One Loudoun Seasonal Events Line-Up

I recently attended a One Loudoun blogger happy hour at Matchbox (hosted by Andrea Khoury and the One Loudoun marketing team). It was my first time hearing about Loudoun’s “new downtown,” and I really like it. Living in Fairfax County, I rarely head west unless we’re visiting our Ashburn friends but I’ll be making more visits … Continue reading One Loudoun Seasonal Events Line-Up

The Value of Prioritizing the Parent-Child Relationship and Family Time

  My dad’s friend brought me a parenting article from the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail. It’s titled, “Are we the worst parents ever?” It’s an excerpt from Leonard Sax’s new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups. Sax is an American psychologist and practicing family physician. … Continue reading The Value of Prioritizing the Parent-Child Relationship and Family Time

Stay In Control With XFINITY

Like many parents these days, I care (a lot) about what my kids watch on TV. Their TV time is monitored and parental controls are in place. This is why I’m starting to think more about the options provided by our cable TV provider. In addition to the responsible side of TV parenting, it’s also nice having … Continue reading Stay In Control With XFINITY

My Interview With Dr. Laura Markham on Parenting Siblings

Do you recognize this sweet face? This is clinical psychologist, Dr. Laura Markham. You’ve probably read her parenting tips without knowing it because she is EVERYWHERE (Today Show, AhaParenting.com, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Redbook). For this reason, I’m so grateful she took the time to speak with me! We spoke about how to handle our kids when they … Continue reading My Interview With Dr. Laura Markham on Parenting Siblings

Flight Trampoline Park Discount

While you and the kiddos are home for break, here’s a fun offer that’ll get you out of the house- 25% off Jump Ticket at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA. Just click on the link, enter your email address, and they’ll send you the discount. It expires on January 16, 2016. my-referral.link/Flight/15I7I They have … Continue reading Flight Trampoline Park Discount

If Our Toilet Could Talk

We are past potty training. Now, my five and three-year-old sons have entered the Era of the Bowl of Golden Showers. By this I mean, we are in a phase where the whole bathroom is showered with love every time my precious boys (literally) run in and out. Always in a rush? YES. Why? I DON’T KNOW. … Continue reading If Our Toilet Could Talk

Tuesday Tip: Sleep Questions Answered by a Pediatric Sleep Consultant

This week’s #TuesdayTip includes an interview with Michelle Winters, who answers a few sleep questions. Michelle is a Pediatric Sleep Consultant trained by Kim West, aka The Sleep Lady, as well as the International Maternity Institute.  She enjoys working with parents to create a gentle, respectful plan to help their children get the sleep they need … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Sleep Questions Answered by a Pediatric Sleep Consultant

#TuesdayTip: Teaching Kids Gratitude

This week’s #TuesdayTip includes ways to teach kids gratitude throughout the year, not just at the Thanksgiving table. On this popular, “stretchy-pants” holiday, your family members may take turns saying what each is thankful for. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear your child say, “I’m so grateful for…” more than once a year? This becomes increasingly important as insecurity … Continue reading #TuesdayTip: Teaching Kids Gratitude