How far apart should I space my kids? When deciding to have more children, the question of optimal spacing often takes front and center. Most parents want their children close enough in age to be good friends, but spaced far … Continue reading How Long Should I Wait to Have Another Child?
There, I said it. It did occur to me there were other ways to phrase it, but I didn’t see the benefit in dressing up this pig. It’s gross, but it’s a question that pops up in every parent’s mind … Continue reading When Can Kids Wipe Their Own Butts?
What is a helicopter parent? I am a pretty free-range-ish parent, and I know it’s the popular thing to do right now; to judge people who parent differently. So, I want to start off this post by saying that I … Continue reading Taking Risks is Good For Your Kids
What’s so hard about being a stay at home mother? Recently, I conducted a survey in a Facebook mom’s group. I was struggling myself with being a stay-at-home-mom and I was curious about if I was alone in my struggles, … Continue reading The Struggles of a Stay at Home Mother
Is it bad for my child to be bored? “Mommy, I’m bored!” Hundreds of thousands of parents are hearing this phrase right at this very moment. Some of these parents will swoop in and turn on a movie, give their … Continue reading Let Your Child Be Bored
Should I send my child to preschool? The decision to enroll your child in preschool or homeschool them through the early years can be a tough one, for those who have the choice. Every parent you talk to will have … Continue reading Do I Need to Send My Child to Preschool?
I practice gentle parenting and I sleep trained my baby Mind=blown, right!? I mean, sleep training is cruel! According to Facebook experts all over the Gentle Parenting sites, parents who sleep-train are cold and neglectful; abusive, even! I mean, we … Continue reading Independent Sleep and Gentle Parenting: Sleep Training
Why it is important to teach your child about nature Our connection to nature is vital to our existence on this planet. Everything around us provides for us. From the tiniest insect to the elephants in Africa, and from the … Continue reading How to Teach Your Young Child About Nature
How to encourage independence for children Here is my shout from the roof tops to “leave your child alone!“. Now, I don’t mean that you should ignore them. In fact, please don’t. They love you. They need you. But what … Continue reading Let Your Child Be
How do I travel with my kids? Once again, a busy season of traveling is upon us! The question I see over and over again on social media, Montessori sites and non-Montessori sites alike, is “I am about to travel … Continue reading How to Limit Screens During Travel