Sensory Play for Babies and Toddlers

One sensory based learning activity we use in classes is scarf play! Sensory play helps your baby and toddler to develop as a whole child!  This includes brain development, language development, and gross and fine motor skills. Plus, our classes are small in sizes which allows your child to explore their environment and baby friends!!…

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Why to use Baby Sign

We have been camping and the weather has been cool and rainy.   While I have been spending time inside as Mr G explores, I have been reading, and surfing the internet. We have also been taking the time to connect as a family. Meal Time is important for us to talk, laugh and enjoy…

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Power Struggles of a 2 Year Old

Power struggles are a real test of wills in all relationships and in particular in one’s parenting journey. I cannot count the amount of times I would lose a struggle to a child who barely measures up to my thighs. They would dig in their heels and I would come in head strong at the…

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Discipline in the First Three Years? Blessed Not Stressed: This is Motherhood

Fall Class schedule with FAST ACTION BONUS is NOW ON until July 25.  MONDAYS:  Parent Consults   TUESDAYS: 945am – Smiles & Giggles Newborn Coffee Time 11am – Baby Sign, Play & Explore- Purple 1pm – Baby Sign, Play & Explore – Purple 2pm – Salsa Babies 5:30pm – Salsa Tots – Pink 7-9pm –…

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Infant Directed Speech on Blessed Not Stressed: This is Motherhood

We are joined by Emily owner of High 5 Communications Resources. She shares her knowledge of Speech and Language including infant directed speech, why children use approximations in both their sign and oral language, and what counts as a word for ages.   Emily provides families with many invaluable resources find her here and here!

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Introducing Food

Hola Familias! Food is often a very motivational sign for children. Plus, eating time happens multiple times a day! Sometimes, I hear that question, “my child only signs for food”. This is true, when one only signs one or two signs. Babies are sponges and can quickly pick up different types of food signs. This…

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Children and HUGE Emotions… And especially those with Anxiety

Welcome to Blessed Not Stressed: This is Motherhood!!  I am so excited for this new series. Together, every single Sunday, we will be exploring topics that are important to your parenting journey. We will be having guests join us. We will be learning, growing, and knowing together. This path in parenting is hard, stressful, and…

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Are you Surviving or Thriving as a Parent?

  Fall Class schedule with FAST ACTION BONUS is NOW ON until July 25.  MONDAYS:  Parent Consults   TUESDAYS: 945am – Smiles & Giggles Newborn Coffee Time 11am – Baby Sign, Play & Explore- Purple 1pm – Baby Sign, Play & Explore – Purple 2pm – Salsa Babies 5:30pm – Salsa Tots – Pink 7-9pm…

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Tricky Transitions for Parenting

I have had the wonderful opportunity to be working with families in Saskatoon for the better part of a decade. I have been able to teach a wonderful program called: Positive Discipline Parenting just the past 16 months! When working with families, they share common themes. As parents discuss with each other their frustrations and…

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