Everyone loves fall. With fall comes exciting new activities, traditions, and holidays. This particular fall season is even more exciting with a new baby. This season will be filled with many “firsts” and the start of new family traditions. If you are looking for ideas for what to do with a new baby in the fall, here are eight fall-themed activities.
Today’s children are exposed to technology and media at a very early age as phones, computers, and iPads are often within children’s reach in the home. Toy companies have caught onto the trend as technology toys flood the toy store aisles. With the current technology saturated environment, parents may wonder whether technology is good or bad. Recent studies have looked at just that, but the answer is not quite straightforward.
Baby clothes: it’s easy to be overtaken by the cuteness overload. There are so many accessories for babies – just look at the bows, tutus, headbands, bow ties, suspenders – and the list goes on. You aren’t alone, which is why so many parents overspend when purchasing baby clothes. But, what do you really need to appropriately dress your baby? Not much! At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is to ensure baby is dressed comfortable, safe, and weather appropriate.
Cold and flu season. Ugh. Need we say more? While the season is full of fun events like apple picking, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and more, it’s also rife with germ-sharing and mamas frantically Googling, “how to treat a cold.” And when there’s little ones around, you can rest assured that your house probably will be hit with at least one virus (or two or twelve) during the next few months.
But fret not! We are here to help, with our tried and true natural ways to stay healthy, fight germs, and how to treat a cold (and whatever other germs hit your home this season). This is what you should stock your medicine cabinet with this winter.
While parents feel like the Holidays are a constant rush, kids don’t always feel the same way. They actually end up with more down time than when they are at school. Finding activities to keep our children engaged while still having fun over break can be hard. But one thing too remember, is that kids have one tool always at their disposable: IMAGINATION.
With fall and the new school year upon us, we’re willing to bet that you’re getting outside with your child a little bit more. The cooler temperatures mean walks to the bus stop, hitting the playground, trips to the pumpkin patch, and strolls on local sidewalks & bike paths – taking in the pretty leaves and crisp air in a refreshing way, that just isn’t possible in the heat of the summer.
She needs to hear that it’s better than “okay” and “you’re good enough”. Our teen girls are constantly bombarded with the social “standards” of what beauty and brains should be (not to mention individuality). What happens when she’s alone with her own thoughts and reality? Is she able to decipher her perception of situations from reality? What you say to her can elevate her to a new standard of self-confidence, or the lack of can leave her in f.e.a.r – (the false evidence appearing real) of her own self-worth.
Parenting is not an inherent skill, but rather a process with a learning curve just like so much else in life. Virtually anything important and worth doing takes some training and trial and error, parenting included. But how we learn those skills, who our examples are, and the methods we choose to utilize with our own children are all decisions we as parents have to make either on our own, or as a team with our partner. We will not always make the most popular decision, the best decision, or even the right decision, but we have to map our own course, learn from our mistakes, and do better each and every day.
As a society, we’ve come a long way with de-stigmatizing mental health issues, but we still have room to grow. Therapy can help anyone and everyone. Family therapy specifically strengthens bonds and resolves issues before they become overwhelming.
There are over 3 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’ve compiled important facts about breast cancer that all women should know and understand. Over 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in women are projected for 2017. In addition, about 2,500 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. There is tons of research and information available on breast cancer, but there is never too much awareness on this devastating cancer. We at Daily Mom support breast cancer awareness and research and admire the strength of all women who have fallen victim to breast cancer. This article is intended to encourage our readers to learn about breast cancer and take the necessary steps to maintain their health.
This article is sponsored by iHerb. All opinions are our own.
More and more families are moving away from a conventional lifestyle. Moms are recognizing all the ways that a natural lifestyle is healthier for their families. With a little research it becomes clear that natural supplements can improve the overall well being of every person in your family. Natural products are available without a prescription and you can customize a daily regimen for your family. One issue a lot of families run into when they begin seeking wellness through natural products is the costs of these products and the challenge in finding an easy way to purchase natural items that can be trusted. We are all about making a healthy life easier and we have put together some information on how to get high quality supplements and products for your family.
If your child is talented enough to play a college sport – the next question may be whether this is the right decision for your child. Balancing academics, a social life, family, and college athletics is demanding. There is no question that this path may not be the right one for every student. However, there are many student athlete benefits that extend way beyond graduation.
As summer winds down, we begin bracing ourselves for the cold: thick coats, gloves, winter boots are all moved to the forefront of our closest. While we may have a love/hate relationship with Old Man Winter, we can all agree that the illnesses that present themselves during this time are by far the worst part. One potentially serious illness that affects our young children is Respiratory Syncytial Virus, also known as RSV. RSV is a very common virus, but has the potential to do some serious damage to infants.
Creating a positive home for your children is not only beneficial to their development, but it instills qualities like confidence, compassion, patience, and kindness, among others. Home life largely influences a child and shapes them into who they will become, so it’s important to set a positive tone and create an environment where they can flourish. Today, we’re giving you five ways to build a positive home, and how it can benefit your children long-term.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Or at least that’s what they used to say. Nowadays the mentality is that everyone is to fend for themselves. Parenting in public is seen as a “mind your own business” mentality rather than something where society looks out for the well-being of one another’s children. Sometimes that can leave people in an awkward situation when they see a child that isn’t theirs misbehaving, especially if that child is being unkind to their own child. Do they step in and say something to the misbehaving child? Do they simply remove their child from the situation? Do they mention something to the parents? What if the parents aren’t around? Here are some tips on what you can do if you see a child being rude, disrespectful, mean, or unsafe.