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Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

As mamas, we do our best to capture our kids’ moments on “film.” We want to make sure to capture their first smile, rolling over, walking, crawling, first solids, and on and on and on. We know the memories are fleeting and important and we want to capture them for posterity. Want to know what [...]

Teaching Your Toddler How To Share

Teaching Your Toddler How To Share

If you’ve spent any length of time around toddlers then you’re probably familiar with their rules of possession. I can basically sum it up with “MINE! MINE! MINE!” Many toddler play dates are riddled with tears, screams, and sometimes all out brawls when toys are on the line. Parents are desperate to find a way [...]

Autism: Piecing Together the Puzzle

Autism: Piecing Together the Puzzle

As April comes to a close and May draws near, I wanted to take the chance to recognize April as the month of autism awareness.  Causes Over the past several years, autism spectrum disorders have become a hot topic in the media due to statements suggesting that certain vaccinations, activities, products, socio-economic statuses, geographic locations [...]

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Hello Mamas. I formula-fed both of my children, I let my daughter enjoy M&M’s, I don’t push potty-training on my two-year-old, I have a picky eater who sometimes will eat only a piece of lunch meat for dinner (if that), I don’t “wear” my child, I don’t use cloth diapers, I turned my daughter forward [...]

C’s Favorite Children’s Books- Age 19 Months

C’s Favorite Children’s Books- Age 19 Months

My little girl loves reading. Cuddling up in the rocking chair and reading a few books before bedtime is a favorite part of our daily routine. Now that C is a little bit older, she also loves to “read” to me throughout the day as well. While her favorite book changes every month or so, [...]

TJ’s Favorite Children’s Books - Age 3

TJ’s Favorite Children’s Books – Age 3

My little boy is very active. He rarely stays in one spot for more than a few minutes, so sitting down and reading a book has never been one of his favorite activities. Neither my husband nor I wanted reading a book to become an activity that we forced on him, so we have never [...]

A’s Favorite Bedtime Stories - Age 2

A’s Favorite Bedtime Stories – Age 2

Bedtime is my absolute favorite time of the day with my daughter. I may be tired, and even a little grumpy, but knowing that it’s a special time for both of us that only we share (and that after which I know I’ll be getting hours of free time), makes it something to look forward [...]

Raising a Bilingual Child: C in Germany

Raising a Bilingual Child: C in Germany

My husband is German and I am American. We’re currently living in Germany, where, as you can probably guess, most people speak German. Before we ever had children, my husband and I had no doubt that we wanted to raise our children speaking both languages— It is important to both of us for various reasons. [...]

Photographing Baby’s First Year

Photographing Baby’s First Year

Your little one changes so much and so quickly during their first year. A great way to document that first year is by taking weekly or monthly photos to show your little one’s growth and changes over that period of time. I, myself, took photos of my daughter every Sunday (since she was born on [...]

Teaching My Child Manners

Teaching My Child Manners

I’ve come to learn that children are sponges— they learn by example. They’re going to act the way that you act and say the things that you say. It’s how they learn. So, the best way to teach them is to be a good role model. When we go out in public, people are always [...]