Category Archives: Family Time

Trying to balance being a working mom with family life? You’re not alone! We’ve got advice on work/family balance, child care, travel with kids (and without!), pets, holiday ideas and more.

3 Fun Ideas for Family Bonding

With school, work, and plenty of other activities that keep your family busy, it can be hard to have the quality time you want with your family. In some cases, it may even be rare. However, you will only have so much time with your children before they are off living their own lives. It’s import ...

3 Unique Development Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers learn by using their senses. They see, touch, hear, smell, and taste to help them understand the things around them. Remember to use positive reinforcement and lots of smiles. If you’re looking for some new ideas to teach your child, try these three developmental activities for your tod ...
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Hands Off! Never Give Your Child These 6 Foods

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese children in the United States has nearly doubled in the past 30 years. These children are at an increased risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and bone and joint problems. A nutritious diet com ...

Chickenpox And What To Expect

Chickenpox looks worse than it may actually be, especially when your child is suffering from it.  You will have a child who will want to itch and scratch at the sores that are on their body, and it will be hard no matter how much they try to not at least itch a bit.  What all can you expect when your ...

Which Places Host The Most Germs?

  There are more places in your home than you know where germs hide.  When you think of germs, you can be referring to viruses, bacteria and microorganisms of all kinds.  The following are places in your home that you may realize, or may not know about having germs in them. ...

Dangers Of Chicken Pox Parties

A Chickenpox party?  Really there are parties that are being thrown that contain kids with chicken pox and spread them to other children so they will be past the accidental chance of catching the disease. Is this really a good idea?  Especially since there is a vaccine that can be given to your child ...

How to Deal With Picky Eaters

Since he was born to two very young parents, my 9-year-old stepson has spent most of his life being shuffled from household to household. He has essentially been raised by about eight different people any given year between his separated parents and both sets of grandparents who play a big role in his ...

Bonding Child With Step-Parents

Blending your family isn’t always easy.  When it comes to bonding child with step-parents it might be a bit tough too.  Depending on the age of the child, they could be not accepting of a new parent in their life.  Another thing to consider is how the child’s natural parent feels, and whether they may ...

Hidden Sources Of Caffeine In Your Kids Diet

You may not realize that your kid’s diets have more caffeine in it.  So many food out there that you may not think about have some caffeine in them, and could be what is causing your child to be hyper.  Though many you will not be able to keep out of their diets, you can at least cut down on how much ...

Getting Our Kids to Drink More Water

Do you have a child who just will not drink water? I do too! And it drives me nuts. Finding creative ways to get your child to drink water is key. Here are some ways that have worked for us! Buy Flavored Water– there are tons of great options out there when it comes to flavored water. Some are c ...