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Calm Down Travel Bag

We have our calm down box at home, but sometimes (okay, fairly often) my kids get upset when we’re out. So, today I made a trip to the dollar store and bought a small jar, balloons, and Play Doh. I made a small I Spy jar, which is the...

The Right Way to Parent?

There is certainly no shortage of articles telling us all what not to do as parents, yet few offer concrete advice on what we should do. As a parent, I know how frustrating it can be to have all of your tools yanked away because they’re all...

31 Days of Play: January

2012 is going to be a wonderful year! I have a couple of fun things in store for 2012 that will help us connect more with ourselves and with our children. We’re going to kick off January with our 365 Days of Play series. Each month...

Calm Down Corner – My Way

I saw this great idea on Here We Are Together and knew it would be perfect for our home. I don’t do the traditional time-outs with my kids because they push away rather than bring closer, and connection and relationship are at the heart of...

This Too Shall Pass

We all want to get this right, this whole parenting thing. We seek advice, we read books and articles, we listen to family and friends (or not), and we hope we make the right choices. We hope they grow up and make the right choices too, because...

Words Matter

“Be mindful of the language you use to describe your children. They will come to see themselves through that filter you design.” – Lori Petro, TEACH Through Love Words are powerful. Words are especially powerful when said by...