Dear Lonely Mom Of Older Kids

By Guest Post

Remember when it was easy to post photos of your adorable baby, or messy toddler on Facebook? Remember how you could publicly bemoan sleepless nights, and kids pooping in the bathtub? How your fridge was full of magnets and fingerpaintings that were impossible to tell what they depicted? You cou... Read More

Caldecott Medal Reading List Printable

By Rachael Herrscher

Want a reading challenge for the whole family? Read your way through the Caldecott Medal winners! The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. Last summer on our frequent tr... Read More

8 Traits of Children Who Have Been Disciplined

By Staff

Discipline is they key to raising functional happy children. What this means is that parents need to, first and foremost, be disciplined themselves. If a parent isn’t disciplined there is no chance of disciplining their children correctly.  Discipline should come from natural consequences, or the... Read More

Things You Can’t Do When You’re Not a Toddler

By Rachael Herrscher

Sometimes kids can be . . . rude. Which also reminds me of this hilarious bit by Jim Gaffigan when he was on The Tonight Show: I'm just entering the stage where my kids are telling me that I'm ruining their lives and that they hate me. I think it's called the second toddlerhood . . ... Read More

It’s OK to Play “Guns”

By Rachael Herrscher

Really interesting read today from "Not Just Cute: Intentional Whole Child Development". Image from Not Just Cute: Intentional Whole Child Development My oldest child is a boy. When he was a toddler he loved to wrestle, play super heros, and he loved to play "guns". I've even got a theory that... Read More

Foster Care: A Unique Kind of Mom

By Staff

Guest post from Larissa Green, a foster, adoptive, and homeschool mom living in rural Kansas. When I first became a foster mom I had a dream. In my dream I was holding and cuddling and loving a darling baby, feeling so proud to finally be a mother. But I soon realized something was wrong – this... Read More

Kid President’s Letter to Babies on Their First Day on Earth

By Rachael Herrscher

You should give people high fives just for getting out of bed. I agree. ... Read More

Stuff No One Tells You About Having A Kid

By Erica Fehrman

There are a gaggle of books about pregnancy, and some about how to get your kid to sleep, and maybe a few about how to discipline the little angels.  But what's not mentioned?  A lot, apparently. 1. If you have a V-delivery, you may probably definitely pee yourself when you sneeze.  Or cough. Or ... Read More

Books for Coping with Temper Tantrums

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

We've all been there. You're out and about and something happens. You look at them the wrong way, you pick the wrong color sippy cup, you grab the wrong jacket, and the ultimate meltdown begins. And you're left trying to control the crazy. If you've experienced a temper tantrum storm at your house o... Read More

How to Potty Train a Boy

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

I seriously can't STAND potty training.  I've only done it once, and I don't even think my daughter qualified as challenging, but it has been my least favorite parenting challenge so far.  Asking your kid 498 times a morning if they have to go potty only to have them tell you in the MIDDLE of Targ... Read More