be incredibly frustrating for both the parent and the child… trust me! I have been there. It is crucial that …

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Flying With Twins: How to Survive With Twin Toddlers

Flying with twins: is it possible? We have traveled often with our children, but it’s always been by car. With a singleton and twins just two-years years apart, the idea of flying with that many toddlers was just absolutely overwhelming to us. Now that our oldest, Theo, is 5, we knew he wouldn’t be that …

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Twin Toddlers Fighting: 9 Practical Tips to Help Siblings Get Along

Let’s talk about twin toddlers fighting. Oh, toddlerhood. The joys of parenting small children who don’t have the ability to fully communicate, lack the skills to reason and if their demands aren’t met, mass panic ensues. This is toddlerhood, right? And when you have two toddlers… aka twins… you know that things can get loud …

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Parenting Toddler Twins: A Survival Guide

If you’re a parent to twin toddlers, congratulations! You survived the baby years! You’re probably getting used to the fact that you have twins, and hopefully a bit more sleep. Unfortunately, parenting toddler twins is a whole new level of difficulty than newborn twins. There’s a new level of frustration that parents with one toddler …

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5 Tips For Helping Children Process Grief

How We’re Helping Our Children Process Grief and Death It’s been a little over a month since I lost my father and my children lost their grandfather. While I’m no expert in helping children deal with grief, we’re learning as we go of what works and what doesn’t work. A big difficulty as a parent …

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How to Handle Your Emotional Four-Year-Old

If you have a four-year-old or are trying to prepare for life with a four-year-old, this post is for you. I was pretty unprepared for what to expect with my son’s development and especially how emotional four-year-olds are. There are times I’ve been pleasantly surprised, and times I’ve been shocked by his behavior. In searching …

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