Month: March 2018

Pregnancy & First Years Books

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff This is one of those staple books for pregnant women, especially for first time mothers. Pregnancy is complicated, and sometimes scary, especially the first time around. This book explains in plain terms what’s expected at every moment during pregnancy. The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for ...

Parenting Books

Audible Audible has been the biggest discovery for me last year. I used to have a huge pile of books to read that I wasn’t able to get to before a new one added the pile. I love reading, especially parenting books, and I was getting frustrated because I couldn’t find time to read. Enter… ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #8: Fill Up Their Love Tanks

Connection & Communication “Bedtime is often experienced by children as a form of separation, so children need the reassurance of connection to help them let go and sleep well. It’s also a time of day when feelings tend to bubble up that haven’t been processed in the day, so for positive parents, it’s actually one ...

My Favorite Things

Following Oprah’s steps, I have decided to create a list of my favorite things. These are things that I have personally used or have direct experience with. These are the main categories I will be covering in the near future: Parenting Books Baby Gear Breastfeeding Gear Children’s Gear Strollers Stay tuned for the reviews as ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #7: Remain Calm

This is one of the most difficult things to do as parents. We all have triggers that make us react in ways that we later regret. One of the keys to have a smooth morning routine is to remain calm in the face of mishaps, mistakes or delays. If we have implemented the first 6 ...

Moms of 3 Are the Most Stressed Out

I thought I was the only one who thought the level of stress with 3 children was way higher than with 2. I had twins the first time around, and I dealt with it pretty well. I had my routines and structure in place. I had regular one on one and special times with each ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #6: Bedtime Routines and Kid’s Charts

  “Sleep patterns and sleep routines matter because they have both long-term and short-term implications for health and cognitive development. […] If it sets a pattern in the way you treat sleep or bedtime, these patterns may last your whole life unknowingly.” – Lauren Hale. MD, Preventive Medicine Calming, Bonding and Safe Sleep Rituals Sometimes, it ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #5: Safe and Soothing Sleep Haven

Soothing & Safe Bedroom This might seem an obvious thing to say, but sometimes our kids’ bedrooms are not exactly a calm and soothing place. Try to keep it organized and minimized the amount of toys and stimulating games to a minimum. You want your child’s room to be dark. On a scale from one ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #4: Drain Energy and Get Ready For Bed

Sometimes we forget that our children spend most of their day sitting on a chair in school. Recess time is usually very short, and it’s difficult to burn a lot of energy at that time. When we pick up our kids from school, they are usually full of energy, a little agitated, some may have ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #3: Set Up Before Kids Get Home

I don’t know about you, but since the moment I pick up my daughters from school, I want to be able to be as present as possible. Therefore, I try to make as many things ahead as possible, so I can focus on them. These are some things I do as the day goes on: ...