How to Raise a Gentleman

He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on Mother’s Day without a reminder. He plays fair in relationships because he knows the value in honesty. He respects your opinions even if he disagrees with you. Before becoming prince charming, he was the boy who stood up for the underdog, the kid who knew to lead and not follow – the one who said “please” and “thank you” at the right times without an adult reminding him. Odds are, he had a mom who knew how to raise a gentleman.

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Baby’s 1st Art Supplies: Safe Options for Your Little Artist

Introducing art to your baby at a young age not only gives you something fun to do with them on a daily basis, but it is also a great way to help develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Since little ones are all about the tactile experience, there’s a good chance any product you give them will enter their mouth at some point. This is why it is so important to invest in safe, non-toxic art supplies. Read on for some amazing eco-friendly products and fun art ideas that you can introduce to your soon-to-be budding artist.

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Naturalmat USA: Safe, Natural, & Comfortable Sleep for Baby

You have read about why choosing organic bedding and mattress for your baby can be one of the most important things when it comes to your precious one’s safety. You have educated yourself on the Toxic Gas theory of SIDS and all the chemicals that go into making a conventional mattress. It’s very scary and very sad. You want change!

Now what? Where does one start in their search for better organic bedding? There are a handful of organic mattress brands on the market. Some are more or less natural than others. We’d like to introduce you to Naturalmat, our favorite maker of organic bedding and mattresses.

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Sweet & Simple Bedtime Routines

Gone are the days of rocking your baby to sleep, but even now that your little one is a “big kid” snuggled into his or her own bed, having a nighttime routine is just as important as ever. Establishing a routine helps set the stage for a good night’s sleep for your child and for you. At its best, bedtime is a calming ritual. At its worst, it’s bedlam. Learn how to avoid chaos and bring on the calm.

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Simple Strategies to Support Creativity at Home

In such a rapidly developing world, creativity is quickly becoming a sought-after trait.  Did you know that creative thinking promotes self-actualization, independent thought, and problem solving?  Even though everyone already has some level of creativity, it is something that can be encouraged and developed.  In other words, it does not matter whether or not your child has demonstrated a strong sense of creativity in the past.  You can still help to encourage creative behaviors in your daily life.  Not sure where to start?  Here are a few ideas to get the creativity flowing in your home.

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Homemade Diaper Wipe Solution

Even the most natural-minded, earth-loving, cloth-diaper-obsessed mamas can be a bit nervous about adding cloth diaper wipes to their diapering regimen.  We’ll admit, there is something nice about grabbing some disposable wipes, wiping away, then tossing them in the trash afterwards – no fuss, no muss.  But, if you’ve ever stopped to tally the amount of money you’re spending on disposable wipes, or tallied the number of wipes you use in a week (big environmental impact!), you may start to reconsider incorporating cloth wipes into your diapering routine.  On top of all that, most conventional disposable wipes contain harsh chemicals that can be difficult for a baby’s sensitive skin to handle.  Cloth wipes are a great choice for all babies, and especially those who are prone to diaper rashes.  

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