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!
Hey everyone! I’m speaking at this event Saturday on being gentle with yourself and your family. I’m offering some chances to win tickets and goodies over at the Hamburg Essential Oils page. 😊 **GIVEAWAY** I’m giving away FOUR tickets to An Essential Event (happening THIS Saturday)!! https://www.facebook.com/events/120430665252015/?ti=icl Along with your FREE ticket, you get to… Read More GIVEAWAY!
The title was supposed to be The Ultimate Summer Bucket List. But as Clare and I talked about it, my husband added that bucket lists sound like ‘To-Do’ lists to him. And he’d rather not have a to-do list during the summer. Pretty sure his contribution to the items on our list was “throw out… Read More Our Summer Idea List (free printable!)😘
*This post contains affiliate links. I wouldn’t say we travel a ton… but we do get around a bit. Since Danny was born last August we’ve been to Disney World and Tampa, Boston, Niagara Falls (this one feels like a cheat…is it really traveling when it’s only 45 minutes away? It is a huge tourist… Read More Top 5 Travel Must-Haves (for our family)
An interesting post about sharing was posted in the Facebook group not too long ago, and following it was a fantastic conversation on sharing and how some of our members handle this often-tricky topic. This is the shared post, written by Alanya Kolberg: MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS. As soon as… Read More Community Chat: SHARING
It’s hard to enter the gentle parenting ‘world’ without also rethinking the way you treat your health and the health of the environment around you. I like to think that my husband and I were conscious of sustainable living and healthy eating waaaay before we had kids. But when I became pregnant with our first… Read More Being Gentle With Our Home
I often see comments in gentle parenting boards asking, “If you don’t punish, what do you do?” Or, “There are definitely circumstances where punishments are necessary, right?” As a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), I frequently have to hold back from defining the term ‘punishment’ because I know that’s not exactly what folks mean. I… Read More How We Avoid Punishing Our Children
Please don’t spank your child. “But if I don’t spank them, they will grow up to be entitled brats.” Everything you do as a parent will impact your children. Whether you spank or not does not have anything to do with your child growing up to feel entitled. It will, however, impact the way they… Read More Please don’t spank your child.