An Unexpected Break

To our fans and loyal listeners… Susie and I (Kelly) are truly sorry for the long and unexpected break we have taken. Our listeners may have noticed that episodes came to a screeching halt come end of April 2023. Both Susie and I have been battling germs that seem never-ending. And while Susie’s deal is personal, I’m comfortable sharing that I’ve been battling a reoccurring cold since the beginning of May and I’m still sick with it today, June 22, … Read More

Episode 018 | When Feeding your 12-Month Old Gets Old

When the milk is so good (and so readily available), how do you encourage your little ones to start trying and eating solid foods? After sharing their food-eating adventure to date, Kelly asks Sergeant Susie for help! Charlie isn’t eating much and Kelly is about ready to dial down the breastfeeding as she introduces Charlie to Whole Milk. Sergeant Susie gives a little advice that may make meal-time more successful. PRODUCT MENTION: Baby Food PouchesRelated Products We Love & Recommend: … Read More

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Episode 017 | Who’s In Charge In Your Home

As Tim Taylor said to his wife Jill on the family sitcom, Home Improvement, “If we’re not in charge, then we’re just the tallest people living here.” In many households, kids rule the land, so today we’re talking about how to make sure you as the parent are the leader and authority in your home… without yelling or any other negative reinforcements. We talk about the trickle down effects of an effective authority figure, like kids growing in to respected … Read More

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Episode 016 | Giving Your Kids What they Crave Most

What do you think your kids crave most? It’s simpler than you think. If you are struggling to bond with your youngsters, you might find a little relief after listening to this episode. We all need connection, and your babies and children of any age crave it desperately! We also received our first TWO listener questions that tie into today’s topic perfectly! One question from Josh in the UK is a soon to be new parent that is young and … Read More

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Episode 015 | Timeout Tactics for All Ages

Sergeant Susie shares her very simple approach to timeout tactics based on a child’s age, as well are real-life timeout stories with all ages of children. We talk about when to give a child a timeout vs. when to take away an item causing the poor behavior. And we talk about acting quickly when behavior needs to be corrected, and the positive affect that zero tolerance has on poor behavior. (Kelly has done just a few timeouts with Charlie at … Read More

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Episode 014 | Respecting Boundaries & Acting When Safety is of Concern

šŸš© TRIGGER WARNING šŸš© *In this podcast episode, we discuss drowning events, kidnapping, and a shooting, which some listeners may find distressing. We discuss respecting boundaries set by THE PARENTS. Even the strongly opinionated Sergeant Susie asks “do you REALLY want to know what I think” before offering her advice. We talk lightly about differing rules between households. Then we segue into overstepping boundaries when safety is a concern. SGT Susie has so many instances where to stepped into protect … Read More

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Episode 013 | Cultivating Family Time with Family-Friendly Fun

Susie shares how she was always finding activities that are fun for theĀ whole family… tennis, roller-skating, martial arts, and on and on. And specifically how juggling (literally juggling) becameĀ a lifelong interest that grew into generational family fun. From big activities to littleĀ activities, every moment shared together as a family increases your bond.Ā From athletics and clubs to enjoying family dinners together, sharing interests can make all the difference. DISCLAIMER: Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the host and … Read More

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Episode 012 | Kelly’s Breastfeeding Journey and Life with Boobs

Charlie turns 1-year-old this week! The most common question hears these days is… “are you going to stop breastfeeding?“ Breastfeeding has actually been a mostly positive experience for Kelly and Charlie, starting from the first days in the hospital to nearly 1 year into Charlie’s little life. Kelly shares her plans leading up to the birth of Charlie, breastfeeding through a formula shortage, and her overall experience. And don’t forget the many products that made breastfeeding easier – she’ll note … Read More

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Episode 011 | Binky vs. Thumb and Attachment Planning

Sergeant Susie and Kelly dive into a Binky vs. Thumb-Sucking conversation, with practical and comical past stories to back why SGT Susie prefers one over the other. And what about the bigger picture of the attachment to a future item, like a stuffed animal, blankie, or other comfort item? We discuss attachment planning so that when that comfort item is dirty, lost, and/or needs replacement, you can already have a plan in place from Day #1 to make life for … Read More

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Shout out to our Podcast Photographer, Kelly Heck Photography

We’d like to give a little shameless shout out to the host of our show, Kelly Heck. She is a phenomenal photographer and she perfectly captured our vision for the podcast cover art, as well as more portraits for our marketing collateral. If you need professional photo services, visit www.KellyHeckPhotography.com. Kelly is a corporate and commercial photographer specializing in branding photography and portraits, staff headshots, product photos, and much more… photos that add incredible value to your business marketing efforts!

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