How to Talk So Kids Will Listen


There are a ton of parenting books out there, but one of my favorites (and one I am reading now) has to be How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, the “parenting bible” from Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. The book covers so many topics, like how to cope with kids’ negative feelings and how to resolve family conflicts peacefully. The book was written over 30 years ago, but the advice is as relevant as ever.

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8 Steps to Mastering Baby Brain


Being a mom means no rest for the wicked. At times, I feel like I’m barely staying afloat. In addition to tending to three little ones, a dog, and a husband, I somehow have to prioritize time for myself, too. Lately I seem to be in this crazy fog – all the time. Even when I do get a chance to do something for myself (like hold a conversation with other

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Keeping a Planner

genevieve padalecki shares her favorite planners

Do you keep a planner? I do. I can’t live without one. I love having an open calendar where I can see all of my events and dates in one place. I use both a date book and a desk calendar. One I can bring with me on the go and the other is placed in a specific spot where I know I can look everyday. I also keep a

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