Aparenting blog

Get inspiration sent right to your inbox:

privacy You can unsubscribe at any time with a single click :)

NewI changed two things. Suddenly, the boys’ arguments dropped to a minimum

How to make sure your kids don’t “eat each other alive,” so you can stop worrying

Do you still remember the excitement you felt when you were expecting your second baby? Maybe you were thinking something like: “I’m so happy our son won’t grow up to be the only child. They will play together and learn they are not the center of the universe.”

Keep reading

NewHow to help children curb their sweet tooth (without secretly raiding the candy bowl)

It can be done. Here are 4 steps to finding a solution where the children aren’t constantly begging for snacks and the parents can relax

Do your children have an incorrigible sweet tooth? Would they have chocolate for lunch and gummy bears for dinner every day if you let them? Then maybe you know what it’s like. Every visit to the grocery store involves a tug-of-war over candy in the check-out line: “Mooooom! Just one bag of Skittles pleeeeease!” You frown and tense up...

Keep reading

When they growl: “You mean, mean mommy! I don’t like you!”

Even the most beloved parent can get caught off guard. But it’s not the end of the world. See how Bara Hamblin handled it.

One particular evening I needed to get my boys to bed by a certain time. I went into it full of optimism, feeling sure we’d be able to agree with each other without a struggle. Usually it goes off without a hitch.

Keep reading

Puberty starts in the cradle... too bad I didn’t realize that earlier

An open letter to mamas of littles. The one I wish I had read before my little one was born.

The evening is shaping up perfectly for a bit of me-time. They’re asleep. I take one last look at my two sleeping princesses before I switch off the nightlight. They’ve both kicked off their covers. Today was a real scorcher.

Keep reading