5 Reasons to Hire a Lactation Consultant

When you’re sleep deprived and getting advice from EVERYWHERE, a real-time, unbiased coach can often unravel the issues and get you back on track. What worked for your friend or sister-in-law may not work for you and your baby!

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Shock Alert: Toddlers, Twos & Threes Can Be the Easiest Age!

I think toddlers, twos, and threes are the easiest age. Do I have your attention now? Many people think it is one of the more difficult stages and it is usually associated with defiant and unruly behavior.

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Tantrums: Why Your Kids Have Them & How To Make It Stop

Structure is the most important thing for a child, which is something parents often overlook. Routines give them a sense of security and help them develop self-discipline. People in general are often afraid of the unknown, and even more so for toddlers.

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The Circle: A Postpartum Group for When Motherhood is Not Pinterest Perfect.

The Circle: A Postpartum Group for When Motherhood is Not Pinterest Perfect.   Giving birth, whether it’s your first time or your fifth, is about more than just having a baby. It’s the birth of a baby, but also the birth of a mother, a father, a family. And let’s face it–some births go more …

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Tools for Successful Potty Training

As a potty training expert I have seen many different types of potty training products. Potty watches, books about going potty, potty seats that make flushing sounds, seats that go on the potty, travel potties, plastic underwear etc. So which of these products really are worth it?   Here is my list of top-rated  potty ...

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Our Screen Time Reality Check

My house has been radically transformed over the past couple of months. Since I am one of the owners of Your Village Consulting, people naively assume I am a child development expert. I hired these experts, but I am far from one myself. My expertise is nutrition. Ask me a nutrition question and I can …

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The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

By: Dawn Herman My wonderful husband and daughter are in the kitchen creating some kind of culinary magic and no doubt, a wonderful father-daughter memory. If you were in the room you could absolutely feel the pride and anticipation in all three of us. My daughter has been working in the kitchen since she was …

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Car Seat Safety 101

Did you know that car seats are only required to be tested at 30mph, so the statistics are unknown at a higher speed? CPSTs (Child Passenger Safety Technicians) are trained from ages 0-13 years old and have three main jobs: to make sure your child is in the correct seat, to make sure your child …

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Back to Preschool

By: Dawn Herman Well, here we are again. The end of another summer is in sight, and if you have a child getting ready for preschool, pre-k or mother’s day out then you know it’s also time to start preparing ourselves and our little ones for the transition. While it’s important to know that children …

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Brainy Bins

By: Dawn Herman It’s a typical morning in Austin, TX. I’m running errands with my daughter in the backseat. Over the toddler tunes I hear “Mama, we won’t need our umbrellas today. Those clouds are too bright and fluffy to make rain…” Does my 3-year-old stay up to catch the 10 o’clock weather, you ask? …

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