Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

My toddler is a bit of a tornado and has been having a lot of trouble keeping his hands to himself. We’ve had issues with complaints from school, and not to mention all the biting and hitting he’s been doing to dear old mama (aka me).  So I’ve been working with him on that behavior with transferring the need to touch other people onto another activity and learning to control the outbursts. Teaching kindness is so important in this because a child who wishes to be kind will not want to harm his friends or his mommy. Right? So I […]

Posted June 19, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, / 2 Comments
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3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

The concept of Seasonal Color Analysis began with a woman named Suzanne Caygill. Suzanne figured out that every human being is created with an individualized design, color and form that is related to Nature and the Seasons. The pigments of hair, skin, and eyes unlock the unique relationship to one of Nature’s color harmonies. As a busy working mom, you may be asking, “Why do I need to know my Seasonal Colors?” Let us share with you just a few of the many benefits that come from this wonderful service.   Knowing your Seasonal Colors saves you money. When you […]

Posted June 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
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Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

The other day we had a scary situation with our son.  We were actually out celebrating our anniversary, and all went to sushi after work/daycare pickup. After that, we decided to walk next door and get some ice cream. Because there’s always time for ice cream. Well, this time my son was so hyper and kept bouncing in his chair. He just couldn’t sit still. One of those bounces resulted in him sliding out of his chair and landing on the ground. He didn’t fall far, and it looked like his butt hit first, but he was lying there with […]

Posted June 17, 2018 by Julie in Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Top 10 Things to Do With Kids on the Weekend

Top 10 Things to Do With Kids on the Weekend

  Spending some time off with your kids could be the best prescription for this coming weekend. Well, what are some activities you can engage in with your kids during the weekend? Listed below are some of the top things you should try out. These ideas involve both outdoor and indoor activities. Hide and Seek This could be a great way for your kids to explore the outdoor world in your company. Depending on the size of your home backyard, teach your kids some hide and seek tricks. It even becomes more challenging if you combine the game with the indoors […]

Posted June 11, 2018 by Julie in Entertainment, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

How I streamline my busy life as a working mom with these time-saving tips

Work, take care of your family, sleep (yeah, right), repeat. Wearer of many hats, and not all that fit just right; moms are busy. So busy. But we have to get it all done, whether we like it or not. Whether our mommy brains cooperate, or not. So here are some time-saving tips for busy moms to help us streamline our life as a working mom. Looking for time-saving tips for busy moms? Keep reading!     Easy, time-saving tips for busy working moms But we can make things easier on ourselves and our busy schedules by finding ways to streamline and […]

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Tips to have the Ultimate Family Fun this Summer

Tips to have the Ultimate Family Fun this Summer

Summer is coming! Well, for those of us in Texas, summer has already arrived. But for many others, temperatures are just starting to get comfortable and allow for fun time in the sun. Kids might be out of school (not mine, he’s in daycare no matter the time of year, but you know, other people’s kids) and parents might be looking for activities and ideas. Fear not, my friends, I have collected some amazing posts about summer activities and ideas for summer fun to share with you so gather your list-making-tools and start perusing these posts. Beach Time, Outside Play, […]

Posted June 5, 2018 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Help a Child with Anger Issues

How to Help a Child with Anger Issues

Children are just as able to get as angry as adults. However, children differ as more often than not, their emotions are raw, untamed and are not subdued by either logical thinking or concerns about the possible costs of their behavior. As the parent, your role in the midst of anger is to understand where your child is having difficulties, which in turn will help you know exactly how to deal with it, both when it’s happening and proactively, so that your child is better equipped to deal with their thoughts and emotions in future. In the long run, these […]

Posted June 4, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Helping Children Cope with Distance by reading Nonni’s Moon book

Helping Children Cope with Distance by reading Nonni’s Moon book

Being a military family means we’re not living near either set of my child’s grandparents. And at times it means Daddy is also away and my little man is missing his loved ones. It’s hard to explain to a 3-year-old (or even younger) why his favorite people are not around all the time, and it is even harder to help them through their big emotions (and tantrums they lead to). But teaching a child to bond with far-away relatives with the help of a sweet children’s book is a great parenting tip. I received a complimentary electronic copy of this […]

Posted June 1, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

  What to look for when choosing a daycare A few years ago, I took the leap into starting my own “daycare”.  I never call it that.  To me, I always “just babysit” a few kids to make some extra cash while being a housewife. As our family grows, the number of kids I take on has decreased.  I now only work for one other family.  She’s off on maternity leave right now (we had our second kids at the same time), which means so am I. Since I’ve had my own kids, I think a lot about what I […]

Posted May 29, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Have a Fantastic Summer Day at the Local Swimming Hole

How to Have a Fantastic Summer Day at the Local Swimming Hole

Summer weather is finally here, friends! And it is wonderful! And beautiful. And makes us want to be outside playing and splashing. That’s exactly what we did these past two weekends, starting with our first swim of the season on Mother’s day. I love living here in the Austin area. Just love it. I thought I loved Houston, but this is a whole new experience for us. I’ve never lived somewhere with a local swimming hole. And Austin is full of swimming holes! When we lived in the Houston area, we were always about an hour and a half drive […]

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