Are you planning a 4th of July gathering or just looking for fun thematic products for your children? Look no further! Below are patriotic books, toys, plush creatures, clothes, accessories, and party favors. Enjoy and Happy Independence Day! BOOKS: What is the Statue of Liberty? Fourth of July Cheer Curious George Parade Day Elmo Doodle … Continue reading 4th of July – Books, Toys, Favors, and More!
Like many parents these days, we live several hours away from our closest family member. Thankfully, modern technology helps us stay in touch and allows Muffin Man to remotely interact with family! In order to help him learn and remember his long-distance family members, I created him this homemade photo album. "Reading" his album is … Continue reading DIY Toddler Photo Albums
Today, my self-worth is not measured in pounds or inches. Health and wellness are important to me, but fitting into an old pair of jeans is not.
I recently shared my experience of having a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) following the birth of my son. In my case, the symptoms appeared while I was still in the hospital and continued, without appropriate treatment, for nearly a year. Upon receiving the intervention I needed, I began my journey to recovery. I … Continue reading Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Did Not Break Me
Yesterday I had the honor of appearing on Megan Kelly TODAY, along with my husband and The Motherhood Center of New York, to discuss my experience with postpartum anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) continue to be widely misunderstood and stigmatized. I want to thank the team at Megan Kelly TODAY for bringing … Continue reading My Megan Kelly TODAY Appearance: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
As a childhood educator, parents often ask me for advice on how to best support early language development. While there are several strategies I utilize with my son and students, I asked an expert to weigh in as well! I have teamed up with Danielle LoVecchio, MA SLP-CCC, BCBA, LBA, Executive Director of Kids of … Continue reading 6 Easy Tips to Support Baby’s Language Development
As a new and expecting mother, I was offered a wealth of advice from other parents. The comment I heard most often? "Enjoy every minute of it!" While I have no doubt that this comment is well-meaning, it was not what I needed to hear. In fact, it was actually harmful at times. Allow me … Continue reading The Myth of “Enjoying Every Minute”