Parenting

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

this guest post is brought to you by Jeff Elrod from Family Sport Health Parents sometimes turn to electronic devices, such as, handheld video games, tablets, smartphones or televisions to soothe and entertain children. Although these devices are great to entertain little ones when you are on the phone, cleaning the house or waiting in line […]

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

this guest post is brought to you by Elizabeth, pre and postnatal exercise specialist and natural childbirth educator The gray cloud that looms over many mothers is not talked about often enough.  Postpartum depression effects up to 20% of mothers in the US and up to 40% of women in developing countries, and the consequences […]

Resolutions for the New School Year

Resolutions for the New School Year

Ahhh, the start of a new school year. (Mommies and Daddies everywhere rejoice!) Not that I don’t love my children, because I obviously do, but this tired mama — with a newborn mind you — needs a little break. You feel me? Because I am a glutton for punishment, I put together this small list […]

Fun with baby (now that big sisters are back to school)

Fun with baby (now that big sisters are back to school)

This was our first official week back-to-school. I’m not going to lie — it wasn’t quite the sunshine and roses I had envisioned all those final (read, long) weeks of summer break. In fact, it was kind of crazy and chaotic. However, I am hopeful that perhaps we will get our act together by mid-October. […]

Transitioning your toddler to a big kid bed

Transitioning your toddler to a big kid bed

As soon as my toddler (my middle child Emma Kate) attempted to lift her leg over the side of her crib, we knew we were in trouble. I wasn’t really ready to move her, but she was. We already had her “big girl bed” set up and waiting for her; I prayed it would be […]

Back to School: Batting a thousand

Back to School: Batting a thousand

This originally appeared in the pages of SFM’s August 2016 issue. Check out the digital edition, here!  We’ve done all the things, had all the fun, heard all the whining about much boredom and more hunger, and now it’s officially (well almost) time to bid adieu to the chillax-y relax-y, far less structured vibe of […]