Rough and Tumble Play is Good for Kiddos

I have heard it before and actually was a natural at accepting that rough n tumble play is a good thing for these sons of mine. It is funny thinking back to the first days of these two boys being two years and six days apart, their first friendship was a toss on the ground to a wrestling match between the two. Chasing each other to give hugs and smiling as they enjoyed their brotherhood. Video: My boys when they were younger enjoying each others company. My sons can give others quite the scare, they are rough n tumble. Pretend […]

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Stomach Upset Troubles While Travelling with Kids #culturellekids

While traveling with my family I always know that stomach troubles will happen. It seems when my kids travel with me for long trip destinations, such as our recent trip to York Beach, Maine my kids will usually hold having to go the bathroom more than they should on the car ride or while at the beach because they don’t want to miss a thing. My family decided to take along Culturelle Kids this time around which helps boost digestive health while also boosting immunity. I hate that my kids refuse to go to the bathroom at rest stops along […]

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My Mind Always Goes Back to Helping Children

No matter what I do in life as a woman and a parent, I am drawn to helping children. I know there are agencies and nonprofit organizations to assist children but there has to be more that I can do. I think that working to uplift a child is so much easier than dealing with therapy as an adult. Maybe it’s because I had to fight so many demons to become who I am today that I hope to find a way to help deter such demons from coming to children. Whatever the reason, I have a strong pull to […]

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At What Age Did You Let Your Children Walk Stores Alone?

Being a mother of three children I will admit it’s difficult to keep your eyes on your children every waking moment, I mean I don’t have eyes all around my head but I do pride myself on giving the kids a bit of freedom while still keeping them within a safe distance should a bad stranger happen upon us.  My oldest is bright, intelligent, beyond her years but she is still not allowed to walk more than a a few feet ahead of me in local stores. If we go to the local gas station that we frequent that’s a […]

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Eating Healthy Can Be Fun

Children are notoriously picky eaters. I am a licensed nutritionist, and even my own son dislikes healthy food. More than once, I have caught Reid slipping his vegetables to Cody, our dog. Whereas some parents would overlook this behavior and change the menu to cater to their child’s tastes, or force their child to eat every bite on their plate upon threat of punishment, I decided that educating my son about proper nutrition was a better option. It is difficult to teach children about proper eating habits in such a way that they understand it on their level and are […]

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Always be My Babies

I told my kids the other day that they are all my babies and my almost nine year old daughter piped up “I am not a baby”. What my daughter doesn’t realize is that she is my first born child, my first born was the one who taught me to be a better person, to think more positive about myself and much more. Simply just becoming a Mom for the first time changed me in so many ways that she will forever be my sweet baby! I love all of my children and each have taught me something about myself […]

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Mommy Calls with Dr. Tanya

Have you ever been sitting around at home wondering if something is okay or should you be concerned about certain things with your children? What if you are  wondering if your young child can eat the same foods as their sibling yet? Mommy Calls has the answers that you may seek! Dr. Tanya, a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson has a service on her website that is called Mommy Calls. Anyone can submit their question via the link found at the upper right hand side of Dr. Tanya’s website where it says Ask Dr. Tanya.  If you are […]

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What Does a Four Year Old Understand

This question gets me all the darn time because my daughter was advanced in many ways at age four. My daughter was reading, writing and entered kindergarten at a first grade level at age 4. I am now facing a four year old who is a boy and advanced in different ways and incredibly smart but does not vocalize it, however, there are some things I wonder if he really, truly understands. So I decided to look up some information online out of curiosity. Here are some things that I found on PBS Parents website: Their pretend play is more […]

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Something From my Aunt Robin

There are few memories I have from my past, I always say the reason I can’t remember much of my past life is because I blocked a lot of it out. If you say to me “remember when…” I probably will not remember that time in my life. There are some memories I cherish and seem to hang onto and those involve my aunt Robin who passed away when I was only five years old. It’s funny how I have one little memory of her picking me up somewhere and then us trying to find my Dad to ask his […]

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The Age Of Questions

I guess my son AJ has finally hit that age where all the questions you don’t have a simple answer for come up. AJ started by noticing that he is growing hair on his legs! AJ was so exited that he pulled up his pant leg and wanted me to feel it, his face was so lit up with excitement and a sense of pride that he is no becoming a “big boy” that I found myself giggling. This coming from a boy who has had such troubles with hyperactivity, listening problems and a delay in speech due to major […]

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