Preparing for a New Baby
What kind of passenger is your child?
To raise an only child you will ask yourself and be asked, "Do you think it is fair only having one, they will have no one to play with." Well for us that was the decision we made. Amanda will be 33 years old this year. Did it traumatize her? No. Did she have trouble adjusting in school? Yes and no. You cannot teach a child how to share unless they are around other children. She had to learn to share not only toys but the teachers time and attention. Was she lonely? No. She never seemed to be.
Vito's story and the lessons he taught me
Self-Soothing to Sleep and Why I Ignored It
There are a lot of schools of thought about how children should be raised. I think it is very important for each family to decide what will work for their own children. Something that may work for one family may not work for another.
I’m a firm believer in teaching my kids to serve others. It’s not always easy, though, because we all know how busy you are when your toddlers seem to be running in circles around you... not to mention lack of energy!
Ever since the warmer weather has hit us, cool treats have been abundant at our home, usually after dinner as a sweet treat. The hot weather combined with teething has really been a winning combination for my daughter. She absolutely loves popsicles and freeze pops, and looks forward to them after she eats her dinner. I don't mind giving them to her, but in the back of my mind I knew there had to be a less sugary, healthier (and cheaper!) option out there. They do have real fruit bars, which I could have easily purchased, but I decided to try and make my own.