The Importance of Play: Thwarting Gun Violence at a Young Age

*This article was completed just minutes before the news of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on February 14,...

The Busy Parents’ Guide to Dating Your Significant Other

In a fast-paced world of schedules, activities, and commitments, it is often challenging to force a slowdown and reset. It is all too easy...

How To: Introduce Your Child To A Swimming Pool

As the snow melts, and the leaves turn green, now is a good time to think about introducing your child to a swimming pool....

How to Deal with a Stranger’s Mean Kid

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...

Boo-boos to Belly Aches: A Parent’s Guide to the ER

  Having a sick child can be a frightening thing for parents. Your child's pediatrician can handle most minor illnesses and injuries. We all know that...

Heat Related Illnesses: Preparing For the Summer Heat

    The official period of summer for 2017 is from June 21 to September 22. As we approach the summer months, it is important to...

Tips To Staying Sane During Military Deployments

  With over 1.5 million active duty members in the United States military, the chances are very great that you may be affected by an...

How to Survive a Family Photo Shoot Stress Free

It's important to get family photos taken. You want to have your family documented and celebrated and to leave your children with beautiful images...

Oh No, Mom is Sick! 10 Ideas for Helping the Whole...

  Part of parenting is taking care of a sick child and this is normally no big deal- but what about when MOM gets sick?...

Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler From Crib to Bed

Maybe your toddler has learned how to crawl out of the crib or they're just so long that their arms and legs are always...

First 8 Signs to Teach Your Baby

Why teach your baby sign language?  Babies can understand verbal communication before they develop the skills required to verbally communicate themselves.  Teaching your baby...

The Mom’s Guide to Kids and Technology

  Kids today are surrounded by technology. It's tempting as a parent to say "no" to all the requests for smart phones, tablets, or what-have-you,...

What is Diaper Rash and How can you stop it

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Your sweet little baby is plagued...

3 WAYS TO AVOID BEING LATE…WITH KIDS!

We all know how difficult it can be to balance all of the demands of raising a family. From waking the kids up to...

Mom Cards: A License to Friend

Have you ever been handed a mommy business card? You probably thought that mom was straight-up crazy. The small, rectangular-shaped card may have served...

Researching Baby Products

When it comes to products for your baby -- lotion that will go on her skin, toys she'll love to chew, or car seats...

How to Reach a Reluctant Reader

Arguably, one of the best milestones of childhood is learning to read. It's quite remarkable (and a bit emotional!) to watch your child blossom...

15 Fun & Free Out of the House Activities With Kids

There's nothing quite like spending too much time cooped up inside the house with your children to push all of you to the edge...

6 Popular Potty Training Methods

Potty training is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child is unique and will be ready for the process on their own time. When you...

Special Gifts To and From Baby

As you prepare for your second child's upcoming arrival, a very popular trend is popping up - sibling gifts! We're here to share with you...

Baby’s 1st Year: Creative Monthly Baby Photo Ideas

There’s a fun trend nowadays of taking a celebratory photo of your baby each month throughout their first year of life. It's a fantastic...

Tips On Maintaining House Rules With Guests

  It takes time to establish house rules with your family. Old habits are hard to break. It might have been difficult to get your...

Educating Your Child About School Violence

  When considering the discussion you should have with your child(ren) regarding school violence, it seems like a daunting and unpleasant task. How do you...

Sun, Sand, and Surf: Safety Tips and Tricks For Your Beach...

Summer is in full swing and beach days are upon us. Whether you live near the beach or plan to have a beach vacation,...

Remembering September 11th

  Do you remember where you were the moment you heard that a plane flew into one of the Twin Towers in New York City?...

Babies In Helmets: What’s It All About?

Have you ever seen a baby wearing a funny looking helmet and wondered what it was for? Or maybe you’ve noticed a substantial flat...

How to Get Siblings into the Joy of Giving

  Believe it or not, it’s almost Christmas. And as parents, we have the tough job of teaching our children about the gift of giving...

Formula Feeding Basics

Making formula for your baby seems easy, right? Mix a little powder with some water, shake and pop the bottle into the baby's mouth....

Finding the Right Curriculum for Your Family

Choosing the curriculum you will be using for an entire school year can be one of the most daunting tasks for homeschooling parents. Let...

5 Tips For Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits Early

  Most parents have one common question and a common goal when it comes to feeding their children, "How can I raise my child to...

Keeping up with the Baby Book

  It’s on every baby registry checklist. Everyone tells you to get one. So you do. You sit in your new plush glider, the smell...

How to Explain Visual Differences to Kids

You’re at the park and your four year old daughter sees a parent and child with a skin color different than her own. She...

How to Use an AED

  “CLEAR!” “SHOCKING!” If you watch any of those hospital drama television shows, you’ve heard these words yelled many times. These words are associated with...

Keeping The Romance Alive After Kids

Once you become a parent, your primary focus shifts from your spouse or significant other to your children. Gone are the days of spontaneous,...

Skip Purees with Baby Led Weaning

Is your baby ready for solid food? If so, did you know that you don’t have to spoon feed your baby jarred food or...

Milk Options & Alternatives Beyond Babyhood

  A huge part of transitioning your child from an infant to a toddler diet is changing their source of milk. In our society many...

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