Category: Parenting

Getting Children Their First Pet

Getting Children Their First Pet

  The Five “W’s” of Getting Children Their First Pet   Traditionally, when journalism is taught, instructors want their future reporters always to convey the five “W’s” found inside of any great story: “Who, What, When, Where and Why (along with an “H” for how). Getting your child their first pet also comes with answers to these important questions. As far as the “H” goes, you should always consider a shelter or rescue organization for “how” to get an animal.   WHO would be you and your family, unless you are considering going through a breeder. But remember, this choice […]

Posted April 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Pets, / 2 Comments
Divider

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby – Tips and Tricks   One of the questions some mothers ask when their babies is teething, is whether or not their little ones’ condition will interfere with their breastfeeding. The most honest answer is that it depends. Every baby has a different experience during the teething stage. Some babies experience little discomfort while others have a more difficult time enduring the swelling and painful gums. Nevertheless, when your baby starts to teethe, it could cause some breastfeeding challenges. Your little one might want to nurse more frequently because, for many babies, breastfeeding is […]

Posted April 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
Divider

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

How to Tame a Toddler Tantrum Toddler tantrums are scary, and sometimes there’s so much crying and screaming going on, you don’t know who’s making more noise — you or your child. It’s a whirlwind ride in which you live in fear of someone one-third your size. If you haven’t experienced a toddler tantrum yet, here’s the lowdown on what happens. Your child can be incredibly sweet and happy one moment, and in the next breath turn into a raving lunatic. The worst part is even if you see a tantrum brewing, it can be too late to contain it. […]

Posted April 3, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
Divider

Tips to Keep your Child Safe Online

Tips to Keep your Child Safe Online

Thanks to KidGuard for sponsoring this conversation and sharing helpful guides for us parents to learn how to protect our children online.   The internet can be a scary place. Scratch that, the cyber world is a scary, dangerous place where predators hide and take advantage of children. I hate to put it that way, but we parents know it is true.   Most of us grew up using the internet in various capacity, and I can remember my teenaged chats with “online friends” where we shared too much and did not think about the consequences. Our children, however, are […]

Posted March 31, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 2 Comments
Divider

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

How to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids

Great Ways to Introduce a New Nanny to Your Kids As a working mom, a full-time parent of two and a social butterfly, having a plan for taking care of my kids is a must. Of course, they always come first, and as far as priorities go, I’ve never found it difficult to take as much time off as necessary to dedicate myself only to them, like when my son had the measles and my daughter had an ear infection. But as much as I like developing my career and going for a cup of coffee with my best friend […]

Posted March 29, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 0 Comments
Divider

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 […]

Divider

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 […]

Divider

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
Divider

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
Divider

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 […]

Divider