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Have you ever been in a grocery store with young children, and for whatever reason, they have a total meltdown? Or do you have older kids who lose their minds when you tell them to turn off the game console? If not, congratulations, you won the offspring lottery and should write a book! But we’ve likely all experienced tricky situations in which we needed to help our children calm down. Kids are full of energy, and more than ever, we need to help teach them how to direct that energy in appropriate ways.  We live in a fast-paced, highly digitalized technological world. Between cell phones, smart devices, and social media, we are constantly communicating and trying to keep up with all the technological changes. As a result, we often find ourselves and our children in stressful situations. Stress can cause a variety of emotional responses. As we get older, we…

Gut health seems to be a buzzword these days, But there is something to it for sure. So much research is discovering just how much of our body’s functions are connected to the health of our gut. I have tried out a few different probiotics on the market for myself and my kids, and also immune support like elderberry gummies, etc. There are so many products out there and it is hard to determine what is best. Now, we had a rough fall and early winter with illness and compromised immune systems in each one of us in the house. Everything ranging from colds and coughs to strep throat and constipation. It was hard to figure out what was going on and how to reverse the cycle. Culturelle reached out to me to try out their probiotic with immune support. They have one for kids and one for adults. We tried…

As a parent, you’re probably familiar with your child’s playtime. It’s a natural thing for little ones, and it can be inspiring to watch their imaginations at work — so much so, you can even join in and enjoy the same activities. It will not only benefit you, but it’ll benefit everyone involved. Specifically, the simplicity of playing and the joy of fun activities with your kids can improve your mental well-being, and you’ll enjoy every second of it. You’re never too old, no matter what your aching back might try to tell you! Let’s take a closer look at some of the cognitive and mental health benefits of playing and having fun with your kids. We’ll also touch on a few activities you and your children can enjoy together, so you’ll both get as much as possible out of your daily play. Strengthening Your Child Parents will do anything for their children. So, when…

The question of how much screen time is too much is becoming a growing concern for parents! As we depend more on technology and our own devices than previous generations, technology is also more accessible to young children every day. As mamas, we want to do all that we can to ensure that screens aren’t raising our kids, but we also want to give them a little freedom. And, to be honest, we have all had those moments as parents when we needed that parental break from reality, right? What if there was a happy medium? With a few carefully placed time management strategies, you can help your child become less screen-craving and rekindle your child’s ability to engage in screenless play. While technology can be a good thing. the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child not be in front of a screen for more than 2 hours…

Most of us are at least a little environment conscious. However, we tend to become even more so once we start having babies! After all, parents want nothing but the best for their baby. That means not only the things they come in contact with but also things that will affect the world they will grow up in. Let’s help you venture down the increasingly earth-friendly road you may be traveling. We have compiled a list of seven items to get you started with the basics! Burt’s Bees Crib Sheets and Pajamas Babies spend the majority of their time sleeping for a few months. This means a lot of time in pajamas curled up in their bed! Take care of the environment and your baby by selecting one of Burt’s Bees 100% Organic GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified bedding and pajamas. Burt’s Bees has a large variety of organic cotton sheets. There are sure to be…

There are few things in life sweeter than the feeling of holding your baby close.  However when all you really want to do is hold your sweet little one yet there is so much to do around the house, what is a mom to do?  Thankfully there is this wonderful thing called “baby wearing”.  This has been done for centuries throughout the world by women of all walks of life.  There are many companies out there that produce multiple styles of baby carrying products.  Hopefully by the end of this article you will have an idea of which style baby carrier you feel will work best with your baby and lifestyle as well as the pros and cons of baby wearing. Pros to Baby Wearing When it comes to the pros of baby wearing, one of the first things moms tend to think of is having their baby as…

The life of a mom with toddlers can be hectic, and sometimes feels like we are constantly running behind schedule! From the constant toy clean-up to the meals that require special prep to ensure the foods are safe, tasty, and healthy, and everything in between. A mother’s work is never done! Many “life hacks” can save you time throughout your day.  Prepping your toddler’s lunch meals for the week is one of these such hacks. You can do it in about the same time it takes you to prep their lunch once! Here are some tips for practical meal prep for your toddler’s lunches to make your week easier. Bento Box The Bento Box is one of the most effective tools for creating school lunches full of flavor, color, and nutrients. This is a way to keep your toddler happily eating healthy foods! With multiple spill-proof sections, they are easy lunchboxes…

Hiking is a favorite pastime for people of all ages. It is a wonderful way to absorb some natural vitamin D and get tons of fresh air. Added bonuses are getting exercise while enjoying the beauty of the natural world around us. Going hiking with kids however can be somewhat challenging if you have never done so or are not properly prepared! We have compiled a list of some of the most important things to do in preparation.  Also, there are some ideas for keeping the hike fun and engaging for everyone no matter their age! Length of Your Hike When planning out your hike with kids, one of the first things to determine is the length of the hike. While young kids always seem to have a limitless supply of energy, hiking may use different muscles than they are used to. A good way to decide how long your hike should…

Do your kids eat their vegetables and other foods that are good for them without a fuss?  They do? No way, how did you do that?… If you didn’t answer yes to that first question, don’t worry you are not alone!  Most of us parents are in the same boat and we want to make sure they get the right nutrition for their growth and development, but it’s not always easy.  We try things like shredding and hiding vegetables in things we make from meatballs to muffins.   Kids Multi Vitamins While that sometimes works, more often at least one of my kids will somehow figure out the slight ‘difference’ they are tasting. A more reliable and consistent way to get the right mix of nutrients into your kids from fruits and vegetables is First Day Kids Multi Vitamins.  My kids love them and they are made from 12 real…

Raising a kid is perhaps one of the hardest jobs in the world. At the same time, it is also the most satisfying, especially if you see your child healthy and happy.  Among others, one of the most difficult parts of being a parent is getting your child to develop a dental hygiene routine. A task as simple as toothbrushing can end up being a nightmare!  If you are clueless about how to help your child build a better habit for oral health, we’ve got you. Keep reading and learn from the tips we’ll be sharing.  Help Your Child Develop Good Dental Habits With These Five Tips  From keeping toddlers entertained to teaching kids to become more responsible, parents have a long list of seemingly endless tasks. Below, however, we will focus on making sure that your child grows up prioritizing oral health.    Go to the Dentist Early On …