Who are children from a “hard places?”

I often talk about children from “hard places” when I talk about the whys for using connected parenting. I figured it might be helpful to tell you exactly what the “hard places” are. Who knows? You may be parenting a child from a “hard place” and not be aware. It might help you understand a lot more […]

The 4-Letter Word That’s Making You a Grumpy Parent

What is hard about parenting a child who doesn’t meet an expectation? Have you ever heard yourself saying these phrases as a parent? “But he SHOULD be able to do that.” “He SHOULD remember after 500 reminders.” Or “I SHOULDN’T have to do that for him.” “I SHOULDN’T have to live that way.” Me. Me. […]

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The problem with using essential oils for challenging kids

When I first heard of using essential oils for mood and emotions management for kids from hard places, I set out to try as many oils on my kids as possible. I was looking for that magic fix. Quite frankly, I didn’t care if they were on board. When you’re desperate, you’ll beg, negotiate, plead, and […]

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Mommy Slacker | January Edition

Every day we see beautiful photos on Instagram and smiling faces on Facebook and may be tempted to feel like a failure. The Mommy Slacker party is here to combat such silliness. No one is doing it all…despite what social media may try to claim. So here’s to some real-life authenticity… Here’s what I am […]