Potty training your kiddo can be an adventure. Keep in mind that even though things can be very eventful during this time, it will not last forever. This phase too, shall pass. The best piece of advice I ever received was to be prepared. Get ready for the messes, because there will be plenty.… [read more]
Whether you are a first time mom or welcoming baby #3 into the world, these tips will help you achieve your nursing goals.
Time and patience:
Dedicate your time establishing a nursing relationship. Push the house work to the side and lean on family and friends to help with meals and chores. If you don’t have family that lives close by, reach out to a local church. They are always willing to lend a helping hand when a new life enters the world.… [read more]
I remember how much I worried about becoming a mom while I was pregnant with my daughter, Ava in 2010/11. Believe me when I say, first time parents tend to stress much more than they need to! The fear of the unknown is definitely a cause of this. To alleviate this fear I have created 5 new mom tips I wish someone shared with me at the time:
As a parent of a soon to be kindergartner, you may be freaking out. This is a first for you and for them. How can you stay calm and still send your child to kindergarten? Well, here are 5 reasons to not freak out about your child starting kindergarten.… [read more]
Can you believe your son or daughter is heading to kindergarten? You probably have a ton of mixed emotions about the whole “kindergarten” issue, but now your child is going to ride the bus too? You’re a mom or dad who needs a few tips to help your kindergartner have a smooth transition (and to maybe help you with the transition as well).
1. Tour the bus
Most people have great memories of their bus riding adventures as kids. Well, the first stop in making sure your child has great memories is to take a tour. If your school has kindergarten roundup, then a bus might be available for you to check out. If not, I would suggest calling the transportation department to see if you can get a one on one tour. You might even be able to ride the bus with your child on a “tour.”
2. Take it easy
I think a lot of negativity about the bus comes from parents themselves. Bad experiences from your childhood do not need pushed on your kids. Instead, take a moment and channel those experiences into something positive. You know what to look out for in the best interest of your child, thanks to your experiences. Just take the whole bus riding thing a little easier on the emotions, and everything will be fine.
3. Talk to the bus driver
The school year is just around the corner and before you know it, you’ll be sending your kids back to school, or even sending them off for the first time! While sending a child to school for the first time can be scary and challenging for everyone, there are a few ways to prepare your child for school that should make the transition easier on them and you!
First, put it in your child’s mind that school is nearing, and that it’s something they’ll be doing. Sit down, talk about it, and make sure that your child starts to get comfortable with the idea. Surely, they’ll have questions about it because it’s so new to them, and you’ll want to answer all their questions and quell any fears they might be facing about going to school. In order to prepare your child for school, you’ll want to make sure they have a strong understanding of what school is, why it’s necessary, and that it’s going to be a positive experience.