with Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

Being a Mom

7 Simple & Unique Time Management Strategies for Parents of Toddlers

Being a parent requires lots of work, time, and energy. It’s a balancing act for sure! Parenting toddlers involves a whole different challenge when it comes to balancing everything compared to parenting other developmental stages.

Time is a precious and valuable thing, especially for parents of toddlers.

What is time management?

Time management is the process of planning and being consciously aware of how we use our time and what time is spent on specific activities,...
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Being a Mom

3 Important Benefits of Sleep for Parents & Other Eye-Opening Information


Some parents easily give up sleep to prioritize other activities such as chores or simply having some alone time without the kids around. Other parents try to catch up on their sleep by taking naps and have variable amounts of sleep throughout the night.

Research provides support for the need for quality sleep. There are many benefits of sleep for parents.

Improved Health

See what WebMd has to say about this:

Getting a good night's sleep won't...
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General

7 Ways to Keep Kids Active in the Winter

I live in a place where winter gets really cold. I know there are plenty of other moms out there who are in the same situation. It can be difficult to make sure your kids stay active and get in "exercise" during the winter especially when it is freezing outside. This post can also be helpful during the warmer months, as well.

It's really important for kids to stay active and not get...
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Being a Mom

A Simple, 7-Day, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Dinner Plan

Here is a 7-day kid-friendly healthy dinner plan especially for those kids who need to eat healthier and for any moms (like me) who want to have their family become healthier eaters. When I am trying to come up with new dinner recipes, I prefer dishes that are simpler to make. I'm already so busy, and typically exhausted as it is, that it can be frustrating to be missing an ingredient from a recipe...
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Being a Mom

Healthy Eating Tips for Kids


Do you want your kids to eat healthier? Most kids will eat what is available to them. They might complain about it, but they will generally learn to eat something out of the foods that you buy. (This can be trickier with children with special needs, but there is still some truth that your child is more likely to eat healthy foods if that is what you regularly have to offer as...
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