Ahhh, white vinegar – quite possibly one of the most perfect and natural household cleaners ever! Most store bought cleaners fall into either one of two categories: toxic or really expensive..but vinegar breaks the mold when it comes to the norm. It’s cheap, non toxic, available to purchase at almost any store and it perfectly safe for people, pets and the earth! The uses of vinegar are almost endless, but for this post, we will be covering some of the amazing uses it when it comes to house cleaning. From the floors to the walls, from the living room, office and kid’s rooms- vinegar comes to save the day again, and again and again- and for less than $3 for a gallon, you really get a lot for your money!
It’s no news flash that sugar is bad for your children. However, what may come as a surprise to you is just how unhealthy it really is. Also, you may be surprised at how much of it your children are actually consuming. We are going to walk you through where sugar is disguised in the foods you are feeding your children. Our goal is to show you why sugar is toxic and detrimental to their health and wellness. Plus, we’ll guide you to some sweet snack makeovers they are sure to love!
There are nearly 7 billion active mobile subscriptions worldwide right now. This enormous number of cellular devices makes up over 95% of the population across the globe. With rising numbers everyday, it is predicted that soon there will be more active cell phones in the world than there are people. Wrap your brain around that one for a second!
When your infant or toddler seems to prefer one caregiver over another, it’s hard not to feel hurt. Although it is a common and normal stage of child development to play favorites with one provider, it is also common for the less-preferred adult to feel left-out. Sometimes understanding why a behavior is occurring can help beat back the challenges that accompany the behavior. Here we address some of the reasons why your child may be playing favorites with one caregiver and how you can deal without feeling burned.
We know that when used properly, rear-facing car seats will provide significant safety advantages in frontal, frontal offset and side impact crashes. However, a question that is often raised is how a rear-facing car seat would fare in a rear end collision. We brought you Rear Facing: Just the Facts and because we want you to be fully armed with all the facts we have done our research and are going to elaborate a little bit more on rear collisions and rear facing car seats.
Many people probably wonder–what is the best way to help a person who is homeless? For most of us, day-to-day interactions with the homeless are brief. You might see someone soliciting while pulled up to a stoplight, while walking to work, or out shopping. Probably everyone is guilty at some point of just averting their eyes, pretending not to see, or just straight up ignoring the person soliciting, but deep down you think, there has to be a better way. While some of you might gladly pull out a few meager bills or a handful of change, there are probably others of you wishing you had a second option prepared. If this is you–looking for something helpful to provide the homeless and is even (bonus!) a family friendly community service activity, then blessings bags are your answer! Read on for instuctions on how to put together a kit with useful materials–those often recommended by food pantries and donation centers as much needed items.
We know the car seats of today are held to a certain standard. They all have to pass the same standardized safety tests and while some seats offer more features than others to improve upon the baseline tests, the safest seat is one that is used properly. From the time car seats were first introduced to the seats we see on the market today, we’ve certainly come a long way. After speaking with Chicco USA’s Child Passenger Safety Expert, Julie Prom, we learned a great deal about the progress we’ve made over the years.
Fall is fading fast! Now is the time to be outside, enjoying the cooler temps and comfortable “jeans weather” that only fall can provide. We thought we’d provide you with a list of activities to help you utilize the best that fall weather has to offer before the leaves meet their first winter frost. Read on for our favorite fall activities.
With all the information out there regarding car seats and car seat safety, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and anxious about whether or not your baby is as safe as they can be. It doesn’t help that more often than not the guidelines and recommendations for car seats change. It’s easy to be left behind and left wondering if you have it all right. Is it time to ditch the bucket seat? Is my baby big enough? Will they still be safe? Where do they sit now? We’re here to set you straight when it comes to wondering whether or not your baby is ready to move up to a convertible car seat.
As moms, especially new moms, we are quick to make sure that our child is reaching all of the appropriate developmental stages at the correct time. We are excited when our baby first smiles, we text all the family the first time he holds his head up alone, and we are sure to catch his first attempt at crawling on video. Watching a baby develop during that first year of life is one of the most wonderful experiences.
We all know, though, that raising a baby is not all fun and smiles. We cringe the first time our child starts shrieking when we leave the room to pee. We cry ourselves as we leave for an outing watching our screaming baby reaching for us and acting like Grandma is chopped liver. We live out our days in sleep deprivation from the long nights that require endless rocking and soothing our baby who refuses to allow us to leave her room. Did you know that those moments, although painful and heart-wrenching, are actually part of a normal, healthy developmental stage that is important for babies to go through? Welcome to the stage of SEPARATION ANXIETY. We are here to help you and your baby get through this stage with as few tears as possible.
The morning sun pours through the double-pane windows in your breakfast nook, enveloped by the bronze floor-length curtains tied back just so on either side of the antique wooden high chair that’s been passed down four generations. It sits proud and prominent in the center of this picturesque shot. And in it is your perfect little “mini me,” golden hair tousled wildly, little piggy toes peaking out from wrinkled pajamas and apple puree smeared across her cheeks and nose. You Instagram this perfect image, hashtagging it:
Studies have shown that meditation has a number of benefits for kids including a reduction in stress, a strengthened immune system, improved relationships and behavior and better memory and concentration. This post describes five simple relaxation games that you can play with your toddler. These games help to teach the fundamentals of meditation and are a great way to cool back down after a tantrum.
We all know that planning a birthday party can be a lot of work and not only that – it can be very expensive! Some women are naturally the creative, Pinterest-loving, Etsy buying Moms that we envy. But some Moms roll their eyes and laugh at the thought of spending days or weeks on making crafts and booking cutesy characters. If’ planning a big party is not your thing, don’t worry! That is where we come in. We are here to help! Here are 8 great new ways to celebrate birthdays.
No matter what your day has been like, a bath can be a very soothing experience for both you and your child. Whether you are helping to fight off congestion from a cold, soothing dry skin or eczema, or are simply looking for a calming bath before bed, essential oils are a fantastic natural option with very beneficial results. If nothing else, their aroma will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
You have dreamed of this day. You have found the perfect house and are ready to make it your own. There is just one huge thing standing in your way - MOVING. The thing that every person dreads and it is like a dark cloud looming over you. And now you’re not only moving yourself, but you’re moving with a baby, toddler, young child, or multiple children. Well don’t worry! We have a list of 6 ways to make moving with children hassle-free!