Parenting Foundations Blog

Welcome to the Parenting Foundations Blog Page.  It is here that I, Brenda McSween, and a few guest bloggers post about tips and tricks to add to your parenting toolbox.  I am a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Parent Advisor with extensive experience working with children, youth and their families. I have a Bachelor of Child Studies Degree. Even with my experience and education there are days and times that I have to remind myself that parenting is a tough gig and I need to cut myself some slack.

The goal of this blog is for you to walk away feeling like you have a new tip to try or thing to consider as your child grows.

Have fun parenting!!

“The Most Wonderful Time of Year”??

Not 100% sure I would call it the "Most Wonderful Time of Year"!! The malls are full of people bustling about. Children are bouncing off the walls with excitement. Parents are trying their best to make this a happy time adding pressure to their already busy times....

Parenting: Let the Raw Feelings Happen

This is a bit of a raw feelings post for me. Every once and awhile I will post about things I am experiencing. I feel that this post is necessary so you see that things happen to all of us. Our little man has entered into a whole new world this year. He is in...

Daylight Savings: Coming to an End!

Daylight Savings is coming to an end on November 5, 2017. The clocks will fall back. We will get to sleep in for an hour!!! Back to reality...Before I had a child, I got to sleep in. Now it just messes with our lovely schedule 🙁 There are a few different ways you can...

Crying, an Alternative Perspective

When we here a child crying it can send anyone into "we must fix this" mode. This is very evident when a baby cries. Often a baby's caregiver will jump into action trying to find out why the baby is crying. For an infant, this is their main way to communicate with...

Add a Little Fun to Your Day with Rituals

We have all heard of the importance of routines and schedules. Routines and schedules provide children with the understanding of what is coming next and what is to be expected. These are both very important parts of a child's day. Now let's add a little fun to your...

3 Magic Little Words

Do you ever feel like there is so much going on that you do not know where to start or that you will never get things accomplished? This can be the start of major overwhelm! And guess what???.... THIS IS A NORMAL FEELING! Many people go through this and it can be...

Proud he calls me “Mom”

I read an article that struck me. The article is from Baltimore's Best Mix 1065FM it is titled "Trendy Moms Don't Want to Be Called "Mom" Anymore, They Want to Be Called This". I was like "Hell No, I am proud he calls me Mom!" This brought a whole lot of emotion...

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