How to Write a Birth Plan & Make a Birth Binder

Part of being prepared for childbirth and labor is being well organized and ready for all situations. Keeping great records can also be extremely helpful regardless of if you plan to give birth in the hospital, a birthing center, or at home. Writing our your expectations for birth, labor, and what you would like for your child after delivery can help make things go smoother as well. Learn how to put together a birth binder and how to include and write a birth plan that suits your family.

What is a birth binder, why should I make one, and how should I assemble it? Preparing for a new baby and for labor and childbirth. | ALLterNATIVElearning

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Lessons from Parenthood – When You Know Better, You Do Better

We have all heard the phrase, especially those who have entered into the realm of parenthood. It’s truly a lesson to live by: “When you know better, you do better”. But what does it mean? Does it mean that we walk around judging others because they don’t “know better”? Does it mean that we have to force ourselves to live a perfect life? Or does it just mean we take daily steps to improve ourselves and our quality of life? Well, I think you know the answer.

Lessons from parenthood - when you know better you do better. A motto to live by and (not) judge others by. | ALLterNATIVElearning

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Adventures of Dot – Early Geometry Book for Preschoolers

I am beyond thrilled to introduce to you my new book, Adventures of Dot: An Early Geometry Book. It’s also strangely satisfying knowing that I have a published book on Amazon (even if the print copy is still a couple of weeks out). This book is so simple, yet has so much to offer for kids young and old in terms of shapes, counting, early math, and basic geometry concepts. So let me give you a brief breakdown of the book…

Adventures of Dot Early Geometry, Shapes, and Counting book by Kara Carrero | ALLterNATIVElearning.com

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Coaching through Anxiety – Helping Kids Cope

Whether your child is an infant, toddler, or older, they all struggle with venturing into the unknown. All kids go through phase of needing a little extra help and a little more love to carry them through changes in their lives and anxieties they face. My daughter used to be the social butterfly and now she seems to be a little more reserved and unsure as she clings to her toddler anxieties. In the past several months, we have found ways to help coach her through anxieties and help her cope with uneasy emotions that she may feel.

Coaching through Anxiety - A Guide for parents to help their toddlers and kids cope with change, sensory issues, and anxieties | ALLterNATIVElearning

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