For many families pumpkin carving is an annual fall tradition. However, the mess and use of sharp cutting tools can be a deterrent for parents of young ones. Skip the hassle of carving with these alternative ideas for decorating pumpkins with your kids.
One of your child’s favorite future pastimes may be to reminisce and browse through old photographs of herself as a child. A fun fall time tradition to start could be achieved easily through photos – as they are the best way to preserve memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, with so many fun and unique ways to utilize your photos, what’s to stop you from taking the plunge and committing to annual fall photos?
Maybe you’ve heard the term “fine motor skills.” Knee deep in breastfeeding and diapers, you probably didn’t have too much time to think about what they are and why they are important for your growing child. Fine motor skills are small muscle movements that usually, but not exclusively, involve the hands and eyes working in tandem to perform movements requiring precision. Discover fun and easy ways to encourage developing fine motor skills at home with Daily Mom!
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 that include mom in them. Getting out from behind the camera and in front of it can be a stressful experience, but we have some great tips to help you survive those important family photo shoots stress free.
Are we there yet? Oh the joys of traveling with kids! Guess what? It doesn’t have to be painful. A little planning and prep can go a long way in making the journey as enjoyable for your little one as the destination. Here are some ideas for packing the ultimate travel activity kit for your kids.
As a parent, the number one thing you want to do is protect your child. The world can be an uncertain place and you want to give your kids the tools to be safe in any situation. The first step for parents of young children is teaching them about strangers and the dangers they pose.
There are so many parenting books out there that it’s hard to know which ones are worth spending your valuable time to read. We’ve rounded up five of the most enlightening parenting books that will really inspire you!
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 way to document how much they’ve grown and changed in that short, but monumental year. Here are seven creative and easy photography ideas for commemorating your baby’s first twelve months of life.
As we creep further into the fall season, many of us who are newer families are yearning to start fun traditions with our children that will leave a lasting impression on them into adulthood. What better way to do this than by starting a fall tradition bucket list?
Preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be overwhelming and even more so when it isn’t your first child. Instead of just worrying about how you are going to adjust to being a parent, you are worrying about how your first born will adjust to being an older sibling. Will they welcome their baby brother or sister with open arms or react with anger and jealousy? While there is no way of knowing exactly how your child will react to a new baby in the household (and a lot of it depends on their age) there are several things you can do to prepare them for the big arrival.
Baby video monitors are a vital element to getting a good night’s sleep when you become a parent. Leaving your little one in his nursery for the first time can be an overwhelming and emotional task; but finding the right monitor can put your mind to ease. If you’re looking for a reliable, high tech monitor that not only functions at the highest standards but looks sleek and modern in your baby’s nursery, look no further than Levana.
Levana, a branch of the well known security brand name SVAT, introduced the very first color video baby monitor to the world over a decade ago, and continues to be a leader in baby monitors worldwide today. While Levana offers a line of various styles of monitors to suit the needs of every type of parent and fit every style of home, the following are two of our very favorites:
We love getting to know our readers, and interacting with you on a more personal level. We also love giving you the opportunity to win some of our favorite products!
We’ve had photo contests in the past that have been specifically geared towards parents of babies, and now we’d love to hear from the parents of school-aged children.
Submit your favorite “Back To School Themed” photo on the Daily Mom facebook page wall, and you will be automatically entered into our photo contest for September.
The prize up for grabs is a personalized I See Me lunchbox with a chalkboard inside.
We can’t wait to see all the backpacks, school busses, and smiling faces wearing new school clothes!
For more contest information, visit our photo contest page.
Oh, Mommy Guilt. No one told you that it came with the baby! Whether working out of the home or staying at home, “mommy guilt” manages to rear its ugly head. Think: Where is your guilt stemming from? Is the source of your guilt something that you can easily change? Decide what you can do to make a positive change to rid yourself of these feelings, take a step in that direction, and send that mommy guilt packing.
Long before having babies, many people are already parents to their beloved four-legged friend. Are you the proud parent of a fur baby? If so, once you’re expecting, you may find yourself with concerns over how your dog will react to the new addition to the family. Will you still be able to give him/her the attention you always have? Will your pet feel neglected? We have several tips to prepare your dog for baby’s arrival and that first introduction.
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 our favorite gift ideas both to, and from your new arrival, sure to delight their older sibling as well for years to come.