How to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

“Can we have some screen time?” I get this request from my daughters (ages 7 & 9) almost every afternoon. Sometimes I say yes, sometimes I say no. When I say no, sometimes my kids throw tantrums, but mostly they don’t. Mostly they find something else to do,...

How to Make Bedtime With Kids Easier

Bedtime can be rough, and not just for the kids. Folks get cranky, it’s hard to get motivated, and kids rarely fall asleep as quickly as we want them to. (In their defense, many of us adults also struggle with that same issue.) The reality is that bedtime is easier...

How to Calm Your Freaking Brain

“Maybe I should google the possible risks and side effects of anesthesia in children.” That’s the thought that popped into my decidedly unhelpful brain last Thursday night. I was lying in the dark on my daughter’s bedroom floor, waiting for her to fall asleep. She was...