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Navigating the turbulent waters of emotion is often challenging for children, as they continually experience new feelings. Not knowing how to handle these feelings is a common issue children have as they grow up. If your child has a more difficult time regulating his or her emotions than others, check out the following tips for …

Help yourself be the best mom possible with little “fixes” that show your kids how much you love and cherish them. Little moments go a long way in the life of a child, and they will undoubtedly remember those times that you made them feel better, regardless of cause. Take a look at some of …

Flying with children can be challenging, but it’s hardly impossible. If you don’t want to be one of those parents everyone else is giving the evil eye to because your kid won’t calm down, keep the following tips in mind. It might be a long flight, but it doesn’t have to be a painful one. …

If you’re concerned about what to do with the family this winter that doesn’t include sitting in front of the television or computer screen, welcome to Part 2 of this series. There’s plenty of fun indoor options the whole family will enjoy. Take a look at a mere few possibilities to inspire your cold weather …

Welcome to Part Two of this series! Find more outstanding children’s book suggestions to add to your growing reading list. Instill a lifelong love of reading in your kids by sitting down with a classic story every night. Harold And The Purple Crayon A little boy named Harold explores worlds of his own making with …

If you don’t want to spend another winter in front of the television or computer screen while your family does the same, do not worry. Plenty of fantastic indoor activities for the whole family are out there, all of which allow you to say a temporary goodbye to technology and focus on having fun as …

As a parent, there’s plenty of things you’re going to teach your kids. This naturally includes assorted life skills necessary to becoming functioning, well-adjusted adults. Review some of the numerous essential life skills you absolutely need to impart so your kiddies contribute to the world instead of the other thing. Cooking Help your children learn …

Whether you’re an expecting mom or simply want to come up with a fantastic reading list for you and your kiddies, look to the following suggestions. Many are considered some of the greatest children’s books of all time, and allow you to share classic stories with your little shavers. Where The Wild Things Are The …

Welcome to Part 2 of Kiddie Boredom Busters! Experiment with the following ideas so you never have to hear the kids whine about how bored they are ever again. Basketball Fun Teach the kids to shoot hoops, play PIG or HORSE, or find other fun basketball-related games to play. Sundae Station Have fun setting up …

Are your kids bored? Whether they’re finished their homework and have down time before dinner, are wondering what to do on the weekends, or need holiday break activities, review the following ideas. You will never have to hear “Mom, I’m BORED!” ever again! Explore Nature Explore the backyard, nearby park, or other natural area together …

Help your preschool or kindergarten-age child learn the alphabet by engaging the little ‘un in assorted letter activities. The internet is full of fantastic activity options that help each letter of the alphabet resonate with your kiddie. Take a look at a mere few of the many creative ideas available. Alphabet Animals Start a project …

Teach your child to communicate by example. While raising your voice is sometimes necessary, it is hardly something you need to do on a daily basis. Review a few ways to get a tired/fussy/grumpy child to do what you want without using an angry tone. Lean In Lean in close to your child and put …

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 …

Raising confident children is something every parent should prioritize. There’s lots of ways to build up your kiddies’ self-esteem without inflating their egos. Let’s review a few of the very best tips for raising confident little ‘uns to help ensure your kids appreciate themselves and know what they’re good at: Ask What They Love About …

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 …

It’s that time of year again where the leaves are falling, Christmas is fast approaching (we’re under 100 days away!), and children are well and truly settling into their new routine. With a new classroom, a new teacher and perhaps even a new group of friends, going back to school is exciting, as well as …

Is there such thing as too many parenting hacks? We certainly don’t think so. Every parent could use help that saves time, money, and energy. With that in mind check out a few more excellent parenting hacks to help you on days where you feel like you’re insane: Lunch “Freezes” Tired of making lunch every …

Wondering how to keep your precious baby occupied? It’s not as tricky as you think. There’s lots of ways to keep the tiny human busy…and subsequently save yourself from insanity. Review a mere few of the many options available for ensuring ze bae-bae is distracted and happy instead of crying and miserable: Get Out And …

Separation anxiety is a common problem for little children, as they’re being placed in daycare, preschool, or kindergarten away from Mom and Dad. If separation anxiety is an issue with your child, review the following tips for relieving this anxiety and helping your youngling adjust to life without you, even if it is only a …

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 …

Instilling good tooth brushing habits in your toddler is one of the keys to a lifetime of optimal dental health. Oral health is something that starts in infancy and must be maintained every day of a person’s life, as failure to keep up with dental health leads to a slew of problems. Such problems include …

Teaching your daughters to be good friends to others (and to each other) is something you do not want to skip. Start as early as possible to create a solid foundation they will use for the rest of their lives. Review the following tips to get started! Don’t Stir The Pot Encourage your daughters not …

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 …

Saying “Good job” to your kids all the time can start to seem…hollow. If it’s the only thing you ever say to them when they do well in school, score the winning goal, help around the house, etc., they might eventually think it doesn’t mean much. Avoid this issue permanently by using the following alternatives …

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 …

If you increasingly feel like your food budget is out of control, don’t stress. Plenty of little tips and tricks exist for saving money on your food budget without starving yourself or your family. Check out a few ideas to put into practice. Check Grocery Ads Take a look at the week’s grocery ads before …

Welcome to Part Two of this article! Use it to help you raise an incredibly confident, amazing daughter who will rule the world. Ensure She’s Media-Literate Watch television and movies with your daughter, and talk about how women are portrayed. Are the women strong and powerful? Meek? Nagging harpies who constantly say disparaging things to …

Many advantages come with establishing a bedtime routine for your baby. You’ll save time, improve morning and evening planning, teach your baby that bedtime is “big sleep” time, and more. Establishing a bedtime routine can easily result in your baby falling right to sleep the minute it is placed in the crib, allowing you to …

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 …

Kids tend to make life a wee bit chaotic. This is part of the fun of having them, however if you feel like your life is increasingly out of control, take advantage of technological innovations to get a handle the chaos. Use the following ideas to enjoy a more organized home life: Make Checklists–With 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 …

Unfortunately, many parents make the mistake of responding to bad behavior. Rather than adding yourself to this less-than-awesome list, learn to deal with not-great behavior in a positive way that ultimately teaches your kids to behave in the future. It might be difficult at times, but it is definitely worth the effort. Check out a …

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 …

Raise your boys to be gentlemen! The world always needs a few good men, so doing your part certainly helps. Keep the following tips in mind and enjoy watching your boys become the gentlemen you know they can be! Listen Emphasize the importance of listening to your sons. Let them know they need to listen …