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!
Many families “make it work” by having both parents earn incomes, while some are able to keep one spouse making money while the other cares for the kids. In the past, many might assume that staying at home is the mom’s role. However, a recent analysis of US Census Data showed that 1 in 6 stay-at-home parents is a stay-at home dad – and it’s possible the way we use those “stay-at-home” terms is totally wrong. So, what exactly does a stay-at-home dad look like?
It’s time to travel with your kids. So, what do you need to know before you hop in your minivan and head for your destination? What tips and tricks can make travel a little easier, whether you’re bringing babies, infants or toddlers? How can you beat the boredom and the dreaded question “Are we there yet?”
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. This separation may be physical, but it doesn’t have to be overly emotional. Today we’ll explore some simple 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. After all, it wouldn’t be fair if only one child was rewarded for finishing their brussel sprouts at dinner, right? 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?