How Using Positve Discipline and The Whole Brain Child Nipped a Meltdown in the Bud

Since my last post I have been really working on parenting in a more positive way. IN fact John and I have been taking a seven week course on Positive Discipline and the Whole Brain Child.

If you haven’t heard of Positive Discipline it’s an approach to parenting that has TONS of tools to help you navigate everything from bad habits to tantrums to anything else you can think of. Their approach is respectful and although I have been using a lot of their techniques with my boys for years it has been an awesome refresher course. Plus Positive Discipline (PD) works really well with the research presented in The Whole Brain Child (WBC). [Continue reading…]

When Did My Kids Become an Inconvenience?

My daily reminder to show them love even in the midst of bad behavior

My daily reminder to show them love even in the midst of bad behavior

Have you ever had one of those parenting moments that just stops you in your tracks and you know you will remember this moment forever? Last week was one of those moments for me, and not in a good way.

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A Review of Naturepedic Organic Mattresses: from 5 boxes to a queen mattress

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I was THRILLED to be chosen as the winner of a queen sized mattress from Naturepedic back at the ShiftCon Conference back in September! I have been wanting one of their mattresses for myself ever since I met them back in 2014 and purchased a crib mattress from their booth. My husband and I finally […]

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Treasuring the little things: God’s lessons to a young mom

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  Luke‬ ‭2:19‬ Today I treasured these things in my heart like Mary. I want to bundle up this morning in a bow and tuck it away like a gift to be opened later when I need a little encouragement. Maybe today you […]

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It’s My Birthday So Why am I Struggling?

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It’s Valentines weekend! Not only that but it’s also my birthday and I don’t mind sharing it’s the big 35! But in all honesty this is turning out to be a difficult birthday for me. It’s been a challenging yet amazing year. Last year at this time I had a 2 week old and was […]

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My CBS News Interview on Postpartum Depression…the Emotions are Still Raw

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It was an average Tuesday morning when I got the call from a fellow blogger that CBS was looking for a woman to speak about her experience with Postpartum Depression. Knowing I had written about my experience in the past she referred them to me. After a whirlwind call they were at my door two […]

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His Firsts are My Lasts

Retro modern mom - his firsts are my lasts

There’s something that happens to your perspective when you know you’re done having children. I’ve shared before what a TOUGH transition it was to three children. We knew from the moment we became pregnant with Munchkin he would be our last baby. Every first for him will be the last for me. As his first birthday […]

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Holiday video series: Kate’s Favorite Things!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   I took most of the holidays off from posting on the blog and instead focused on a fun video series on my Facebook page. If you don’t follow me there go click that LIKE button. I post there much more often than I do here. For those who missed it here […]

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Cooking ain’t happening tonight: Where’s my SOS people?

Sometimes parenting is just hard. Not for one particular reason or even for ten. There are those days when I just feel ‘out of it’ and all I want to do is hole myself up under my covers and never emerge. Yet as a mom to young children that’s not an option. My bad mood, […]

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My Green Beauty Event with Beautycounter (and GIVEAWAY!)

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I was thrilled to co-host a Green Beauty Event this past week with my dear friend and fellow blogger Karianna Frey from Best Bib and Tucker Blog. We brought in ShiftCon panelist Lindsay Dahl from Beauty and the Beast: Navigating the World of Green Beauty to share with everyone some education on the cosmetics industry. Lindsay […]

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