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11 Gratitude Exercises That Kids Can Practice on Thanksgiving and Beyond

Giving thanks will never go out of style, but it is something that parents must be intentional about teaching their kids. Grateful kids are not entitled or selfish; instead, grateful kids are loving and kind. At the end of the day, these are the attributes parents most want their kids to possess. So, naturally, when … Continue reading 11 Gratitude Exercises That Kids Can Practice on Thanksgiving and Beyond

7 Tips For A Seamless Start To Your Child’s Preschool Years

The transition from playing at home all day long to the preschool classroom is a challenge for many young children. And that’s okay. Even though it’s completely normal to stress over the start of the school year, there’s no reason to let your anxiety take over. With some careful planning and creative problem solving, you … Continue reading 7 Tips For A Seamless Start To Your Child’s Preschool Years

8 Things Parents Should Pack In Their Swim Bag This Summer

The warm weather means beach vacations, relaxing poolside and wading through the water park. It also means toting your tot and all their stuff from place to place, hoping that everything doesn’t get soaked by every splish and splash. Before you pack up the car, you need to pack your bag — your swim bag … Continue reading 8 Things Parents Should Pack In Their Swim Bag This Summer

Courteous Kids: Teaching Kids The Importance of Manners & How To Put Them Into Practice

Your wild child needs to understand the importance of manners. Courtesy and polite behavior are part of social growth and are expected out of every human being. Don’t stress, no one is saying that your toddler should quietly sit at the table with their hands clasped, waiting for an adult to give them permission to … Continue reading Courteous Kids: Teaching Kids The Importance of Manners & How To Put Them Into Practice

7 Playdate Ideas & Fun Activities For Kids

Your kiddo just invited their pre-k pals over, and now you’re in charge of playdate planning. With a not-so-mature attention span, constant curiosity and boundless energy, it’s obvious that you need to fill the day with fun, fun and more fun. But that doesn’t mean you have to twist yourself into a human tornado, barreling … Continue reading 7 Playdate Ideas & Fun Activities For Kids

Holiday Survival Guide: Conquer the Holidays with a Toddler in Tow

The holidays aren’t always easy with a toddler. While this is a fabulously festive time that’s filled with twinkling lights, a constant stream of Christmas music and all kinds of holiday happiness, it’s also stressful. Whether you’re hosting the family gathering, traveling over the river and through the woods to grandma’s or just trying to … Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: Conquer the Holidays with a Toddler in Tow

How to Prepare Your Child (and Yourself) For Traveling by Plane

Over the river and through the woods has turned into more of an over the mountains and through the skies. You’re traveling by plane for the holidays and it seems like everyone from the ticketing agent to your overly-tired toddler is ready for a tantrum. And that’s not to mention the stress you’re feeling right … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Child (and Yourself) For Traveling by Plane

8 Creative Ways to Make the Bedtime Routine Fun (and the Morning Easier)

The sun sets and it’s off to dreamland for your little one. Or not. Your kiddo isn’t ready for bed. Not at all. But you are. And that means you’re doing everything you can to move the bedtime routine along. Instead of begging and pleading, try making bedtime fun. Along with turning your night into … Continue reading 8 Creative Ways to Make the Bedtime Routine Fun (and the Morning Easier)

Morning Sunshines: 7 Ways To Brighten Your Child’s Morning Routine

The morning is…well, a hectic time. You have to wake your kiddo up, make sure they’re dressed, get breakfast on the table, pack school lunches and still somehow manage to get yourself ready for your day too. If you’re lucky, everything goes completely smooth. But that doesn’t happen 100% of the time. What can you … Continue reading Morning Sunshines: 7 Ways To Brighten Your Child’s Morning Routine

The Best 6 Parenting Apps

Parenting isn’t always easy. It takes a village, right? Sometimes you don’t have a band of buddies behind you to help out with all of the day-to-day issues that you, as a parent, have to tackle. That’s okay. Even if you’re going it alone (or it’s just you and your significant other), technology is here … Continue reading The Best 6 Parenting Apps

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