• NAVIGATING THE BOUNDARIES: DATING SOMEONE WITHOUT KIDS

    Written by Olivia Arrow When you are already a parent, dating someone without kids can be a fun and refreshing change. But you need to be mindful that dating someone without kids also comes with its own set of boundaries and challenges that you’ll need to navigate.  Understanding the Differences One of the biggest differences you’ll probably notice is in your lifestyles and priorities. People without kids often have more freedom and flexibility in their schedules, which can make them more spontaneous and carefree. On the other hand, parents often have more structured routines and responsibilities that revolve around their kids. To make things work, it’s important to understand and…

  • THE SECRET TO GETTING YOUR KIDS TO LISTEN WITHOUT YELLING: TIPS FROM A DAD

    Written by Lance Green Hey there, dads! How’s life treating you on this wild ride of fatherhood? I’m doing alright, just trying to keep up with the never-ending demands and enjoying every moment of it. Ok, so I’m not really an expert or anything, but as a dad, I’ve learned a thing or two about dealing with my child (pun intended). One of the biggest challenges for me has been getting her to listen to me without resorting to yelling. It’s not easy and sometimes it can be down right hard to exercise that level of self control, but it is best to model the behaviour you want to see.…

  • WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR KID KEEPS TELLING LIES

    Written by Olivia Arrow It’s normal for kids to lie sometimes, but when it becomes a habit, it can be frustrating for parents. It’s important to understand why they’re doing it before you can address the issue.  Here are some common reasons: So, what can you do when you notice your kid lying a lot? Here are some ideas: Talk to them about it in a calm and non-judgmental way. Find out why they’re lying and let them know that it’s okay to tell the truth. Encourage open communication by listening to them and taking their feelings into consideration. Set clear boundaries and consequences for lying, but also make sure…

  • FROM CUTE TO STUBBORN: HOW TO DEAL WITH TODDLER POWER STRUGGLES

    Written by Olivia Arrow Toddlers are notorious for having power struggles.. They’re at that age where they’re starting to want to do things on their own, but they don’t really have the emotional maturity to handle it in a healthy manner. This can lead to tantrums, meltdowns, and a lot of frustration for both toddlers and parents. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your toddler’s power struggles, don’t worry you are not alone. It is a challenging time that most parents have to navigate.  Here are a few tips to help you navigate through this tricky time. Make Sure To Stay Calm! When your toddler is losing their mind over something,…

  • DECODING YOUR NEWBORN’S LITTLE SIGNALS: A GUIDE FOR NEW PARENTS

    Written by Olivia Arrow Bringing home a newborn is incredibly exciting but also pretty overwhelming! Since they can’t yet talk to you, babies tend to communicate through little cues. Understanding what they’re trying to tell you is the key to caring for them. Here are a few of the main ways your baby might communicate how they’re feeling: Crying: This one is pretty obvious. Your baby could be crying because they’re hungry, uncomfortable, tired, and sometimes just feeling a little sick. Body Language: Your baby will use their face, hands and legs to make it obvious what they’re trying to tell you. They might also clench their fists, hunch forward…

  • COMMON MYTHS ABOUT NATURAL BIRTH DEBUNKED

    Written by Olivia Arrow Natural childbirth, sometimes called unmedicated childbirth, is when you have a baby without the use of any pain medication or epidurals. This birthing method can be mentally and physically challenging, but it can also be pretty damn rewarding.  Now unfortunately there are a lot of people out there that think they know the in’s and out’s of a natural birth and can end up accidentally spreading myths and misconceptions about this beautiful birthing process. Because of this, it can be daunting for any expectant mother to feel like they should consider this as a birthing option!   It is best not to let anyone scare you away…

  • THE EMOTIONAL PERKS OF GETTING THAT PREGNANCY GLOW

    Written by Olivia Arrow Pregnancy is this awesome, crazy time when your body does all kinds of weird stuff. One of the coolest things that can happen is getting this glow on your skin, like you’re some sort of pregnancy superhero. It’s not just about looking good, though. There are some emotional benefits to this pregnancy glow too. For starters, it’s a reminder that you’re growing a tiny human inside of you. And when you look in the mirror and see this glow, it’s like a little sign that you’re doing something amazing. It boosts your confidence and makes you feel pretty darn good about yourself. Plus, it’s kind of…