The Germ-Free Guide to Entertaining Kids at the Doctor’s Office

Happy cold and flu season!   Just kidding. Hopefully, you’re able to stay healthy this winter, by diligently washing your hands, eating healthy foods and staying...

8 REASONS TO TEACH YOUR BABY TO SWIM

You love vacation! The mixture of the pool, the beach and the sunny days brings you and the wife back to the sun kissed...

Thinking Outside the Toy Box: Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

“Oh, yay! A dozen more toys which will be played with for maybe 15 minutes then be scattered, in pieces, all over my house...

6 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LIBRARY VISIT

In this digital information age, many people may dismiss the advantage of library attendance. Clearly, hopping on the internet for information while in your...

3 Reasons to Keep Your Baby Close

We’ve all been there: you’re at the first big family event since having your baby, and everyone’s eager to meet the newest addition. Well-meaning...

6 Ways to Calmly Respond to Your Toddler

Toddlers regularly experience big emotions. In some cases, it’s the excitement of realizing something for the first time and they want our full attention....

Overcoming Potty Training Obstacles

It happens to the best of us. You set out on a potty training mission sometime after your child learns to walk and find...

What Your Kids Should Be Wearing: Under Where? Underwear!

This summer, our kids enjoyed endless days of swimsuits and naked booties. Unfortunately, those days are over. The summer heat will soon be a distant...

6 Tips and Tricking for Making Pumping at Work Easier

Let’s face it—pumping at work can be downright difficult. In between lugging your pump back and forth to work and getting semi-topless in a...

Care-Package Must Haves for The College Girl

  Do you have a daughter or granddaughter that just flew the nest away to college? If you don't have kids that age yet, perhaps...

10 Quick and Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

You want to help your kids nourish and energize their little bodies with the best foods that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately,...

7 TIPS FOR WHEN ALL THE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL…...

It’s the first day of school! Your social media feeds are bursting with pictures of cute preschoolers, and sweet elementary students (and perhaps some...

Fun With Fire Truck Games

  Is your little one making siren sounds in his sleep? Fire trucks and firefighters are fascinating for so many toddlers and children. It must...

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...

8 WAYS TO INSPIRE A LOVE FOR READING

Children naturally love to read. Unfortunately, with so much media available, kids are much more apt to watch television (or an iPad) than they are to...

FUN TURNING ONE! 5 UNIQUE PARTY THEMES FOR BOYS

Your little guy is turning one! Planning his birthday party has been something you have been thinking about since before you can remember. It...

8 NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS

We all know that planning a birthday party can be a lot of work and not only that – it can be very expensive!...

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DAYCARE

Leaving your child at daycare can be the hardest decision in parenthood. You are entrusting your child’s welfare to another person. It can feel...

HOW TO TEACH GENEROSITY TO CHILDREN

Generosity: the habit of giving without expecting anything in return. This is an attribute that we hope that our children learn from us 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...

What Parents of Autistic Children Wish You Knew

  Parents of children with autism deal with so much on a daily basis from fighting with school systems for their child's rights to judgments...

A Beginner’s Guide to Manners: Thank You Notes

In the digital age, where emails and texts are commonplace, it can be hard to stress the importance of a handwritten thank note to...

Top Tips for Sleepover Success

  One of the rights of passage for young kids is getting to that sleepover stage where they are old enough and ready for sleepovers....

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...

10 Tips: Bath Time Fun for Everyone

  Bath time is an essential part of any child’s routine. While some kids just love splashing away, others are more hesitant. And of course,...

Ear Piercing Guide for Tiny Ears

  There’s nothing cuter than tiny baby ears all dressed up. If you have made the decision to get your daughter’s ears pierced as a...

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...

18 Books Your 18 Month Old Will Love

When it comes to reading books to toddlers it can be a little frustrating. Most of the time your little ones don't have the...

A Beginner’s Guide to Manners: At the Dinner Table

  We all want to raise our children to be polite, well-mannered and behaved. Having good manners begins at home and needs to be taught....

Electronic-free Ideas to Keep Kids Busy at a Restaurant

  For adults, restaurants are fun. The ambiance. The food. The conversation. Not having to cook. The drinks. It’s relaxing and enjoyable. For kids though,...

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...

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?...

7 Time Out Alternatives

  “Time out” is the discipline method of choice for thousands of parents. For many, sending their child to time out when they act out...

Simple Ways to Make Your Child’s First Communion Special

  There are many special events in your child's life and a First Holy Communion may be one of them! This is a time in a...

Toddler Tasks: Chores that Teach Responsibility

  “Me help?  Me help?” If you’re a mother to a toddler, you are all-too-familiar with this question and your child’s desire to help you...

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