Parenting Advice

When you’re caught up in the whirlwind of raising your children and hearing advice from all of your friends, colleagues, and family, it can be hard to keep track of everything! As a mom, sometimes it’s just easier to follow your own instincts or listen to other moms with children similar in age. That’s why I’ve put together a series of helpful videos of tips and tricks I’ve learned after raising five kids of my own. With all of the information you need in one place, advice for new parents will be helpful, rather than stressful! From one mother to another, I’m wishing you the best of luck with your children, and I hope my videos offer some good Mommy advice you can use at home!

A video on embracing our different parenting styles as moms brought me to tears during a tough week. > More

With two boys in Middle School, I'm learning lessons about teaching your child independence. > More

Ivy Kits is making unique educational kids toys that your kiddos will learn from and love. > More

Tips on encouraging children to open up and communicate. > More

Tips from Chaos & Kiddos on why a family mission statement can help you find a work life balance! > More

The Sisterhood of Motherhood event with Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff inspired me to be a better mom. > More

A reflection on the mommy wars, and how judgmental parenting hurts us all. > More

Here's how I'm learning to let things slide and realize I'm not a failure as a mom if I do. > More

Encouragement for moms allows us to do what we do everyday. Here's how I’ve relied on my mom friends. > More

Here are some of my parenting strategies for teaching an attitude of gratitude to kids. > More

Wondering how to balance work and play into a kids summer schedule? Read on ... > More

Here's how and why I'm learning how to multitask by slowing down and concentrating better! > More

How do you practice mindfulness as a mom? Read on for my journey for happiness and finding inner peace! > More

This video takes out some guesswork when it comes to one element of effectively disciplining children. > More

How old should they be before learning to swim? Here's Kaitlin Gardner's take on kids' swimming classes! > More

"Are they all yours?" How many kids to have is a very personal decision. Read on for my thoughts on this! > More

The joys of motherhood have its proud and not so proud moments. Here are my latest experiences with both. > More

Here are some nursery necessities for a sleep deprived new mom who craves comfort and consistency. > More

Here are 10 age appropriate chores for kids plus some ways to motivate kids to do chores! > More

On the Sisterhood of Motherhood and my experience with supplementing breast milk with formula! > More