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5 Tips for Stress Behaviors

Irritability. Potty accidents. Night wakings. Tantrums (child AND adult). Difficult behaviors can increase during times of stress. In today's episode we are discussing the implications of stress and uncertainty on child and adult behavior. Because most of us are feeling it at this time, right? Show Notes/Links: Simple Families Foundations

Q&A | How do you get kids to do quiet time?

Who could use a little quiet time right now? I see you nodding your head. Yes, me too. In today's episode we are talking about initiating quiet time with young children. During this period of social distancing, even short periods of quiet time can be life-giving to parents who are all-hands-on-deck 24/7. Thanks for tuning ...

Hillary + Beatrice's Story

We all know that it's important to stay home right now--it is our social responsibility. The Weidner family is one of a million reasons this continues to be important. Today I am bringing you their story. Hillary and her husband Jordan are not strangers to social isolation--they were put on a year-long lock down after ...

Q&A | What should I buy to keep my kids busy during isolation?

If you have bored kids driving you crazy right now, the easy solution might be to shower them with new toys and activities to keep them busy. But sadly, Amazon doesn't have the answer to all our problems. An onslaught of new stuff will keep kids busy for a short period of time, but the ...

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7 Tips for Social Distancing (with Kids)

I'm feeling grateful that I have the ability to work from home during this season of life. But having the whole family home right along with me isn't exactly a "walk in the park". Today I'm sharing my 7 best tips for staying sane in an extended time period of social distancing. The Recap: 7 ...

Q&A | Are you in a state of news overwhelm?

Are you inundated by the news right now? Is there such a thing as too much news? We are raising children in an era of constant exposure to the news--it hits us instantly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the current pandemic, it has many of us captivated as we find it ...