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You Matter Monday Challenge #5: Say Yes

It happens all the time: you get invited to “hang out” with a few of the moms from your neighborhood. Or maybe it’s an invite from some ladies at church or even a random person you met in the grocery store who happens to have children the same age as yours. How often, though, do […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #3: Get Dressed

Being a mom is challenging enough without having to put extra thought into what clothes you’re going to wear from day to day. Your clothes express your mood and your attitude, and these days there are basically two types of “attitudes” you’ll find yourself wearing when it comes to your wardrobe: the yoga-pants-work-out-clothes attitude or […]

You Matter Monday Challenge #2- Quiet Time in the morning

About a year ago when someone recommended this to me, I thought they were completely and utterly crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re thinking the same thing about me right this second. If you’re reading this, most likely you’re a tired parent who cherishes those extra zzz’s first thing in the morning, — especially […]

The You Matter Monday Challenge Begins: Enjoy Your Beverage

Let’s kick start this You Matter Monday Challenge and take care of you by enjoying our favorite beverage for the day! I know this sounds simple and you are like, “Irene- I already do this. Actually I do this all day long.”  But, bear with me and keep reading. For me, coffee gets me going. I […]

Daylight Saving Time- “Fall Back” with ease!

Daylight Saving Time ends in the United States and Canada on November 1st  at 2:00am.   I remember I used to get so excited about “falling back.” I would use those extra 60 minutes for catching up on sleep, or I would just take the time to enjoy another hour of the crisp fall weather. […]

Fourth of July- Celebrating with your child

Fourth of July is an eventful and exciting time: picnics, cookouts, family and friends coming and going, fireworks and a lot of loud NOISES. With so many different activities happening, are you wondering how you’re going to help your child cope with all the excitement of the day?   The best and most important tip […]

Help! My child is waking too early !!!

You might be reading this because your sweet little baby , toddler, or preschooler is waking too early-  before 6am. Perhaps they are waking everyday at 4am, 5:30am or 5:45am. It’s still dark out and we still want to be sleeping. And you’re right, before 6am is what I call night night time too!   […]

Sleep training your baby: what babies might “really” be thinking!

How many times a day do you find yourself wondering what your baby might be thinking — especially when it comes to sleep training? I’m sure along with those all-consuming moments comes the overwhelming question of ways you can sleep train your baby, yes?   In those desperate and tiring hours when you just need […]