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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum

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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum
(Inside: Meltdowns aren’t fun, but there are a few things you should know about meltdowns, from a tween on the spectrum who just wants people to understand.) I knew who was calling before I even reached my phone. He had another meltdown. Sure enough it was another call from the school. “Your son is out of […]

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Why Your Kid Can’t Just Sit Still | The Real Reason You Should Know

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Why Your Kid Can’t Just Sit Still | The Real Reason You Should Know
(Inside: Why can’t my child just sit still?! Have you tried everything and nothing seems to help your child sit still for five minutes? This will change your life!) Do you feel like you are constantly repeating yourself with your kid? “Sit up, don’t touch that, get off the couch, put that down, quit wiggling.” I […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section
As I went through my most recent C-section with Zion, I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to write a blog post sharing practical details about the surgery, what to expect pre- and post-op, and an insider’s encouragement/tips.  I know how nervous I was to have one with our firstborn, so my goal […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know

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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know
Inside: Worried your child may have anxiety? Use this anxiety in children symptoms checklist. One of my children was recently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and I didn’t see it coming. I knew my child struggled in certain situations, but I didn’t think she had anxiety. That day we got home from the doctor’s office […]

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You Know It’s Christsmas When Your Local Facebook Page Starts Warning You About Santa

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You Know It’s Christsmas When Your Local Facebook Page Starts Warning You About Santa
All the joy of the season…is Scrooged by folks who post things like this, from a Facebook page in New Hampshire. Join the discussion at Let Grow!

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Giving Tuesday for Families: 4 Things Parents Should Know

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Giving Tuesday for Families: 4 Things Parents Should Know
What if the products you bought for your home, food that you consumed, clothes that you wore, and actions that you took did more? Today is Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement that centers around giving the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice. Every year on Giving Tuesday, our family reflects on […]

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Family Planning Tips every Married Couple Needs to Know

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Family Planning Tips every Married Couple Needs to Know
As a newly married couple, it’s likely you and your partner are considering having children. Even if children are only on the cards for much later, it helps to know the factors that play a role in fertility. Most factors that affect fertility and your ability to conceive can be changed or improved over time […]

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17 Things I Need You to Know on Harlow’s 6th Birthday

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17 Things I Need You to Know on Harlow’s 6th Birthday
It’s my baby’s birthday today! Yep, my youngest is turning SIX. Can you believe it? Seems like just yesterday Harlow was exiting the womb. Actually, no it doesn’t. That seems like a lifetime ago. I also realize that because Harlow is a tiny one, I’ve been able to hang onto the baby years longer than […]

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep

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What I know now… About Infant Sleep
When our first baby arrived in my family, we almost couldn’t believe it when he slept for a 5 hour stretch at just 3 weeks old. We’d heard all the sleep-deprivation, nightmare stories from our friends who assured us that a good night’s sleep would be a distant memory for at least 6 months. Of course, he didn’t always […]

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Colic Pain in Babies: What Every Parent Should Know

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Colic Pain in Babies: What Every Parent Should Know
A baby is a bundle of joy and a big responsibility too. As a mother, it can sometimes get overwhelming to take complete care of the baby. You are responsible for the baby’s care, nourishment, and life. It is difficult to understand the needs of newborns as they cannot express through speech. It is important for […]

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know
I love sharing my thoughts on Halloween because I feel very strongly that this day is not meant to be robbed from the Lord!  This is the day that the Lord has made – so let us REJOICE and be glad in it!  Let us seek Him and find ways to be a light and […]

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21 Amazing Things you May Not Know About Christopher Columbus

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21 Amazing Things you May Not Know About Christopher Columbus
For the month of September my boys and I have been studying explorers. We have learned of Magellan, Balboa and all about Christopher Columbus Nationality and his voyages. I have learned many things as I read story after story to my boys. One thing that has really resonated with me as we have studied these […]

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How to Make Hard Boil Eggs (Recipes Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home)

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How to Make Hard Boil Eggs (Recipes Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home)
Knowing how to hard boil an egg is a must-have skill in the kitchen. Not only are hard boiled eggs a great snack or quick meal on the go, but you will find hard boiled eggs included in many recipes, too! Today we’re going to teach you how to hard boil an egg in the most […]

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Family Therapy: Get to Know the Four Primary Methods

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Family Therapy: Get to Know the Four Primary Methods
In many ways, our families are responsible for the people we become, therefore, in order for any family to provide a nurturing environment for the younger members and to become a support system for everyone in it, it must function properly first. Unfortunately, due to the effects of multiple internal and external factors, families often […]

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Do You Know How Much Protein Your Baby Needs?

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Do You Know How Much Protein Your Baby Needs?
Protein is the building block for growth, muscle building, and repair. This statement is often repeated and is absolutely true. Proteins are essential for toddlers as they are in a sharp growth cycle and need more protein than older kids per kilogram of body weight. Essential amino acids are a part of the enzyme building […]

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