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Three Reasons Hosting an Au Pair is Right for Our Family

As a parent, it’s never easy to trust your kids in the hands of another person. It took me many years to find a solution that fit my ever-changing work schedule and the needs of my growing children. As life changes, our childcare needs do as well. Two years ago we moved from Texas to ...

10 Books to Teach Your Kids All.The.Things.

Like many families, we enjoy reading together. Since my children are still young (age 2 & 4), I rarely sit down and "teach" through formal lessons. Instead, I read them books they love and rely on incidental learning to convey the fundamentals. When it comes to kid's books, we keep it simple. I have minimized ...

7 Reasons Your Kids May Need a Screen-Detox (+ How To)

This year I flew solo with my kids from NYC to Norway. I wanted to be sure that we survived the voyage. So we invested in two Amazon Fire Tablets for my kids. My two-year old daughter received the coveted pink rubber device and my four-year-old son got the blue. They were pretty excited to say ...

10 Simple Tips for Raising Well-Behaved Humans [with Positive Parenting]

Positive parenting. What does that even mean?  Well, he was gone for only a minute--I swear. But when I found him, my 4-year-old son had gathered every bottle of herbs and spices that we own. They were intentionally lined up across the kitchen counter from one end to the other. He was in the process ...

5 Non-Traditional Christmas Books That Your Kids Will Love

This year I added to our small collection of holiday books. We have many of the beloved classics, but I wanted a few non-traditional holiday titles to spice things up. So I reached out to my friend Leighanne from Written & Bound, who is a verifiable children's book guru. She's a reading specialist and blogger--I can ...

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The Reason I Let My Children Tattle

My oldest child is a tattletale. He's an expert rule-follower that makes it his business to keep his little sister in check. It might sound unusual, but I absolutely love it. In our family, it's not just the parents that take care of the kids. We all take care of each other. That means when we ...