My Favorite Things: Reflection

It seems like such a simple concept, but as we all get caught up in our busy lives, we often forget.  We forget how spending just a little bit of time considering ourselves and our families, thinking about our family culture and it’s individual members, can help improve our relationships with each other.  During every session Read More

“Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Workshop on 6/6/12 at TLB Music

Join me and TLB Music for “Separation at Camp (and Beyond)” Whether your child is starting camp (or school) for the first time or is a “seasoned” camper, this workshop will teach you ways to prepare your child for separation in a new place, with new adults and peers.  You’ll learn to reflect on your Read More

The Value of A Flexible Routine

Check out my article on Mommybites about “The Value of A Flexible Routine.”  Use what you know about your child to create a routine that meets their (and your) needs, as well as teaching them to manage change. http://mommybites.com/col2/nanny/the-value-of-a-flexible-routine/

Guest Post: Twinsplicity

  When my husband and I were dating we went on a cruise to Mexico.  On the ship, we met an amazing couple from Canada who had twin boys.  Halfway through the trip, my husband told me he would do anything to have twins.  At the time, being 22 years old and just dating, I Read More

The Parenting Dance

  Many parents go through a period where they struggle to understand what their children are telling them.   In more challenging situations, parents can have a hard time connecting with their babies.  I often suggest they try considering these times in a new framework.  Consider parenting to be a dance. Starting from the first moment you hold your infant in Read More

A Little Potty Humor

For all of you in the throes of potty training, a little comic relief… A three year old boy is sitting on the toilet.  His mother thinks he has been in there too long, so she goes in to see what’s up.  The little boy is sitting on the toilet reading a book, but about every Read More

Drill and Kill for Toddlers

Where to start? Where to start? One needn’t looking any further than the first photograph in Kate Zernike’s recent New York Times article, “Fast-Tracking to Kindergarten.” The poor munchkin in that picture looks so overwhelmed. And why shouldn’t she be? Developmentally, her mind and body are not ready for this work. I’m all for enrichment Read More

Parenting On The Same Page: Building Relationships

Having a successful relationship with your partner helps you both be more effective parents.  Here are some tips for building that relationship. Be a team: We often hear “there’s no /i/ in team.”  This is never more true than in building a spousal relationship.  If one of you has an issue, it is a problem for Read More

A Wonderful Sight: Grown-Ups Playing

I try to balance my blog posts to cover child development, current issues, ideas for support, and simple, feel-good stories.  Today is a day for a smile!  The last time it rained I noticed how many adults were wearing tall, whimsical, rainboots.  While these are usually reserved for children, I’m so glad to see this trend for Read More