Category: Family

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

Thanks to TheBathOutlet for sponsoring this conversation and sharing great tips with us. Bathroom Design For Kids If you’re a mom, you want to give your child the world in every way, shape, and form. Whether it’s whipping up their favorite meal or folding their clothes just the way they like them to be, a mother is always working to create the best life for their child. This desire to please doesn’t stop there. Many moms choose to renovate their homes to accommodate the needs of their children. If you are one of those moms who wants to optimize their home for […]

Posted March 16, 2017 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Home, / 0 Comments
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Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

I decided to try something new today! I’m partnering with Interact Quizzes to create and share fun new content. This is my first quiz, called What is Your Parenting Style. Check it out, take the quiz, and share your results in the comments! This quiz is one of the premade ones, but next time I plan to write a unique one. Haven’t heard of Interact Quizzes before? They offer a platform to create fun quizzes to use as lead generation. Of course, these work best when the quiz content relates to your product or service, but sometimes we just want […]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

The best toys for brain development for your child will vary depending on their age. Brain toys for babies help them find new ways to develop their senses. As babies become toddlers, they can use more toys than they did when they were infants. You will notice that your child’s play includes make-believe and sorting objects. They can use some of the same toys they did as infants but in new ways. Best Toys For Brain Development (1, 2, & 3-Year-Olds)   Brain Development Toys for a 1-Year-Old   By the time your baby is a year old, he or […]

Posted February 15, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 1 Comment
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Tips for Battling Momnesia

Tips for Battling Momnesia

Inside: Tips for Battling Momnesia, or Mommy Brain. How to overcome forgetfulness and stay on top of your tasks. Read tips from a group of moms. Sorry, my “mommy brain” made me forget. I’m sure you have heard this phrase too much already, but the struggle is real. The reality is that sometimes we have too much on our minds.   Are you suffering from momnesia? What is mommy brain? Sometimes, our brains really do get full of everything that we have to do – everything that includes keeping ourselves and our tiny humans healthy, plus run the household, plus perform well at […]

Posted February 13, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 9 Comments
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The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

Congratulations! You’re expecting or just had a new baby. You’re exhausted, but so happy, right? There’s so much to do, a lot of planning involved, and tons of supplies you need to collect. New Moms certainly have a lot on our plates. It certainly helps to have access to freebies and great information. Check out this list of freebies for new moms and see if anything interests you. Free Baby Stuff for Expecting and New Moms I have compiled a list of free items, some free trials, some that may require paying shipping and handling (S&H), some that require participation […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, / 1 Comment
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How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with this situation, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Babies Crying When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching from their mother. Because they are helpless without […]

Posted January 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 3 Comments
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Date Night Ideas for Parents

Date Night Ideas for Parents

When was the last time you went on a date with your husband? A huge commercial holiday is coming up where date nights are expected and candy will be exchanged. Are you ready? Well, I know that as a parent, I’m not. Not that I’ve been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day specifically – I think we should make the effort to show our love and try to spend time with our spouse regularly, not because of a holiday. But sometimes you take what you can get, right? And with kids? Making date night happen is not easy! I have listed […]

Posted January 23, 2017 by Julie in Family, Love, / 1 Comment
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Please Remember this when talking to your child

Please Remember this when talking to your child

The Power of Words when Talking to your Child Our children want more than just presents; they need our presence in their lives. Do you know the importance of talking to your child? Well, I will be the first to tell you that the benefits are many. As parents, I want you to know that you should never underestimate the power of talking to your child and never forget that the things we say to our children can either make them or break them. I write to you as a teacher, a mother and a role model for many children […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 7 Comments
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