I've really been noticing lately the lack of a village. We as a society have become a bit self-centered. There’s been a lot of talk about the importance of self-care, which I agree 100%. We need to be able to take opportunities to take care of ourselves so that we can be better for others. … Continue reading The Fall of the Village
Yay for summer! I love summer and the endless possibilities it presents. However, with a newborn in tow I am finding my older two watching more TV then I care to admit. Mama's nursing? Go watch TV. Baby's sleeping? Go watch TV. Mama's napping? Go watch TV. Technology has its benefits, but it's all about … Continue reading Screen Free Time
Roughly 10 weeks ago, we welcome our third baby to our family (hence the lack of blog posts lately). We have had a bit of a crazy time adjusting to life with three. Some days we get everything that we need to do accomplished, other days we get nothing done. You win some, you loose … Continue reading Adjusting to Three
As a mama of a Deaf child, I know that signing is critical for her to succeed. But I also know from experience that it is super beneficial for children without a hearing loss. With an educational background in Early Childhood, I know the benefits early communication has for successful child development as whole. Between … Continue reading Why Baby Sign?
"Mom, I'm bored." "Mom, there's nothing to do." Anyone else remember saying this growing up? My parents response: "Well, I have *insert chore* for you to do." Quickly we were no longer bored and found something to fill our time. My children are excellent at finding activities to fill their time. Why? Because I don't … Continue reading The Benefits of “Boredom”