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 everyone is to fend for themselves. Parenting in public is seen as a “mind your own business” mentality rather than something where society looks out for the well-being of one another’s children. Sometimes that can leave people in an awkward situation when they see a child that isn’t theirs misbehaving, especially if that child is being unkind to their own child. Do they step in and say something to the misbehaving child? Do they simply remove their child from the situation? Do they mention something to the parents? What if the parents aren’t around? Here are some tips on what you can do if you see a child being rude, disrespectful, mean, or unsafe.
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There are things in this world that we moms cling to for our sanity. Each one of us has something different that allows us to escape the realities of poopy diapers, fights over the same Barbie shoe, and children who think sleep is the actual devil. But there are certain things that are universal to all moms, things that we can all relate to, knowingly nodding our heads yes as we remember that time when our child also threw an epic temper tantrum in the pillow aisle of Target. They are things that we see, do, and keep close to ourselves because they are what makes us feel like more than “mom” or simply allow us to let our minds rests for five seconds. And like our real-life BFFs, these non-human BFFs listen to our venting, take our minds off the piles of laundry and dishes, and make us feel like actual people.
We’re suckers for new; new brands, new clothes, new makeup, new babies, new everything. So when a brand new stroller hits the market, we’re all over it, especially when it comes from the holy grail of baby product brands, Cybex. They recently released their new Mios model, and not only is it beautifully and modernly designed, like all of their rave-worthy products, but it’s also fully versatile, warm weather friendly, and a parent’s best friend when it comes to ease of use. Ready to drool some?
When was the last time you felt truly relaxed and completely connected with all that is going on around you? Life certainly has a way of taking over. Between work, personal obligations, hauling the kids to sports, birthday parties, and class trips, the list just seems endless. Sometimes, with the monotony and business of day to day responsibilities you start to feel worn down as a person, mother, and wife. Slowing down is a foreign concept to many couples and families, yet it is the most overlooked way to rest and recharge. If you are looking for a getaway, whether just for adults or for the whole family, you simply cannot overlook the Emerson Resort and Spa located in the picturesque Catskills.
The leaves have fallen and the Christmas tree is decked out, there’s either snow on the ground or just a bite to the air, the kids are bundled up in jackets and gloves while you frantically tie a scarf around your neck before opening the door… yup, it’s winter. The first day of winter actually; December 21st marks the first day of the cold season for 2016. And what better way to ring in snowflakes and hot chocolate than with a post about one of our favorite brands, KEEN, and their bright, unique, and winter-ready boots for the little toes in your family!
You may be dreading boot season, but unless you plan on escaping to the tropics for the next few months, it’s here, and it’s here for a while. So go ahead and cheer yourself up by being extra prepared for whatever the weather throws at you this year, by making sure your kid’s feet are protected from the elements, toasty warm and dry, and of course, super stylish.
“What am I going to get the kids this year??” If that’s not the most forefront question on everyone’s mind, we don’t know what is! After all, if you aren’t thinking about your own little prince and princess, you’re more than likely an “auntie” or “uncle” to someone special in your life.
This guide, in conjunction with our Holiday Toy Bash on Facebook Live provides you with some of the best ideas for gifts this season. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that we’re not offering the typical big-box game systems, but rather some of the best developmental, creative, and memorable items available. You can expect to see gifts from the first years all the way through upper grade school age; we’ve got you covered.
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Kids all across the country are beginning to board school buses, get into their carpools and gear up for another school year full of fun and learning. It doesn’t matter if your kids start school after Labor Day or if they started a few weeks ago, it is certain that you have a list of items that you need to be well prepared for the upcoming months. This school year, make Target your one stop shopping center for all of your back to school needs. From school supplies to classroom must haves as well as all you need to create your homework station, your arsenal of school snacks and healthy foods, and your secret stash of germ fighters to help keep your little ones free from all the illnesses schools seem to attract – this superstore has it all.
You picked up all the classic back to school items. The first day of school outfit is hanging in the closet, lunchbox is ready to be packed, pencils and crayons are neatly placed in that brand new backpack. We have some gear that you probably didn’t think of but will definitely make for a school year that is more organized, efficient and simple. Here we have our Unique Gear Guide for the best school year ever!
In the early days of a child’s life many parents, especially breastfeeding mothers, choose to co-sleep with their infants. When done safely, co-sleeping can be extremely beneficial in ensuring the entire family gets some sleep. As babies grow though, so can the inconveniences. The lack of personal space and alone time can become a burden and, by the time your child is a year old, many parents are ready to reclaim their bed as their own. This transition, though often easy for the parents, is new and frightening for the child.
Today, we’re going to look at 3 suggestions for gently transitioning your baby or toddler from your bed to theirs.
Summer is here! Are you ready to hit the beach? We are. Before you pack your bags and run for the sand, make sure you have the right stuff to pack. You can ensure that your beach trip will be the best ever if you pack things that will make your time at the beach easier and more enjoyable. Here are 15 Beach Vacation Must Haves!
While moving across the country as a family unit may not be at the top of anyone’s “most fun things” list, sometimes it is mandatory, due to job relocation, changing family obligations, or military reassignment. We don’t guarantee that your move will be completely seamless, but with the following tips and tricks, it can at least take some of the burden off your plate.
April: It’s not just about the thirst-quenching showers that bring about the blooming May flowers; no, it’s more profound than that. Most parents may be unaware that sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, have you contemplated the research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center? It shows that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually develop low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may also become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Krav Maga Worldwide, a leading self-defense organization, is offering parents tips on what to teach their children if they are involved in an attack and also tips for preventing attacks.
As uncomfortable as this topic may be, here are some tips to take to heart to protect your children starting as young as two years old.
Venturing into your local baby store can cause a serious case of sticker shock. Whether you’re on baby number one or baking the last member of your basketball team, buying that one essential item that gets used everyday is no fun (or cheap) task. Once your baby has outgrown her infant carseat or smaller convertible seat and makes the switch to forward facing, it’s time to once again trek to the store to buy yet another carseat to add to the collection.
This time around, go easy on your wallet, but still rest assured that your child will be safe and secure while traveling in the car. The COSCO High Back Booster gives you serious bang for your buck, which all moms can appreciate!
Ask anyone who raises backyard chickens and they’ll tell you how much they love their flock. You’ll probably get more information than you bargained for! Chicken owners are so enthusiastic about chickens, in part because when kept as part of a small backyard flock, they’re pets.
Chickens are like dogs or cats – each one has a personality with its own favorite pastimes, food preferences, and even its own distinct voice. Some chickens like to cluck around the yard alone rather than as part of the group. Some like to loudly announce to the world when they’ve laid an egg. And some prefer pizza crusts to leftover vegetables.
Whether you’re interested in the farm-to-table movement, you want to teach your kids about where their food comes from, or you just like being self-sufficient, there are plenty of reasons to keep your own chickens. If you’ve ever considered a little backyard flock of your own, here are 5 benefits to raising backyard chickens.
When designing your child’s nursery or big-kid room, there are only so many options. The big names in kid’s furniture all look the same (and can be a bit overpriced), while the less expensive (Swedish store with funny sounding named furniture) options are, well, a bit cheap.
Today we have the just-right option for you: new-to-the-US, Spanish-based Micuna.