Toddler

The Easiest Way To Limit Screen Time {We’ve found it!}

By Rachael Herrscher

One of the biggest issues facing parents today is how to limit screen time to healthy, constructive levels. Ever feel like monitoring your kids screen time is a full time job? You feel like a police officer instead of a guidance counselor? It's can feel overwhelming, time consuming and frustrating. ... Read More

Can Goat’s Milk Help Toddlers with Sensitive Tummies?

By Guest Post

As a mum, you naturally want the best for your child when it comes to care and nutrition. So, it can be devastating when you find that, despite your best intentions, your baby is not coping with certain food stuffs or has a bad reaction after feeding. Of course, breast milk provides all the n... Read More

Apple Shareholders Call For Company To Tackle “Growing” Evidence Of Device Addiction In Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

“It would defy common sense to argue that this level of usage, by children whose brains are still developing, is not having at least some impact,” the letter reads, “or that the maker of such a powerful product has no role to play in helping parents to ensure it is being used optimally.” ... Read More

Why Free Play is Disappearing in our Culture

By Guest Post

Mammals are innately playful. Our large brains and complex social structures require that we learn vast amounts of information in childhood to help us thrive in adulthood. How do mammal children learn all of this? They play. But it’s not just any play. According to researchers, the most va... Read More

Dear Lonely Mom Of Older Kids

By Guest Post

Remember when it was easy to post photos of your adorable baby, or messy toddler on Facebook? Remember how you could publicly bemoan sleepless nights, and kids pooping in the bathtub? How your fridge was full of magnets and fingerpaintings that were impossible to tell what they depicted? You cou... Read More

Caldecott Medal Reading List Printable

By Rachael Herrscher

Ready for a summer reading challenge for the whole family?! Read your way through the Caldecott Medal winners! The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. Last summer on ou... Read More

8 Traits of Children Who Have Been Disciplined

By Staff

Discipline is they key to raising functional happy children. What this means is that parents need to, first and foremost, be disciplined themselves. If a parent isn’t disciplined there is no chance of disciplining their children correctly.  Discipline should come from natural consequences, or the... Read More

Things You Can’t Do When You’re Not a Toddler

By Rachael Herrscher

Sometimes kids can be . . . rude. Which also reminds me of this hilarious bit by Jim Gaffigan when he was on The Tonight Show: I'm just entering the stage where my kids are telling me that I'm ruining their lives and that they hate me. I think it's called the second toddlerhood . . ... Read More

It’s OK to Play “Guns”

By Rachael Herrscher

Really interesting read today from "Not Just Cute: Intentional Whole Child Development". Image from Not Just Cute: Intentional Whole Child Development My oldest child is a boy. When he was a toddler he loved to wrestle, play super heros, and he loved to play "guns". I've even got a theory that... Read More

Foster Care: A Unique Kind of Mom

By Staff

Guest post from Larissa Green, a foster, adoptive, and homeschool mom living in rural Kansas. When I first became a foster mom I had a dream. In my dream I was holding and cuddling and loving a darling baby, feeling so proud to finally be a mother. But I soon realized something was wrong – this... Read More