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We all want to make sure our children don’t get too much screen time on mobile devices, but at the same time, there can be a lot of value to certain education apps and online programs for kids. As a parent, you want to make sure you’re letting your kids use tablets and smartphones in …

When budgets tighten, class sizes often increase as a money–saving measure. This can put additional strain on instructors, and make it more difficult for them to find the time and energy to connect with students on an individual level. There is a very real fear that students may slip through the cracks in a busier …

Working from home while juggling motherhood is a challenge for any woman, with mornings especially hectic. You’re waking the kids for school, ensuring they have everything they need for that day and aren’t dressed like clown rejects, feeding them, making lunches, not to mention answering emails and starting your own work day. Help from your …

Are you guilty of bad parenting habits? No parent is perfect, and everyone makes a mistake every now and then. However, making bad parenting a habit…well, it’s not going to do you or your kids any favors. Review the following bad parenting habits to let go of right meow, er, now: Tech Addictions Do you …

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 …

Make parenting a little easier by getting the diaper bag situation down pat. There’s numerous diaper bag hacks out there, all of which are designed to get you out the door that much sooner. Check out a mere few and breathe a sigh of relief: The Bag In terms of the bag itself, make sure …

Maintaining a clean, organized home often seems like a pointless, thankless task when you have children. Yet there is light at the end of the home organization tunnel, as there’s lots of little things you can do to prevent your house from looking like several bombs hit it. Use the following tips from real moms …

Babies are active little humans, and rightfully so! They’re attempting to explore the very-new world around them, so help them out with activities ideal for active babies. They’re simple and give your baby exactly what’s needed in regards to active play. Head Turning Try this activity when your baby is on her back. Jingle keys …

Are time-outs not working with your children, or not as effective as you’d like them to be? Rather than feeling as though the situation is hopeless (which it definitely isn’t!), avoid continual power struggles and try any or all of the following time-out alternatives. Ignoring your children, taking things away, and putting them in the …

Toddlers get into anything and everything when left unsupervised, even if for a few seconds or minutes. Deal with this effectively by finding new and inventive ways to distract your toddler at any given interval. It’s possible to survive ‘toddler time,’ or when these new humans have learned to walk and are curious about the …

Want to ensure your toddler always listens to you? Teaching the child to listen to you now sets the foundation for the coming years, and helps ensure you have a well-behaved kid who actually does what you say. Use the following tips and tricks to raise a youngling who respects your word: Talk At Eye-Level …

It’s very possible to make potty training a streamlined process so long as you’re patient and use the right tips. Get through this essential training period using the following advice and give yourself a lil pat on the back when it’s over: Early Is Best Place the training potty in your bathroom long before your …

Can’t seem to get your toddler to eat dinner every night? Picky eaters are common problems for many parents, and rather than allowing pickiness to become a lifelong problem, deal with the issue now. There’s plenty of little ways to encourage your toddler to eat what’s on his or her plate without using threats. Review …

“Fine.” “Good.” These responses to “How was school today?” are quite typical, however they tell you virtually nothing about what actually happened to your children while in class, at recess, lunch, etc. If you want to extract at least one full sentence from your children about how their school days are going, try the following …

Potty training doesn’t have to be a super-challenging process. As long as your child is ready for such training, you’ll be in excellent shape. Trying to train a child to use the bathroom before the time is right is the usual reason for porcelain throne failure. Review the following potty training success secrets and make …

Instilling a good work ethic in children is something every parent should strive for, as it makes for competent, responsible adults. Review the following tips for ensuring your children grow up understanding the importance of a hard day’s work: Start Early Get your children used to performing chores and being responsible from a young age. …

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: …

Looking for ways to maintain a better-organized home and otherwise improve time management? Consider doing the following five things at the beginning of each month and enjoy a more organized, more productive four weeks: Review Your Budget Take a half hour or so to review your budget for the month. Are there any new expenses …

Being a mom is hardly an easy job, as you’re rearing little ‘uns to be welcome additions to society rather than drains. This doesn’t mean you can’t utilize “mom hacks” every now and then, all of which make life a little easier. Check out the following super-genius mom hacks and try a few of them …

There’s no such thing as the perfect parent. Every parent makes mistakes, though hopefully not too many! Discipline is one of the areas parents have trouble with most, and if you’re having issues with your kids, review the following common discipline mistakes and what to do instead: Losing Your Temper Screaming at your kids isn’t …

Want to be the “fun mom” that your kids brag about to their friends? Being a fun mom doesn’t mean you have to forgo all household “regulations,” rather it’s about being yourself and making time for your kids. Let’s check out a few ways to be the one mom that rules them all: Relax Remember, …

If you’re a mother to one or more daughters, there’s probably a few things you know for certain you want to teach them. However, sometimes the right words escape you at the right time! Prevent this from happening by keeping a list of things you definitely want to impress upon your female spawn, and to …

Helping your children learn healthy habits is one of the most important things you can do as a parent along with teaching them to be kind, respectful, and confident. Instilling healthy habits in kids from a young age sets them up for a lifetime of radiant health, something they’ll thank you for when they’re 40 …

Chores are something to get children used to from a young age, as it teaches them responsibility and helps prevent problems associated with “being spoiled.” Review the following chore suggestions and enjoy teaching your kids to be responsible…and giving yourself a break from the dishes: Chores For Toddlers There’s plenty of little things toddlers can …

There’s plenty of moments when distracting a toddler is very necessary. Grocery stores, retail stores, planes, restaurants…the list goes on. Distracting your toddler is the best way to maintain the peace and avoid public screaming matches and threats that damage your child’s psyche. Check out a few options for keeping your toddler distracted and enjoy …

Becoming a mom for the first time is exciting, exhilarating…and a bit terrifying. If you’re feeling apprehensive about being a new mother, don’t fret–you’re hardly alone! Take a few tips from seasoned moms into consideration and enjoy this wonderful time in your life: Ask For Registry Advice Friends and family members with children are excellent …

Many moms will tell you there’s plenty they wish they knew before they became pregnant with their first child. Rather than following in their footsteps, learn from their mistakes by keeping the following baby hacks in mind. You’ll do even better as a parent, not to mention save yourself a whole lot of grief! Check …

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 …

As a parent, it seems like your to-do list never ends! Rather than feeling stressed and frazzled most if not all of the time, put the following parenting hacks into practice and make life a wee bit easier. We love discussing parenting hacks around here, because who doesn’t like a little help every now and …

It’s not uncommon for many parents with small children to give up regular housekeeping and just accept that their homes will look like bombs hit them several times over for the next few years. This doesn’t have to be the case! There’s numerous tips and tricks for maintaining a clean, neat home no matter how …

It’s not exactly earth-shattering to say you want your son to grow up and become a level-headed, respectful, capable young man, and there’s a whole lot you can do to ensure that happens. If feeling lost as to what to teach the little boy in your life, check out the following suggestions to help make …

Is your schedule so insane you feel like you’re attached to a “crazy train” going 170 miles per hour? Rather than continually feeling tired and overwhelmed, utilize the following tips to make a schedule that fosters happiness and productivity instead of irritation and exhaustion: Start With Necessities Make a list of all the things you …

Need some help around the house? Why not enlist the assistance of your four-year-old? This may seem like something related to child labor at first, but it’s actually a way to get your little ‘un used to doing his or her part around the house. It also makes your life a whole lot easier. Check …

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 …

Since there’s no such thing as too many genius mom hacks, here’s a few more to keep you sane and your children happy. After all, everyone needs a little help sometimes! Toy Ring Cabinet Door Locks Keep cabinet doors closed and away from little hands with toy rings. Your house probably features more of such …

Self-esteem is a big issue in the tween and teen girl community, as societal pressures often have girls worrying they aren’t pretty or thin enough. There’s plenty you can do as a parent to boost your teen daughter’s self-esteem and give her the confidence she needs to face college and the real world. Check out …

Feeling as though the moms you know are doing a better job of juggling crazy schedules that include work, the kids, and 500 other things? Don’t feel bad! Those moms could just as easily be looking at you and wondering how you do it all, however if you still want to know what makes a …

Encouraging creativity in your children is a wonderful thing, as it helps cultivate their minds and gives them an idea of what they’re good at and what they might like to do when grown. If you want to emphasize creativity in your household but are a little stuck as to how to go about it, …

Do your kids’ playroom and bedrooms always look like bombs hit them? Help yourself out by putting a few awesome toy organization tips into practice. This assists your kids in where things are kept and prevents you from getting stabbed in the foot by a rogue LEGO or action figure. Check it out: “Bird’s Nest” …

Preparing to deal with potty training? Help yourself through it by taking advice from other moms. Potty training is arguably one of the more challenging aspects of early child care, but with a little help from moms who have already been through it, you’ll be in good shape. Check out a few very helpful tips: …