Play is Self Care—I Mean For You, Mama!

Play is Self Care—I Mean For You, Mama!

Recently, a friend and I were discussing how an ability to play is required on our list of friend qualities. In Aware Parenting, we talk about “attachment play.” It’s super-duper, and every parent should know about it! But it’s not what this post is about. Moms...
What is “Crying In Arms”?

What is “Crying In Arms”?

You’ll notice I talk about “crying in arms” (CIA) a lot. It’s important information for all parents! But it can also have a huge impact on sleep, behaviors, and demeanor. This comes from the Aware Parenting approach, the work of Aletha Solter, Ph.D Isn’t all crying...

Finding Your Calm in Triggering Moments

Today I’m thinking about equanimity in relation to parenting. Honestly, I had a reality check on what that word even means, ha! So let’s start there. e·qua·nim·i·ty mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation: she accepted...

Does Your Little One Have the Wiggles in Her Sleep?

So you finally got your kiddo to bed! ?? But do you then find it baffling how active he seems to be as he “sleeps”? (Or maybe doesn’t sleep…) I hear this mostly from parents who are co-sleeping with baby in the bed, but the wiggles can happen anywhere. First, put on...