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If keeping your toddler occupied is an increasingly difficult task, don’t fret. Review a few fantastic options for keeping the lil tot busy for at least 10 minutes at a time. As a mom, you know 10 minutes is actually a pretty long time to get things done! Window Mosaic Provide your little ‘un with …

Need more “date night” ideas where your kids are concerned? Who doesn’t? Review the following ideas and enjoy spending fun nights out (or in) with the younglings: Bowling Let’s face it: those who don’t love bowling are few and far between. It may surprise you to find even little kids get into the idea of …

As a mother of boys, there’s probably more than a few “truths” you know very, very well. Raising boys is certainly different from raising girls, but just as rewarding and fun. Check out a few truths moms raising boys know so well and see if you don’t nod in agreement to some if not all: …

Have you ever thought of making gifts out of your children’s artwork? They function as excellent presents for relatives, friends, and teachers…with a little help from you. Review a few ideas for turning your kiddies’ artwork into keepsakes: Candleholder Work with your scanner or high-resolution digital camera to photograph the kids’ horizontal artwork. Print an …

Is it a rainy summer day and your kids are getting stir-crazy? Rather than watching them quite literally bounce off the walls, find some fabulous crafts for them to work on. There’s lots of crafts and other fun activities kids can do indoors on a rainy day when there’s just no going outside. Check a …

Do you look at some parents and wonder how they do it? You’re not the only one. Before putting yourself down over your parenting skills again, take a look at the habits of highly-effective parents and make adjustments as needed. Remember, everyone is doing the best they can, and there’s no one correct method for …

Getting ready to travel with your baby for the first time? Don’t panic, as it is possible to travel with an infant without ruining your trip or making a plane full of people hate you. Keep the following tips in mind as you prepare for your vacation and remember to relax and enjoy: Equipment Rental …

Want to promote creativity in your children? Of course you do. Even if you believe the creativity train left the station before you got on, it is still an excellent idea to encourage it in your kiddies. Take a moment to review the following tips–who knows, you may be the mother of the next Van …

Need to find new and exciting ways to keep your kids distracted at restaurants? You are hardly alone. Try any and all of the following tried-and-true options for entertaining little ‘uns while waiting for a table…or waiting for anything, actually. ISpy Play an old-fashioned game of ISpy! This is a particularly great idea at a …

Tucking your child into bed is a familiar routine, and frequently includes bedtime stories or simply chatting for a few minutes. Asking your child three simple questions every night before they drift into slumber is beneficial for a number of reasons. Let’s review what these questions are and why they are so important to your …

Desperate for more mom-kid “fun day” ideas? Such excursions give you the opportunity to connect and bond with your younglings one-on-one. Check out the following ideas and get inspired! Play Find a child-friendly play happening in your area and take one of your kids to a performance. This is an especially fun “date” if the …

Whether your daughter is an adolescent, tween, or teen, it is important to look after the most sensitive part of her: her heart. Being a woman in today’s world is hardly easy, making it very necessary to be the most positive influence in her life. Use the following tips to ensure your daughter grows up …

Help your kids have an amazing time with their dad by suggesting one awesome backyard project after another. Most aren’t exactly weather-proof, but provide hours of entertainment for your kids…and the kid inside your husband. Check out the following ideas for the kids and dad (and you). Cardboard Maze Have an assortment of cardboard boxes …

Want to ensure your daughter grows up to be a strong, confident adult? Of course you do. Example is one of the main ways you do this, however plenty of other tips and tricks exist for ensuring your female spawn grows up to be the powerful woman you want her to be. Check out a …

Getting ready for another shopping session with the kids? Make sure this one goes well with a little pre-planning. There’s plenty of things to do before you leave the house that ensure errand success…and prevent you from having a midday meltdown. Check out what to do and enjoy a much more streamlined experience: Pre-Pack Your …

Want to throw a family playdate event everyone will talk about for the next few weeks? Of course you do! Use the following tips and tricks to ensure your upcoming playdate event is a huge success: Numerous Activities Prevent boredom from occurring during your playdate event by offering a wide variety of activities. Provide indoor …

Birthday books are fun ways to get your children excited about their birthdays…and reading in general. If one of your little ‘uns has a birthday coming up, review the following books and perhaps select one or two for pre-bedtime reading: Big Birthday Big Birthday by Kate Hosford is a lovely story about a young girl …

Is your child’s birthday coming up, but you’re sapped of energy? Low on funds? Out of time? Fear not. There’s plenty of last-minute, low-cost birthday ideas that won’t cause you to collapse from exhaustion. Review the following options and ensure your child’s birthday is a rockin’ good time: Special Night Out Allow your child to …

Buying back-to-school clothes do not have to cost you a small fortune. Purchasing new clothes every single year gets tiring, especially if your kids are on the smaller side and outgrow things quickly. Use the following tips to make back-to-school clothes shopping easy…and much less expensive. Cull First Go through what you already have with …

Love treating your family to dinners out, but want to make certain the children stay well-behaved throughout the evening? Keeping children entertained doesn’t have to be challenging, as there’s many ways to distract them, whether waiting for a table or the food to arrive. Review a few options and enjoy peaceful nights out to dinner: …

Your backyard is a sanctuary, and one that presents a world of wonder for children. Encourage their creative sides by setting up your backyard in such a way they’ll want to spend hours playing outside instead of inside in front of the television or computer screen. Secret Garden Construct your very own secret garden for …

There’s no such thing as too many kids birthday party ideas! Any of the following are sure to be beloved by your younglings, though it’s still a good idea to consult them and ensure what you’re planning is what they want. Check out the following themes and ideas…and have a great time! Carnival Turn your …

Scavenger hunts are always a good time, as they combine the thrill of a timed event with the, um, thrill of a treasure hunt. If your kids want to do a scavenger hunt as part of upcoming birthday festivities, or you need to come up with new “boredom busters,” check out the following options and …

There’s lots of ways to have a great time with your daughter without making your piggy bank weep and weep. Check out a few cheap-yet-totally-fun mother-daughter “date” ideas: Mall Makeovers Visit the makeup counters at your local department store together and have fun getting free makeovers. The people who work at such counters are always …

We’ve discussed numerous ideas for mother-daughter “dates,” but what about those for moms and their sons? Boys need special attention just as much as their sisters, so if strapped for ideas concerning what you and your favorite little man can do together, check out the following options: Bike Rides Take your son for a bike …

Throwing a truly spectacular birthday for your child doesn’t have to cost you your savings account. There’s plenty of simple-yet-highly-effective options regarding birthday celebrations, any of which will have your kids remembering “that really awesome birthday” for years. Check out a few ideas that won’t make your piggy bank sob: Special Foods Create a “special …

Driving with your kids doesn’t have to be awful, horrible, and terrible. There’s plenty of ways to keep the kiddies occupied, whether driving to the grocery store or the next state. Check out the following hacks and make your next car ride with the little ‘uns a pleasant one: Snack Basket Fill a medium-sized basket …

Board games provide hours of fun for people of all ages, which is why they’re as popular as ever. Games are often family night go-tos, so if looking for a classic option to play with your favorite people, check out the following suggestions: Boggle Boggle requires players to find as many words as they can …

Date Night isn’t an adults-only thing! There’s plenty of fantastic date night ideas that involve bringing the little ones, any of which will result in hours of family fun. Check out a few ideas to inspire your next big night out: Park Picnic Pack a picnic lunch or stop by your favorite fast food joint …

  Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? We have a list of items that the dad in your life will love!   Flashlight Every dad needs a good flashlight. Whether it’s used for work, getting the fishing boat out in the early morning hours, or finding that lost pacifier in the middle of the …

Teachers are unquestionably some of the most important people in our children’s lives. Not only do they teach our children, but they love and nourish them every day, just as we do. Teachers don’t choose this career path for the salary or the recognition. They do it because they love our kids, and they love …

Easy Swimmer-Starfish is the first in a series of five apps that help parents teach their kids how to swim. This step-by-step approach is easy to use and follow making it great for parent to follow along.

Childs Pass is a great parent app that allows users to search, find, and book fun activities for the family in a city near you. Great concept and easy to use!

You might not think so at first, but there’s actually tons of items around your home that double as fantastic toys for kids. They fuel young imaginations while also helping to save you money on store-bought toys! Check out some of the many household items to give to your children for afternoons of fun: Flashlights …

Are your kids all about cars? Rather than buying them every new toy racecar or similar toy that comes out, check out a few fun activities to try with items they already have. You’ll provide hours of fun for little ones while you do whatever else you need to do around the house that day! …

Bored children are restless children, so rather than dealing with whiny kids all summer or during a long holiday break, find ways to keep them laughing and otherwise entertained. Check out some of our favorite boredom busters and ensure little ones stay occupied: “Sumo Wrestling” Pair extra-large t-shirts with old pillows and have your kids …

  Being a parent is a hardly a part-time job, and it’s not uncommon to feel like there just aren’t enough hours in each day. Rather than drinking so much coffee you’re buzzing just to get everything done, take a few brilliant parenting hacks to heart. We’ve already discussed numerous (and fabulous) hacks to utilize, …

Your child’s birthday is deeply special, and it’s important to celebrate it in grand style. There’s plenty of fabulous ways to ensure the day is one your child will cherish, so read on and see if you aren’t inspired: Special Breakfast Make a special birthday breakfast featuring foods your child doesn’t eat regularly. Think pancakes …

Are the kids confined to the house because the weather outside is seriously frightful? Rather than watching them slowly develop cabin fever, help them have fun indoors with one or a few “stuck inside” games. There’s plenty of games and activities to keep them busy for hours! Balloon Tennis Blow up a few balloons for …

Schedules are crazier than ever these days, which makes family nights even more important. They provide super-fun ways to spend time with the people you’re closest too, and if you’re running out of ideas, don’t fret. There’s plenty of excellent ways to spend family time together! Check it out: Movie Night Rent a movie and …