How to Nurture Your Marriage After Kids

Marriage after kids may look nothing like you’d imagined. Figure out now how to nurture that relationship and make it more important than any other.

Marriage after kids looks nothing like it did before kids. If you’ve been a parent for more than a few weeks, this probably sounds familiar: Marriage before kids….. Spontaneous date nights Weekly coffee dates Travel anywhere anytime Plenty of energy for a late movie Big celebrations for bdays and anniversaries Marriage after kids… Coordinating who … [Read more…]

How to Parent Toddlers Without Losing Your Mind

Feeling exhausted, frustrated, even angry with your toddler’s behavior? I feel you. Parenting toddlers is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. The constant demands, tantrums, and other challenging behaviors can easily leave you feeling overwhelmed.  Some days you wonder, what happened to the joy? Perhaps your dreams of becoming a parent look nothing … [Read more…]

How to Get Your Toddler to Listen–5 Simple Ideas

Parenting toddlers is a struggle. It seems no matter what you try, you just can’t figure out how to get your toddler to listen. Try out these five simple tips!

Parenting toddlers is a struggle; there’s no getting out of it. These tiny humans are learning to assert themselves, longing for independence they can’t handle, and trying to communicate their feelings without having the words yet. It seems no matter what you try, you just can’t figure out how to get your toddler to listen. … [Read more…]

Reset the Summer Schedule With Your Kids

You’d be surprised at what a summer schedule can do for your kids. Have you involved them in making the schedule? That might be the secret sauce you’re missing.

Hey parents, how’s your summer going? Is it everything you dreamed of or everything you dreaded? If it’s everything you dreaded, or even if you’d just like to kick it up a notch, I’ve got some ideas for you. You’d be surprised at what a summer schedule can do for you and your kids. Perhaps … [Read more…]

Confessions of a Potty Training Failure

Potty training boys, potty training girls, the three-day potty training method. I've done it all. But I was much more successful with child number 6 than with child number 1 because of this one thing...

My name is Amy, and I am a potty training failure. The very term “potty training” gives me heart palpitations. A quick Google search tells me I am not alone. Struggling parents can find info on potty training boys, potty training a two-year-old, how to know when your child is ready to potty train, and … [Read more…]

The Boys Evaluate Our Parenting

“Good, sure, whatever, grunt.” Most moms of boys know that getting their sons to communicate their world through language can be a struggle. We see the articles about how to ask leading questions that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. We are encouraged that we’ve finally found a way to get our … [Read more…]