The ‘No Screen Time’ Challenge

We are starting something new in our household, something that is long overdue- the no screen time challenge. I’ve pulled the plug on ALL screens – this includes the TV and the overly loved iPad. We are Day 5 into the adventure and things are starting to calm down. The whining for television is lessening, […]

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5 ways to entertain your children when you have to wait

5 ways to entertain your children when you have to wait Lately we’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Doctor’s Offices. From the Optometrist for my eldest to the E.N.T. for my youngest, we’ve been racking up hours in a waiting game we have no choice but to play. As the visits became […]

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Learning a new way to talk to my children AND get them to listen

I’m learning a new way to talk to my children… There are so many times that I struggle to get my children to listen to me. Let me be honest here, when I say ‘listen’ – what I really mean, ‘do as I ask’. All too often parents label it just ‘listening’ when that is […]

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Benefits of reading aloud to children

The many benefits of reading aloud to children (This post was originally published on www.gilbertcreations.com and has been re-posted here, with changes) Parents, caretakers and educators have long known that reading aloud to children increases bonding, encourages brain growth, strengthens vocabulary and a helps foster a curiosity for the world around them. We all know […]

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Out sick, But I’ll be back soon

I have been sick for over two weeks, with the last week knocking me flat. My previous post, “A shout out to my children” mentioned it briefly, but this sickness has ravaged my entire household. All that said, I wanted to stop by and say that I will be back soon, honest. I’ll be back. […]

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10 Things To Appreciate About Your Child Today

In the give and take world of parenting, frustrations and arguments happen – ones that often distract us from the joy of parenting and can leave us angry, distraught and engulfed in a cycle of “if only they would…”. Kids are pre-programmed to push our buttons, sometimes jamming them so hard that it inspires the […]

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