We’ve been skirting around this awful flu season… seemingly always on the brink of illness. Everyone in my house has been extremely fortunate to have (so far) avoided something serious. Some sniffles here, a mild fever and ear infection there… but we’ve been lucky. (Knock on wood.) Still. Winter is starting to kick our butts.… Read More Winter is starting to kick our butts…
If you had asked me 6 years ago my thoughts on children sleeping in their parents’ bed I would have scoffed and said something like, “my children will be sleeping in their own beds…” And then I would have made or thought some remark about enmeshed families. I’m pretty ashamed of that now. And I’m… Read More Our Family Bed
We haven’t done a giveaway in awhile! I designed a few new shirts recently (You can see them all here) and ordered one in that I particularly loved. 😉 Unfortunately for me, as much as I love loose, flowy tops, the size I ordered is a bit too loose for my liking. Fortunately for you, this means… Read More GIVEAWAY TIME!
A couple weeks ago I teamed up with Nicole from Svanur and Moon Mother Doula Services to talk about LOSING TEMPERS: what it looks like, what to do after, and how to prevent them. *Fun tidbit: why do we call it “losing my temper” when we can’t control ourselves, but when our littles ones are… Read More Let’s talk about Losing It
Book Club is held generally on a biweekly basis in our closed Facebook group: Gentle Parenting of WNY. *Summaries are often statements by the author pulled right from the chapter being discussed. These statements, for me, carry weight and often are what the questions end up being about. Some questions, too, may be questions the… Read More Book Club: No Bad Kids, Toddler Discipline Without Shame, by Janet Lansbury (Session 2)
Book Club is held generally on a biweekly basis in our closed Facebook group: Gentle Parenting of WNY. *Summaries are often statements by the author pulled right from the chapter being discussed. These statements, for me, carry weight and often are what the questions end up being about. Some questions, too, may be questions the… Read More Book Club: No Bad Kids, Toddler Discipline Without Shame, by Janet Lansbury (Session 1)
Do you know any children with allergies? Join households around the world in supporting The Teal Pumpkin Project! This project advocates for safe, non-food and allergy-free treats to be handed out on Halloween, and allows for all children to participate in the fun! Want to participate? It’s not too late! Here’s what you can do:… Read More It’s Not Too Late To Join In On The Teal Pumpkin Project
Meet Sarah! Sarah Seweryniak is a freelance writer and marketing professional. She resides in Western New York with her husband Matthew. They welcomed their daughter, Genevieve, in the Summer of 2017. Adventures in Exclusive Pumping In the months leading up to the birth of my daughter, I had been prepping my idea of what… Read More adventures in Exclusive Pumping
When you hear the term Negative Reinforcement, what do you think? What does that mean to you? Does the term ‘negative’ immediately make you think ‘bad?’ If it does, you’re definitely NOT alone. Negative Reinforcement is often used as a way to say that ‘bad’ behavior is being reinforced: “We have to make sure we’re… Read More The Truth About Negative Reinforcement
Let’s have a party!! We have SO MANY reasons to celebrate: >>we’ve hit 2000 (2000!?) members in our closed group, Gentle Parenting of WNY >>we’re coming up on our 3 year anniversary >>it’s the end of Summer (that’s a reason to celebrate, right?) We’ll have some games set up for the kids, you can do… Read More 2017 End of Summer Soirée!