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St. Patrick's Day

How to Host a Fun and Festive St. Patrick’s Day at Home

March 12, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, there is no better time to start planning a party for your closest friends and family. Whether you’re looking to fire up the BBQ, or just drink some pinch-proof punch, Mint’s created a couple of fun games to get your party started when on a budget. Thus, […]

Sensory

Your Exclusive Guide to Sensory Activities for Young Children

March 3, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

Babies and young children learn about their world through their senses, so that’s why sensory activities for young children are great for development! Thus, they learn by smelling, hearing, seeing, tasting, and feeling. Of course, as adults, we also learn about our world and retain information through our senses. Thus, our memories are often linked […]

Postpartum period

11 Postpartum Must-Haves for an Easier Recovery

February 23, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

The term “postpartum” refers to the time period immediately after the birth of a child. Some call this time “the fourth trimester,” so this would mean it lasts 3 months. This is an important time for both mom and baby in terms of recovery and developing a bond with each other. There are some postpartum […]

smart

How to Raise a Smart Child with These Effective Guidelines

February 15, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

I think most parents want to raise a smart child. So, the question is how do we as parents do this most effectively? It’s important to first understand a little about brain development. A child’s early years are incredibly important for brain development. The reason for this is that a child’s brain goes through an […]

Children’s books

The Best Children’s Books for Boosting Positive Thinking

February 10, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

I currently struggle with negative thinking, poor self-esteem, and even depression. Part of the problem is that I didn’t have help in boosting positive thinking early on. That being said, I have decided to take the step to start working on those things, as it will obviously benefit me. In addition, it will benefit my […]

Baby

The Surprising Effects of Cuddling Your Baby

February 2, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

Ever since my daughter was born, I have always enjoyed cuddling her. As such, I have wondered about the effects of cuddling on my baby. Does it help build resilience? Does it improve their physical health? With my background in psychology, I do know that our brains are malleable and change with experience. However, this […]

working mom

How I Lose the Mom Guilt and Being Stretched Too Thin

January 26, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

My beautiful daughter is almost 4, yet I still suffer from working mom guilt and being stretched too thin. For example, I still have trouble leaving my daughter overnight anywhere, even if it’s just one night. I do realize, however, that if I do take breaks on occasion, I am much more refreshed! It’s a […]

Valentine's Day

10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

January 11, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So, I’ve been wondering how to celebrate this day with my 3-year-old. She’s a huge fan of crafts and “making things,” so I thought I’d look for some fun crafts. I feel like this is a great way for us to connect and become closer. I did find […]

Parenting

7 Effective Tips for Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

January 3, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

It happened. Yesterday, I was faced with the growing reality that my daughter is very strong-willed. Honestly, it was probably one of the worst days we have had. My daughter did not want to get dressed, nor did she want to leave the house when it was time to go. In fact, she was put […]

Parenting

24 Simple Ways to Connect with Your Child

December 29, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

According to one article, it’s important to create a close connection with our child, so they develop into a happy, well-behaved kid. Thus, it’s not enough to only tell our child that we love them- We need to put love into action every day, and we can do that by finding simple ways to connect with […]