Parenting is hard. Kids can be difficult. Here we focus on being the best parents we can be in our homes. I like to offer a dose of reality, the good, bad and ugly of parenting.  There is no judgment, parent-shaming or mom-bashing here. You will only find ways to better yourself, your family and grow together. Self-care, nurturing, advice, inspiration, and humor – very sarcastic humor!

Mom shaming needs to stop. how to not be an asshole on the internet.

Mom Shaming Needs To Stop

The internet is ripe with parents searching for advice and sharing their vast knowledge and opinions openly. That is kind of the beauty of the internet. It is literally the vast expanse of knowledge available to us at our fingertips. And yet here we use it to share Cat mems and parent-shame. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly can

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When Toddlers strike - the toothpaste story

Staying Calm When Toddlers Ruin Everything

Toddlers are tiny terrorists with an appetite for destruction. Their curiosity and learning take hold of them and their lack of judgment makes for really creative messes. I have experienced this first-hand many times, despite my constant effort to keep a watchful eagle-eye on my kidiots. I like to play this fun game on my Facebook Page – Parents

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Helping Kids to Set Goals

I have spent a really hefty amount of time heading into 2018 revising and listing my goals for the year. Both personal and professional. I have set some great goals for myself and my family. I have also realized how important family goal setting can be. Kids need to learn that they’re in control of their own actions and achievements.

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Choosing your power word for the year. #oneword2018

Choosing a One Word Resolution for The New Year

It’s resolution time. The time of year has come for people to scramble to change themselves by making a verbal commitment to change that they struggle to uphold. What if One Word, one simple powerful word is all you needed to guide you through the new year? This is the one-word resolution that can’t be broken. You can’t break

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Transitioning your toddler to a big bed - nectar mattress

Transitioning Your Toddler into a Big Bed

*This post is sponsored by NECTAR – all opinions and content are my own* Lately, we have been asking about the right time to begin transitioning your toddler to a big bed. Both the youngest kiddos were occupying cribs converted into toddler beds until there was a wild, Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed incident and we had no

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Sending Long Distance Love with Gourmet Gift Baskets

Easter is fast approaching, so quickly in fact that if you wait any longer you’ll be getting your chocolate bunnies for 50% off!  Our Easter tradition always includes a bright basket stuffed to the brim with sugary goodness. One for everyone. Gourmet Gift Baskets shipped me a gorgeous basket full of goodies in exchange for this post. All

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