Toddlers are seemingly infinite sources of energy. They are in constant motion, and demand that you keep up with their activity, their changing focuses, and their numerous questions. When you’re pregnant, you may find that nausea and exhaustion prevent you from being the supermom you were before. Remember to give yourself a break and allow yourself to rest, even with a young child underfoot.
If your toddler or preschooler is staging a protest each morning at the breakfast table, you may need to liven things up in the morning. Not every family has time for elaborate breakfast displays and short order cooking, so take a look at these simple breakfast ideas for inspiration! Make a batch of honey and peach mini muffins on a Sunday night, and you’ll
Kids thrive on a routine. While it may be hard to imagine your changeable, restless newborn adapting to a routine as he grows into an older infant and then a toddler, he’ll benefit from a routine in the long run. From napping and eating to more subtle activities like getting dressed and brushing teeth, your child’s routine will make him feel secure and safe.
Are your go-to outdoor activities becoming a bit stale? If your kids have had enough of the backyard, are a little burned out on beach activities, and your local playground is getting more crowded by the day, try taking your kids out on a hike! Getting a little exercise while checking out the natural beauty and animal habitats which surround us can be a
Adults often commiserate about their busy schedules, hectic jobs, and difficulties managing their households and children’s activities. Yoga and meditation have become an important outlet for stress and anxiety for many adults. But do our young children also feel everyday stresses when managing major transitions, minor daily transitions, and busy, active lives? Meditation can be a great resource for kids who need a little
Many parents may think they are providing a safe environment for their children while in the car, but a great number of families do not comply with safety recommendations in their personal vehicles. Myth: Following the instructions on the car seat installation manual guarantees a safe, secure installation. Fact: Many diligent parents follow the instruction manual to a T, and still can’t seem to
Once you and your partner have reached a decision about your relationship, and choose to dissolve your marriage, one of the hardest steps is still ahead of you. If you have young children, communicating to them about your divorce in a way that makes them feel safe and loved is incredibly important. Say it simply. Toddlers and preschoolers do not need to know the
Red bumps, strange flakes, and splotchy skin can case parents a great deal of alarm in the first year of their baby’s life. Many parents call their pediatricians at the sight of skin conditions, but most are innocuous and either need no treatment, or can be treated at home. The issue: Within the first few weeks of life, you may spot little red bumps covering
Ask any parent what the most challenging time of day is, in their family, and they’ll tell you that it’s the early morning hours. The hours between waking up and leaving the house are packed with a multitude of sticking points, from selecting clothing to eating breakfast to getting socks and shoes on. As a result, frazzled parents become even more frazzled, as they anticipate being
Maybe you began to co-sleep with your little one when she was a newborn, keeping her close in order to meet her needs throughout the night. Or perhaps when she got her first high fever, you brought her into bed with you for the night, only to find that she wanted to sleep with you every night after that! Once your baby reaches toddlerhood,