Some people can function as a regular human being on no sleep. Me, I crack. I become someone that I really don’t like and usually end up as a big puddle on the floor. Alright, that is being a little dramatic but I really don’t cope well. So imagine my state when babies were introduced to my world, what am I thinking, I’m sure it doesn’t take a lot of imagining as you can all … [Read more...] about Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night
Some of my best childhood memories are from summer vacations that I spent with my family on the water, either at the neighborhood public pool, on the lake or by the ocean. We tried them all and I loved every minute of it. But along with summer weather comes more time by the water and more hazards for our little ones. I just finished up a 6 week course* with my kids … [Read more...] about Swim Smarter: Water Safety Tips for Parents
I’ve always been fascinated by birth order and how it can shape an individual’s personality so significantly. When you think about it, in which order you are born is arbitrary, it's not like all the bossy people happen to come out of the womb first...but is it coming out of the womb first that makes you bossy? Birth order can also have an impact on your personal relationships, … [Read more...] about What Impact Does Birth Order Have?
It takes 21 days to break an old habit, or form a new one. That's something I can work with. Of course to be all scientific about it, this isn’t based on any clinical evidence, only empirical data. So if, for example, you're trying to quit smoking - don't beat yourself up if you're still craving a smoke after 21 days, because it's going to take a lot more than that. But … [Read more...] about 21 Days To Quit Sucking (Thumbs)
As I limp toward the finish line of summer vacation, I start to cycle through thoughts of my kids being the youngest in their respective classes. And wonder what, if anything, I should do about it. I have three kids - boy, girl and boy. I feel like I’ve been churning on this topic for years now, and I feel this way because I actually have been churning on this topic for … [Read more...] about Kindergarten Dilemma: Held Back or Youngest in the Class?