How to Create the Best Bedtime Routine For Your Kids

How to Create the Best Bedtime Routine For Your Kids

Transitioning your kids to a new bedtime may seem daunting, especially when you’re pressed for time (you returned from vacation the night before you need to go back to work) or you have a new schedule (your child starts kindergarten in a week). I’ve always...
Should You Be the Meanest Mommy on the Block?

Should You Be the Meanest Mommy on the Block?

I’ve been hearing about “peaceful parenting” a lot lately and it sounds wonderful. Images of sipping coffee while my kids play quietly at my feet come to mind. Then reality hits and I realize that my five-year-old is jumping off the couch (how many...
How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

I’ve never been an overly assertive person and it has sometimes hindered me in my life. There were so many times when I was sabotaging myself – in my career, in my marriage, and with my kids. People often equate assertiveness with being harsh or...
How Safe Is Your Child From the Television?

How Safe Is Your Child From the Television?

We’ve all heard that TV is terrible for kids. It makes them hyper. It gives them a shorter attention span. It probably even kills brain cells. However, research also shows that TV can teach children. TV, especially shows that aren’t age-appropriate, may not be the...