Light at the End of the Parenting Tunnel

You’ve heard me gush about my new baby nephew, but allow me to gush a bit about my older niece and nephew who stayed with us for a week in July. I absolutely adore them and I want to encourage You, Parents “in the thick of it”, that there really is a light at the end of the parenting tunnel.… Continue reading →


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Posted in Child Development, Encouragement, General, Miss Lisa, Parenting

4 Magic Words

4 Magic Words (Redefined for Toddlers) Let’s move beyond please and thank you and get practical. Here are the Magic Words for adults when speaking with toddlers. Can I get you started? This is a non-threatening way to offer help. Toddlers by definition, bristle at “Let me help you,” so just skip that power-play. This… Continue reading →


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Posted in Child Development, Encouragement, General, Parenting, Socialization

Moments Matter More

Do you ever feel like the things that aren’t going quite right in life–the job (or lack of), that friend or relative, the bank account, the mess, the muffin top or the number on the scale–are bullies?! They’re loud! They push you around! They demand your attention and your thoughts! They wreak havoc in your… Continue reading →


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Posted in Encouragement