You Can Stop Yelling At Your Kids: Rachel’s Success

You Can Stop Yelling At Your Kids: Rachel’s Success

“My biggest struggle was yelling - boy, was I a yeller!” wrote Rachel, a mama in my Facebook group. Rachel has worked very hard to stop yelling and has made amazing progress.  How did she stop yelling? Determination and relentless focus, combined with tools that...

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Your heart is like a bull in a china shop

raising love warriors: 'your heart is like a bull in a china shop' It's been a long time since I've written a blog post. I have to admit that the state of politics and news in the world has made me feel really down lately- and I know I'm not alone. I keep coming back...

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How To Raise (Happy & Successful) Kids With Grit

My 9 year old daughter and I sat on the couch with her ukulele as she cried and raged- “I can’t do it!” She threatened to rip up her sheet music. She wanted to quit- but I repeated the family rule: You can’t quit in a low point. In that moment I wanted to give up as...

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Your Guide To A Guilt-Free Daycare Transition

If you are going back to work after your first baby or your third- the daycare transition can be rough- for both of you. The ladies over at Baby And Me Fitness asked me to write a blog post about how to make the daycare transition easier. I've shared lots of tips for...

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Don’t Be So Busy: Find Balance Feel Joy

Most mothers struggle to find balance in isolation. Many of us assume that other mom has it all sussed out. We are often surprised to learn that we aren’t alone; that being a mother is hard. This post is the 2nd in the 10-Day Find Balance Feel Joy Blog Tour.  My...

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two big ideas for happy sibling transitions

A sibling can be the biggest gift you ever give your child. Unfortunately your child often doesn’t see it that way. What’s the key to making the transition to brother or sister a happy first few years? YOU and your attitude and actions. Over the months and years, you...

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Touched Out? What to do and how to deal.

A mama writes: “What do you do when you are feeling touched out? My little ones need my hugs and connection but I just want some space!” Touched out= Your toddler wants to climb into your lap, your baby wants to nurse again, your partner wants to hug you. Your skin...

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Don’t Try To Make Your Child Feel Better

When your child is sad, you make her feel better, right? A good parent accepts a child’s feelings and then tries to fix it. But do you know that’s not enough if you want your child to be emotionally healthy? We are often missing a crucial step in between. Last night...

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12 Hugs A Day

Connection is what makes parenting joyful. (And it's what makes parenting easier!) Emotional connection is making time for our child every day and giving him our focused attention. It is our child knowing she really matters to us and we're there for her even if she's...

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Keeping Free Range Kids Safe

My kids were free range before I knew what Free-Range Kids were. We want our children grow up to be responsible, resilient, and self-reliant. To develop these qualities they need to be able to experience freedom of movement and unsupervised time. (Free-Range Kids = A...

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