Why is My Baby Crying? 9 Uncommon Reasons

Image by Amy Garrett Photography New moms are often exhausted, and uncertain.  Babies can cry from hardly at all, to seemingly all the time.  It’s hard on parents when babies cry a lot — we’re programmed to want to fix it and sometimes that’s not so easy.  After the usual changing, feeding, and sleeping have been […]

Why It’s Okay to Indoctrinate Your Kids

These days, everyone’s constantly up in arms about something.  Something’s going wrong, someone’s hurting someone else, this or that corporation or group or the mother down the street…they are messing us up! One complaint that I see often is how wrong it is to “indoctrinate” our children.  This is especially aimed at religious people.  “We need […]

9 Examples of Positive Discipline

It has been a long, hard road since I decided two years ago that I didn’t want to spank anymore.  It’s one thing to intellectually say “I don’t want to do this.”  It’s another thing to find yourself in the middle of a tough, frustrating situation and actually know what to do instead.  When you’re […]

5 Indoor Winter Activities for Toddlers

Daily Tip: Make changes early in the game if you find something doesn’t work, so you don’t get frustrated and give up all together. By Danielle, Contributing Writer It doesn’t take much to entertain a 2-year-old. This is a good thing sometimes. Homemade toys or crafts is a great way to engage your child’s sense, help them  learn and  even keep them […]