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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Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

After our Father’s Day craft fiasco, I applied my lessons learned to the next craft. Between Memorial Day and Fourth of July, and simply being a military family, patriotic crafts are a wonderful thing to do with kiddos. Especially toddlers and preschoolers who just love to paint. I started this craft up after nap time Sunday afternoon. I asked my son if he wanted to paint and SURE he said. Then I backed up a bit and said wait do you want a snack? (Cause, you know, no one wants to have a hangry toddler) and he said, “not yet, […]

Posted May 22, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop

6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop

  Here are the 6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop Your child falling sick can be your worst nightmare. While we may all be okay when we’re hit with the occasional flu, the sight of your ailing child will almost always make you feel depressed. One occasion where you’ll feel this sense of desperation and anxiety is when your toddler is coughing non-stop, especially when they can’t sleep during the night. Unfortunately, you can’t offer them over-the-counter medicine as well because according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children under 4-6 years shouldn’t be given […]

Posted May 21, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Surviving as a New Military Mom

Surviving as a New Military Mom

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of The Breastfeeding Shop via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Being a Military Mom is a unique challenge because, in addition to the life-altering changes that having a new baby means for a family, you also tend to live far apart from the rest of your family, and your spouse may be away for long periods of time. Read some tips to help survive as a new military mom.     Find your Mom Tribe The military lifestyle makes us more nomadic, which pulls us from our extended families and […]

Posted May 18, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Sponsored, / 8 Comments
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5 Reasons Your Baby is not Sleeping (and How to Cope)

5 Reasons Your Baby is not Sleeping (and How to Cope)

  Most new moms and dads don’t realize that there are various things that can help you and your baby create a sleeping routine so that your entire family can get some proper rest. Let’s take a look at the five most common culprits of sleep troubles and how you can tackle them to finally get some shut-eye! Photo by Carlo Navarro on Unsplash Is your baby not sleeping? Here are some underlying causes of a baby that won’t sleep. 1.      Too much fuss As parents, we often spend most of our time overthinking every step of the baby-care process, […]

Posted May 15, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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5 Tips for Shooting Your First Stress-free Family Photography Session

5 Tips for Shooting Your First Stress-free Family Photography Session

Tips for Shooting Your Family Photography Session   Shooting family pictures isn’t so easy. Having photography sessions with kids requires a lot of patience and effort. The only way you can make a family photography session fruitful is by changing your own attitude to shoot. Most parents are not satisfied with the pictures they receive from the photographer after long tiring poses in daylight. The pictures do look good but they make you feel like you and your family just posed for the camera. If you want the best moments with your family captured most beautifully, I have 5 simple […]

Posted May 11, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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A Bedtime Routine with Baby you can take on the Road

A Bedtime Routine with Baby you can take on the Road

I have been compensated by JOHNSON’S® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.   Becoming a parent is a wonderful and chaotic journey, where everything changes day-to-day but you do your best to keep your life as normal as it was before. This means continuing your regular family trips and visits, even though you have an extra passenger (with quite a bit of extra luggage). Developing a good bedtime routine with your baby is key, and important to establish at home while schedules are normal. Then this established routine can be […]

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