(Guest post written by Rachael Roehmholdt) As a first time mom, I never knew how much my life would shift in the first few months. For many years, I thought that being a mom – and a stay-at-home mom – meant that I took care of my baby, did my share of the housework, and […]

It’s not surprising that one of your child’s first words is NO. That’s because they hear it ALL the time. “No, don’t touch that.” “No, that’s hot.” “No, don’t play with that.” … etc, etc, etc. And it’s not because we LOVE saying no (at least that’s what our kids like to tell us), or that the requests they are making […]

Hearing you’re baby’s first word is EXCITING! But, there’s one thing better. Hold up… what?! Let me explain. When my husband was at work I would spend all day saying ‘mama’ to my daughter because I really didn’t want her first word to be ‘dada’…hehe… (don’t judge, you know you do it too!!). And of […]

There will be days, weeks or even months when your baby will demand ALL your attention. I’m talking every. single. second. he is awake! There is no way around it. It’s normal. For the first few weeks of baby’s life it’s important to wean into mamahood. This means only doing what is absolutely necessary, so […]

A common misconception is that babies lack the understanding of language. This is NOT true. Babies and toddlers understand WAY more then they can say. They just haven’t yet developed the verbal skills needed to communicate with you through speech. It’s human nature that your child will want to start expressing desires – long before they are ready to […]

I learned a lot from the Free Quick Start Guide by Positive Parenting Solutions. It’s a fantastic course about WHY kids misbehave and easy ways to correct the behaviours. The key takeaway from this course is that our kids have 2 emotional buckets, and they need these buckets filled every single day. When we make […]

You can’t go wrong with nursery rhymes AND visual effects!! Your child will love this interactive (and simplified) version of little miss muffet using sign language for kids. In this video you’ll learn 6 ASL signs: little, sat (sit), eating (eat), spider, frightened (scared), away. *signed words pop up in pink. Little Miss Muffet Sat on her […]

This is one of my favourite quotes… Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum It’s human nature for your toddler to learn life skills by mimicking your behaviour. And as your kids get older the behaviours they mimic on a regular basis will likely […]

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