Growing up I was lactose intolerant and still don’t eat dairy. I introduced dairy to my son as a baby and it seems to agree with him. He is now a year and a half and drinks about three cups of milk a day. Because he also gets dairy from other sources like cheese and yogurt, I started making plant-based hemp milk to mix it up.Read More
It’s remarkable how different types of discipline are effective for one child or age group and not another. Like most toddlers and preschoolers, my daughters tested boundaries when given the chance.Read More
As a child, discipline for me and my friends usually involved fear based tactics like yelling and spanking. How times have changed!
Shawn and I have had it pretty easy so far with my two elementary school aged children and his older two. They all have their moments but they are generally well behaved, courteous and polite. Rule number one for us as parents in a blended family is to avoid disciplining each other’s children (a topic for another post, coming soon :).
Below are three principles for disciplining children, preschool age and as they get older.Read More
Childhood is one of, if not, the most critical aspect of an individual's life. It is the starting point that determines a lot of what the future becomes.
All parents want the best for their children, to grow up healthy, happy and successful. When it comes to intellectual development, some say that intelligence is a product of both nature and nurture. Child development is perhaps more straightforward than we think.
Below are 7 parenting tips for raising a smarter child.Read More
Travelling with children can be stressful, especially on long road trips or if you're stuck in an airport. I've travelled long distances with my daughters since they were six weeks old and we have certainly had our fair share of meltdowns - admittedly, I've had my moments too - but it never ceases to amaze me that at least one fellow passenger comments every time about how relaxed we all seem to be. But with help from experts like Dr. Pamela Smith, ND and lifestyle and wellness expert and nutrition coach, Michal Ofer, and the Moms at Calmmother I know we're in good hands.
Here are our top six tips to help make traveling with children stress-free regardless of whether you're on a road trip or an airplane with a newborn or a five year old (or both!).Read More