When your child is bored, you may become the center of their attention. So, what do you do when your child depends on you for entertainment and the timing just isn’t right? Perhaps you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, maybe your making dinner or giving your other children a bath? How do you keep older children occupied without handing them some sort of electronic device? They’re called “busy bags” and creating some in advance might just save your sanity.
For most couples, marital satisfaction plummets after couples bring home a baby. Sleepless nights and fights over whose turn it is to change diapers can leach the fun out of a relationship. What are the most common ways children impact our marriages? And how can we lesson the impact of all this child chaos and the effect it has on our relationship with our spouse?
Public restrooms. Those words alone can cause even the most experienced parents to panic. But, taking your kiddos to the bathroom is pretty much unavoidable anytime you venture outside your home. So, how do you make the most out of your situation? What are some practical tips to help you stay focused so you (and your kids) can do your business and get in and out as quickly as possible?
Families today are busy, and the family calendar is typically the glue that holds everything together. There are lots of different apps to help you keep track of everything, so how do you determine which one is best for your family? Which apps are compatible with which devices? And what about the good ole’ paper calendar? We have some great tips to keep your family on track!
Gluten intolerance has been around for years, but switching to a gluten-free diet can be difficult, but families have many more options to find recipes, food and support for this lifestyle. How can going gluten-free potentially help your family? How do you make the transition and what are some of the common challenges?
We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment and more. We’ll explore some ways parents can strengthen and maintain the connection with their child when away.
Parents with more than one child typically try to keep an even playing field with their kids. But there are times when parents may unintentionally show favoritism toward a specific child based on the situation. So, how does this impact your children and the relationship they have with you as well as their siblings?
Naps are important- for both you and your child. It gives everyone a break and allows us to re-boot and prepare for the rest of the day. How often should your child be napping, and for how long? What should you do if you accidentally skip a nap or your schedule is off? And what are your options if your little one is absolutely refusing naps altogether?