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 feel that your child is ready to move on from diapers, here are 6 popular ways to go about the potty training process. Choose a method that fits your lifestyle and that you believe will suit your child the best.

Continue Reading

Carrier Guide: JJ Cole

You want to be cradling your baby from birth to long beyond but you don’t want the hassle of long strands of fabric or complicated carriers. This is why the carriers from JJ Cole will become your new best friends!

Not only do they offer a carrier that provides the comfort of a fitted cotton tee for snuggling your newborn but they also have a structured carrier with a variety of carry positions. Decide which is right for you!

Continue ReadingNo Comments

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.

BOOKS TO READ


Continue Reading12 Comments

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.

Continue ReadingNo Comments

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.

Continue ReadingNo Comments

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, drawn out date nights and hours of privacy. While having children can form a new, deep bond in a relationship, it can also send romance to the back burner. You need to realize that it is going to take some work on your part to keep the spark flying between you and your partner. Here are six tips to help amp up the romance in your relationship.

Continue ReadingNo Comments

Toddler Travel Essentials

Whether you’re flying cross-country or embarking on that dreaded 8 hour drive to grandma’s house, one thing is certain: traveling with a toddler is rarely easy. Packing for a trip can be overwhelming enough when it’s just for yourself; but trying to decipher every little need your toddler might have and fitting it all into your luggage is a daunting task.  Clothing, diapers and toiletries are a no-brainer; but the following is a list of helpful hints and toddler travel essentials that might slip your mind in the midst of the chaos of preparing for your trip:

Continue ReadingNo Comments