Category: Parenting

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Inside: Summer is about family travel, including long car rides. Read on for tips on how to survive a summer road trip with a toddler. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top     Summertime is all about family time, whether you work full time or not. Most of us tend to take our families on a fun summer adventure to take advantage of the longer days and bright skies. But adventures usually include quite a bit of travel, and long car rides with children can get a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips for keeping car […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 3 Comments
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Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

  Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Cost Much While children are busy counting down the days until summer finally gets here, many parents are worrying about how to keep their children busy over the break without breaking the bank. It’s important that children don’t become too complacent over the summer. While downtime is certainly needed, children need stimulation to actively engage their brains and keep them busy and thriving. Although there are countless pricey alternatives available, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune sending your kids to a different camp or program every week. Here are some free and […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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5 Tips for Making Reading Exciting For Your Child

5 Tips for Making Reading Exciting For Your Child

    There is no doubt that reading brings multiple benefits to your child in both the short and long term. Reading helps with your child’s concentration ability, language development, their critical thinking, their imagination, and understanding of the world.     via GIPHY   Almost every parent wants their child to be an avid page turner. Unfortunately, while some children are naturally born bookworms, others look at books like another boring chore. As a parent, your job is to make reading time fun and exciting for your child. If you’re looking for ideas to nurture the love of books […]

Posted June 14, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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8 Tips To Keep A Baby Safe At Home

8 Tips To Keep A Baby Safe At Home

    Having a baby in your home can be the most exciting experience. If you are a mother for the first time, the anxiety is certainly overwhelming. They bring tremendous joy but they have to be taken care of because, like a treasure, their importance cannot be overlooked. How do you make sure that no harm comes to your baby at home? You cannot afford to ignore even the smallest details, anything can go wrong and you don’t need to take that risk. Source: Shutterstock How To Keep Your Baby Safe At Home Babies are curious human beings and […]

Posted May 30, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Fantastic Ideas For Playful Parenting

Fantastic Ideas For Playful Parenting

Fantastic Ideas For More Playful Parenting   Being a parent is tough. You are suddenly drowned in the responsibilities of work, home and caring for your child. It’s easy for new parents to become tired, stressed and worn out, because you hardly find time for yourself anymore, let alone play with your child. But the play is vital for a child’s development because that’s how children learn about the world around them. It also helps them develop physically and emotionally. That’s why you should spend as much time as you can to play with your child, which not only strengthens […]

Posted May 22, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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How To Manage Your Child’s Fever

How To Manage Your Child’s Fever

How To Manage Your Child’s Fever: Things To Do   You wake up one day seeing your child down, looking soggy and tired. It’s all too familiar with most parents – they raised their hands to check the temperature of their child. Most adults dread seeing their kid down with the flu, but what do you think they can do? Normally, when parents suspected their child with a fever, they’ll have that little panic attack for being unsure on what to do. Here’s how to manage your child’s fever and a little more on about it. What causes your child’s […]

Posted May 8, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

How to Handle Child Care When You Work from Home

  Child Care When You Work from Home I am a working Mom of two kids, ages 13 and 3. I have my own consulting business and work remotely, mostly from home. I live a very blended life with almost no boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night.   Since I do half my work at night when the kids are asleep, I don’t need full-time care.  I use a combination of college nannies, a childproof playroom and a Pack n’ Play stocked with […]

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Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

Why I’m Happy we switched my Toddler to Daycare

I’m guest posting today on Baby Castan On Board about why I’m happy we switched my toddler to daycare. A brief excerpt is below, and you can read the full post there!   Before I had my baby, we decided to hire a live-in nanny to help care for him while we were at work. A secondary reason for having a live-in nanny was there would be another adult in the house while my husband was away on military duty. This arrangement worked out great for some time, but when my son was almost two, our nanny suddenly quit on […]

Posted April 30, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, , / 1 Comment
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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
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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
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