5 Steps To Help Your Child Overcome A Fear Of Water

A toddler with no fear of water

Toddler fears can be tricky, but a fear of water can be scary for parents, too. It was a cloudless, 90 degree May day in Mexico. The rectangular infinity pool in the back yard sparkled, a turquoise oasis offering an escape from the desert heat. I stood under an umbrella lathering myself with sunscreen, dying […]

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Moonstruck

My son doesn’t need a Super Blue Blood Moon to make an event out of a moonrise. Any given evening can find him with his nose pressed up against the back door, his hot breath fogging the glass as he shouts “Mommy, Mommy look at the moon!” I can see him from where I’m standing […]

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Taming The Terrible Twos

A few months ago, I was really struggling with my son’s behavior. He was in the throes of the Terrible Twos, and even the simplest of requests would prompt a tantrum. “Come upstairs with me.” “No!” “Let’s change your diaper.” “No!” “Let’s get dressed for school.” “Noooooooo!” I tried everything, from talking it through (it […]

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Our Happy Halloween

Now that he’s two, my son understands holidays. And so far, none has been more exciting than Halloween. We started talking about costumes in mid-September, and he suggested costume ideas ranging from astronaut to “glass door” (don’t even ask me where he got that from), but “race car driver” seemed to keep reappearing, so I […]

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4 Must-Haves For Air Travel With Toddlers

We fly with our three-year-old on an almost monthly basis, so at this point we have travel down to a science. While his frequent flier status means he generally knows the drill, there are a few items I absolutely won’t leave home without. Here are my five travel must-haves for preschooler travel. 1. Britax Car Seat […]

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