Phonological awareness and literacy development is starting earlier and earlier. We used to hope a kindergartener could identify all the letters by name before the end of the year. Maybe write their name. And if they were really smart, maybe spell a few words like "mom" and "dad." Nothing too tricky. This isn't the case … Continue reading Letter vs Sound: Literacy for Littles
This is the week. If I do not have a nervous breakdown this week, I feel confident I will not have one. My house is falling apart. We are in survival mode. Bloom's introduction to the world is Friday. I started work on this dream 4 years ago. And this week it happens. Here goes … Continue reading Everything.
I am all about play. I want my kids to play all day. I want them to play hard. I want them to play with passion, creativity, and purpose. I love it when they exhaust themselves with their play. But more importantly, I want them to get something out of it - other than the … Continue reading Playing with a Purpose
Bloom is opening SO SOON!! Like just around the corner people! And to celebrate the grand opening, my good friend and colleague Britt – from Britt Zink Physical Therapy Services – and I are going to team up to offer a developmental series of blog posts. Fun, right? Before we do that, we thought we … Continue reading Britt Zink PT + The Speech Mom
My boys love milk. They love juice. They love water. Lemonade. Iced Tea. Chocolate milk. Good grief do they love chocolate milk. If I allowed a liquid diet, I am quite sure they would be totally fine with it. This is one of the more popular issues I hear when I meet with a family … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up
This post was sent to me just at the right time. I needed to be reminded of the importance of taking time to focus on the root of the problem, instead of the immediate problem. Here are a few great tips from Inner Parents that might help you through one of those "I ONLY wear … Continue reading Guest Post: The Difficulties of Parenting
"We are going to be late." I say it more than I say anything. I say it at least 12 times before I leave the house. I say it when we leave for church, swimming lessons, preschool....pretty much before we leave for anyway. The amount of times I say it is honestly ridiculous. Last week … Continue reading Late
Do you want... No. Should we go.... No. Will you.... No. This is a typical conversation between Gus, my two-year-old, and myself go. And I know better. Because it's my job to know. My husband does not have this excuse. I hope he doesn't read this blog post...because as much as I hate it when … Continue reading Don’t Ask A Toddler
When I started writing this blog, I did it to share what I know with moms that want to know more. And can you believe all you crazy moms out there that care so much about your child that you will spend the rare few minutes you have to yourself reading this blog? Crazies. My … Continue reading Stop Reading This
Chipmunk cheeks. So adorable. Gus owns a set - and I am in love. Everything about those sweet little cheeks make me happy....everything that is, until he keeps his food packed away in there. Gross. It is called pocketing. And if you have a pocketer, you know how delightful horrible it can be. If you … Continue reading What ya got in those cheeks?