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Parenting Power: 10 Practices to Build Your Patience as a Parent

Parenting is one of life’s greatest adventures, filled with joy, laughter, and, let’s be honest, its fair share of challenges. One of the most valuable qualities a parent can possess is patience. It’s the secret ingredient that can turn stressful moments into opportunities for growth and connection with our children. But let’s face it, building […]

Helping Teens Navigate Social Media Challenges Safely

person holding red and white hear button Parent’s Guide to Social Media Literacy Navigating the complexities of social media can be a daunting task for parents and guardians. With the vast amount of content accessible online, managing what your children are exposed too often seems like an uphill battle. The American Psychological Association (APA) underscores the importance of teens acquiring social media […]

Navigating Mom Guilt During the Holidays: A Journey to Self-Compassion

With the holiday season upon us, the joy and magic surrounding all of the festivities are often accompanied by another familiar feeling for many mothers – guilt. We understand the unique challenges that come with managing mom guilt, especially during this time of year and hope that this post makes you feel a little less […]

No Kids, No Problem

Celebrating the Growing Acceptance Around People Who Choose Not to Have Children In today’s society, there is a growing acceptance of people who choose not to have children. These individuals, known as “childfree,” have a variety of reasons for making this decision, including personal preference, career goals, and concerns about overpopulation or the environment. Despite […]

My Top 5 Tips For Traveling With Children

Traveling with kids can be bond-building experience for everyone, but it’s also challenging! Beyond delays, you’re forced to consider sleep schedules, picky eaters, hangry moods, short attention spans, meltdowns, and more! I’m sharing a few tips and tricks that have made traveling with my own kids smoother and more enjoyable throughout the years.

A Conversation on Parenting with Dr. Aliza Pressman

Parenting practices worldwide share three primary goals: ensuring children’s health and safety, preparing children for life as productive adults, and transmitting cultural values. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development. With so many different types of parenting styles–ways in which parents interact with their children–it can be difficult to know which is the most effective.

Nina’s Favorite Back to School Items

Preparing for a new school year is one of the most exciting times of the year…and it’s even more enjoyable when you can purchase the essentials from the comfort of your own couch! From backpacks and pencil cases to headphones and statement t-shirts, I am rounding up 20 of my favorite items and they’re all under $20. Set your students up for success (in style, of course!) with the best school supplies!

Let’s Dive Into Swim Safety with Nina Westbrook

Tips for keeping your children safe around the water blog home Since having children, water safety has been a primary focus for us as parents. Every time we move or travel, we always make sure to consider the water around us. According to the CDC, accidental drowning is among the number 1 leading causes of […]

Raising Kind Kids: How to Create a Culture of Caring at Home

The real test of parenting is not what your children achieve, but who they become and how they treat others. As parents our job is to teach our kids the importance of caring for others, but how can we do that in our busy daily lives? Here are 5 tips for creating a culture of caring at home!

Raising Readers: 3 Tips For Fostering Your Child’s Love of Reading

March is National Reading Month, a time of year dedicated to celebrating all things reading. Each year, Read Across America Day kicks off the month on March 2 and, together, Read Across America Day and National Reading Month invite students, teachers, parents, and community members to embrace the importance and fun of reading! There are […]