Life gets busy. Calendars get over scheduled. Don’t let active lives be the reason you don’t make lasting memories as a family. Now, more than ever, families need to be mindful of the time that they have with one another. They need to be resourceful in finding ways to connect. In addition to family meals, impromptu evening walks, and supporting one another at solo activities, read about ways that you can promote family togetherness in fun and playful ways.
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There is a lot of information out there about kindergarten readiness, or what to do the summer before kindergarten. But what about just enjoying the summer and making the most of the last few months together? The last few months of your babies being babies. (Well, let’s be honest they will be your babies forever). This summer is your last before kindergarten, but before you know it, it will be your last before college. Make it count.
Easter is a special time for kids. The magic of the Easter bunny, hunting for Easter eggs, and the beginning of warm weather can make for some special times. However, it can be difficult to find gifts and items for your kids for this occasion, especially after the Christmas and holiday season. Daily Mom has you covered though, with unique gift ideas for the Easter holiday. We have everything – toys, books, treats, and more! Check out the best gifts for kids this Easter in our 2017 Easter Essentials Guide for kids.
Spring has sprung and that means Easter is on its way. With the craziness of the just past holiday season and Valentine’s Day, it can be hard to wrap our minds around yet another occasion in which we prepare meals, buy gifts, and try to create memories for our families. Daily Mom is here to help you get what you need to make this Easter one of the best, with some of the most essential items. From planners to get yourself organized to the perfect dishes to help create tasty meals, Daily Mom has you covered.
According to the CDC, the obesity rate has quadrupled in the past 30 years. And, with the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation (especially within children), it is more important than ever to teach kids about health and exercise. Children are extremely impressionable and often imitate what parents do, thus making it immensely important to instill healthy perceptions of fitness early in life.
Our society tends to focus too much on what a person looks like, tainting the image of a healthy body. Instead of harping on having the perfect body or looking a certain way; teach your child(ren) the importance of why exercise coupled with a healthy diet is so crucial to longevity, overall health, and happiness.
Although we spend every day with our children, one-on-one personal moments are hard to come by given our busy schedules. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s as important to dedicate quality time with each of our children individually as it is to have date nights with our spouses. Not only does it make your child feel special, it gives the two of you a chance to get to know each other in a different light.
There is no denying the bond between a mother and her son, and although they can’t stay babies forever, they can continue to be our buddies. One way to nurture your relationship is to set aside one-on-one time to do something fun together outside of the home. It’s a chance to get to know one another beyond the boundaries of our daily routines; an opportunity to laugh, talk, play and teach.
Here are ten date ideas that any Mother/Son duo would love.
What’s the first thing party guests see when attending the big bash? Your front door. Instead of having a boring entrance, create an affordable, fun, and easy-to-make showstopper worthy of oos and ahhs to help celebrate each of your family members’ birthdays all year round.
This birthday balloon wreath is easy even for the crafty-challenged. Just set up shop in front of your favorite television show and start tying. Read on for simple instructions on how to make this birthday wreath.
Think your kids don’t get out enough? It’s probably true! Imagine watching your children develop and explore their talents through tricks and flips you may have thought were only reserved for the professionals. Every one of those “professionals” had to start somewhere.
Got sharing issues among your children? Get a trampoline. Worried your homeschooler isn’t “socializing”? Get a trampoline. Want to help your child with balance and confidence? Get a trampoline. Plus, mom and dad can use it and lead by example, becoming your child’s hero (and giving you a bit of exercise too)!
If organizing your photos was high on your New Year’s Resolution list, we can help! Photo boxes are a great way to easily organize your favorite photos by month, year, grade or event. We love the rustic, coffee-table-worthy Thumbprint Photo Boxes from Mpix.
Regular, old “baby shampoo” may have worked for your almost-bald infant, but as your child grows, so does her hair care needs. Perhaps your child has a mop of curls or baby-fine locks — or maybe your little girl is growing her hair long like Elsa! Whatever her hair type, length or texture, there’s a Circle of Friends product for her!
If the holidays left you with hyped-up kids, pine needles everywhere and loads of family pictures, we can help (well, with the pictures, at least)! Get creative with your favorite pictures by making Accordion Minis on Mpix.
Kids need to move — it’s good for their bodies, minds and souls! However, getting them away from their various screens can be tough; and the tried-and-true bikes and wagons can seem a bit boring after awhile. Get your kids excited about outdoor play again with scooters from Micro Kickboard!
When we think New Year’s Eve, we typically think adults partying and having fun, kid-free. But, perhaps lining up the babysitter and heading out just doesn’t interest you or you want to hang out with your kids on New Year’s Eve instead. Then there is good news because kids and New Year’s Eve celebrations can go hand in hand. Here’s how!
Fact: babies go through a lot of clothes. So. Many. Clothes. At Daily Mom, we prefer putting our little ones in one-piece outfits because they’re easy, warm — and create a lot less laundry! The footie pajamas from Offspring are amazing because they’re cozy, comfy and easy to get on and off!