Author - Eirene Heidelberger

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  Eirene Heidelberger is the President & CEO of GIT Mom, a full service parent coaching firm dedicated to helping Moms get it together so that they have more time to do the activities they most enjoy, while also giving their children the kind of parenting they need! Eirene created the GIT Mom system to provide parents with the most effective tools to parent their children. GIT Mom will show you how to teach your children to sleep, listen and respect you so that you can get it together and have more “you” time. Eirene is happily married and a mother of three boys. Since having her first child 9 years ago, Eirene has assisted countless friends and referrals with parenting issues centered around sleep training, schedules, and creating positive home environments. She gets stopped on the street daily by strangers and acquaintances who compliment her children on their stellar behavior.  People are in disbelief of how well-behaved and respectful her boys are. Eirene is a work out fiend, loves wine and TiVo (in that order!) and loves her family and friends immensely. She has loving children, shiny counter-tops and time for her! Eirene is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree.

5 tips for traveling with extended family and kids

My family of five loves to travel, so we escape Chicago as often as humanly possible. We began our journey vacationing with our extended family after having our third son and officially being outnumbered by our children. Now, five years later, extended family vacations are a regular part of our lives, and we often travel with grandparents from both sides. So, how do we all get along? If you’re the cruise director for your family, listen up! With these tips, paradise is closer than you thi...

Posted on July 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Eirene Heidelberger

I feel no guilt about my kids' screen time

Photo credit: Rafiq Sarlie/Flickr

More than 30 percent of children in the United States play with mobile devices while still in diapers.

You may have seen older news reports in which the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that children under two shouldn’t have any screen time, and older children and teens should be limited to no more than two hours of screen time a day. Just months ago, the AAP changed what it considers its “outdated” policies.

I’ve never been guilt...

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 2:38 PM by Eirene Heidelberger