Parenting tips from the Babywise Mom.

Mom, Dad, and Baby

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Love Languages


Organizing Life  (also Efficient Mommy  and How I Do It Series Index

Pep Talks for Hard Times



Self Care

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Parenting tips from the Babywise Mom. 

Sleep Help Book: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

I know many of you have long-awaited my review on Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth. A friend borrowed it, then I was also wanting to get Baby Whisperer posts… View Post


Exactly how you do chores in your family is up to you and your family. There is no one right or wrong way to go about it–it is not a… View Post

Book Review: Parenting the Strong Willed Child

When I first started reading Parenting the Strong Willed Child by Forehand and Long, I thought it seemed like a good book. By the time I was done, I thought… View Post

Reader Twins Questions

Tracy said… Hi Valerie! I have twin daughters that are 5 weeks old. We are really struggling with the evening nap and getting back to sleep after the middle of… View Post

Making Children Mind…Chores and Allowance

Should you have official “Chores”? What about an allowance? What are the benefits of making things official or not with chore and allowance? I don’t usually like to write about… View Post

Making Children Mind…Show Love

How you can make your children mind by showing them love. How love is a powerful discipline tool. Show your child love and you can have better obedience. In Making Children… View Post

Postpartum Survival Tips for New Moms

28 fantastic tips for moms who have had a baby. Get bathroom tips, nighttime feeding tips, tips for emotional health, tips to get things done, and more! McKenna is now… View Post