Our 2019 Family Photos

Last year at about this time we had Sam's one year photos done and unfortunately Mitchell wasn't able to be there with us. So we knew we wanted to do another shoot this year and I am SO glad we did. My childhood friend does our photos and I just love how she captures our … Continue reading Our 2019 Family Photos

7 Phrases To Say To Your Children

You should be proud of yourself! Our children need to know that we are proud of them, but there confidence cannot reside only in our opinion of them. Helping them to feel proud of themselves for accomplishing something will build confidence. I see you worked really hard on this. Putting an emphasis on the effort … Continue reading 7 Phrases To Say To Your Children

What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

My memories of Christmas as a child consist of eggnog, Christmas Eve at my Memere's and waking up to a living room filled with presents. Literally almost the whole room, filled! I would say my mom's love language is definitely gifts. She has always been a gift giver and in turn, when I had children … Continue reading What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”

Praise is an important part of parenting. Our children need encouragement from us of course, but what is the purpose of praising our children? The purpose of praise is to encourage children to continue in specific positive behaviors that produce positive outcomes. We are not focusing solely on the outcome, we are focusing on the positive … Continue reading Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”