Many of us are starting the process of researching preschools in Orange County. There are so many questions that come up during the process (when to start, potty training requirements etc). I asked Sara Hooper, Director of Mission Montessori in Mission Viejo to answer a few of the preschool preparation questions that I see pop up frequently on our discussion board. Sara graciously took the…Continue
Added by Stephanie on August 22, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Thank you Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No Cry Sleep Solution for Offering Us Her Wonderful Articles!
Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it’s cute that…Continue
Added by Stephanie on November 10, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments
Thank you to Elizabeth Pantley- author of the No Cry Sleep Solution for offering to share her parenting tips and advice with our moms
My baby is only happy when I’m within arm’s reach. If I dare to leave the room, she cries as if I’ve left the country! I can’t even so much as take a shower these days, let alone leave the house without her. My mother-in-law says it’s because I’ve spoiled her. Is she right? Have I…Continue
Added by Stephanie on September 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Thank you to Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No Cry Sleep Solution, for offering to share her tips and parenting advice with our moms. So many of have family members who like to "chime in" on our parenting styles. Elizabeth writes a great article on handling unwanted advice from family, friends etc. Enjoy!
Added by Stephanie on August 2, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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I learned this all recently in reading an article "The Advantages of Hiring Your Household Employees Legally…Continue
So many of us are entering the "twos" with our little ones. This age is a lot of fun- you watch your baby turn into a child before your eyes. But the "twos" can also present some challenges for parents. Moms worry about their child having tantrums in public- Playdates become unpredictable as moms watch their children fight over toys- Only to end the day with a child who says "no" to you after every sentence. While all of these "toddler behaviors are completely normal, many moms are at a loss…Continue
Added by Stephanie on June 14, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments
Most parents can't wait to find out the sex of their child. Whether it is at the actual birth or sooner - -inevitably we all learn we will either raise a girl . . . or a boy. While most parenting advice is universal between the sexes, raising girls and boys can, at times, require different tactics, different expectations and the understanding that, by nature, they will soon become men and women in society.
I recently reached out to…Continue
A BIG thanks to our OC Mommies Sponsor Reyhan Bilici with Independent Capital Management for taking the time to share with us this priceless information about retirement planning for women! It's so important to start early! If you have any questions for Reyhan she can be reached at …Continue
Added by Stephanie on June 7, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I am getting ready to potty train my toddler and have been scratching my head over when to start, where to start, how to start etc. I'm a planner.. with every task in my life, I like know how to be prepared, how to execute and how to finish. I know raising kids isn't always cut and dry. But for some reason, potty training is one of those milestones that has left me clueless.
I reached out to Lora Jensen, founder, facilitator and mentor of…Continue