The Flexible Family Budget- Adjusting Spending Habits as Your Children Grow

If you are raising a family you won’t need to be told how expensive it can be, with seemingly constant demands on your cash...

25+ Ways to Calm Baby When Mom Needs a Break

We’ve all been there; your baby is crying and you’ve tried everything you can think of to soothe her tears. You’d give anything to...

Why your child needs music education

It’s not just about a recital, an adorable, proud bow to the audience, or roses thrown at his or her feet during an encore....

Twenty Books To Inspire Preschool Girls

Girls. They are everything from sweet to sassy, pure princess to rugged explorer. Preschool girls are the first to throw on a beautiful, pink...

Fall Tradition Bucket List

As we creep further into the fall season, many of us who are newer families are yearning to start fun traditions with our children...

nanobébé- The Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies

Whether we like it or not, all moms know that at some point during our littles one’s infancy we will likely need to leave...

Ten Busy Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

Looking to catch a minute to yourself? With little ones in the home, doing anything by yourself is a daily challenge. Forget cleaning the...

Tips for the Shy Mom: Overcoming the Fear of Breastfeeding in...

  For the shy mom, the fear of breastfeeding in public is a huge hurdle to overcome. So much can go wrong! Baby can squirm...

Teaching Children Self Control in a World of Immediacy

We know it by many names: patience, discipline, reserve, restraint. When children exhibit self-control, we often note how well-behaved they are, what good manners...

How to Include Your Kids in Your Wedding

It’s no surprise that men and women both are waiting until later in life to tie the knot. With childhoods full of the negative...

How to Prepare Your Child for a Sibling

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...

Society as the Problem: The Creation of the Helicopter Parent

Trying to raise children these days is nothing shy of a miracle. With everyone from your grandmother to the Facebook commentators believing they have...

8 THINGS MOMS SHOULD NEVER FEEL ASHAMED ABOUT

Being a mom is amazing. You get to give birth to an amazing little person who you get to help raise into an amazing...

The Green Scene Mom Awards: Kid Inspired-Mom Approved!

We love innovative and eco-friendly products. Anything that makes life a little easier while raising our little ones is a winner in our book,...

My Only Isn't Lonely

The number of families in America with only children is steadily growing. While you might have multiple children, you are sure to know some...

How to Survive a Family Photo Shoot Stress Free

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...

The Intellectual Benefits of Teaching a Child to Play Chess

When we think of chess, many of us picture old men in the park sitting at tables in the shade playing a game of...

7 Benefits of Exposing Young Children to Modern Technology

Technology is important to a developing child, and we're not just talking about their periodic use of your tablet to play...

Springtime activities with your toddler

Now that we are well into spring and summer is approaching, it is time to get outside and take advantage of the beautiful weather...

A World of Babies Imagined Childcare Guides for 8 Societies

From the moment you announce your pregnancy no matter where in the world you are living, as a new mother you will be offered...

Family Planning: Why my husband will never have a vasectomy

First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes a baby in a baby carriage… And then comes a vasectomy. In this day and age with family planning at...

Why YOUR Continued Learning is Key to Your Children's Development

Spring is here! With every spring season comes change; you needn’t look any further than your window to realize this. Snow banks melt and...

Why we need bugs, bees, and other creepy, crawly critters

If you have kids, especially boys, there will come a time in your life when you may just become accustomed to all things creepy...

A Letter to my (older) Adopted Child

It is not your fault. It is not always your fault that you are all alone. It is the nature of the beast. It...

The Ultimate Family-Friendly Camping Gear

With 13,000 public campgrounds in the US and Canada (and that doesn’t even count private ones or go-pitch-a-tent-in-an-abandoned-field ones), we have good reason to...

Play to Increase Your Child's Upper Body Strength and Why It...

  From the moment our babies leave the womb we start documenting their milestones. The first smile, the first belly laugh, and the first time...

5 Things to Know about Middle School Challenges

Middle school is the start of a new era for kids. It’s all about transition. The little munchkin you used to walk to class...

How to Get Siblings into the Joy of Giving

  Believe it or not, it’s almost Christmas. And as parents, we have the tough job of teaching our children about the gift of giving...

Planning for the Future: Assisted Living Care

We moved my grandmother (Mom’s Mom) into an assisted living facility yesterday. It is a beautiful place filled to the brim with...

6 Ways to Get Your Kids More into Music

Parents know that music is important in a child's development. Research has shown that music aids in a child's development as early...

Human Sex Trafficking and What You Need to Know

Recently, it seems as though every day there is an article in the news, on Facebook, or on television about a human trafficking operation...

The Importance of Pretend Play

In this day of technology where young children are continually spending more and more hours each week in front of the TV, smart phone,...

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...

Give the Gift of Reading: Books for Preschoolers and Young Kids

There is no better gift for a child than the gift of literacy, literature, and a lifelong love of reading. To be...

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...

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...

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