with Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

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

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Getting a good night's sleep won't...
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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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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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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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25 Free Activities to do With Your Kids

In today's world, especially in the United States (I'm not as familiar with other countries as I live in the ), it can be tempting to spend money here and there even if it is just a few dollars. However, I think it is important to find ways to experience things that don't cost money. It has even been supported in the scientific research of happiness that adding meaningful experiences to our...
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28 Day Healthy Family Breakfast Meal Plan (with 2 FREE downloads)

It can be difficult to think of healthy breakfast meals. My kids frequently eat breakfast at school, but unfortunately, I don't know if they are eating much healthy foods at school. I believe they are offered fruits but there are also typically other foods that have unhealthy sugars and/or foods that are processed.

Here is a 28 day plan for easy, realistic breakfast ideas for yourself and your kids. Click here for a FREE...
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7 Family-Friendly Ways to Make the Christmas Season Calmer

Christmas time can be chaotic. Parties, shopping, planning, schedule changes, and much more simply add to the stress of the season. Stress isn't all bad. Sometimes stress can be good stress. The stress of planning a holiday party can be a positive and a negative experience. The good stress is knowing that you provided your kids with a happy holiday memory, you spent time with people who you care about, and even...
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