Category Archives: Useful Stuff

summer camp

Summer Camp Hacks – Getting Ready

My kid is heading to overnight summer camp. Just the phrase conjures up images of singing by the campfire and swimming in the lake. If this is your first experience with it, don’t panic. There is plenty of time to prepare for this adventure for both you and the kids. But before they head out and ...
baby slings

Choosing The Best Baby Sling

It’s not that difficult to see why moms and dads love wearing their babies in slings. The convenience of being able to do various tasks during the day, while using both hands, is by far one of the best things about “baby wearing.” Mothers also love the added workout they’ll get when wearing their baby ...
nursery

5 Nursery Essentials Every Mom Needs

A new mother will spend countless hours in the nursery where she will care for her new baby. From feeding at all hours of the night, to creating special memories between the two of you, the nursery is one room you can’t forget to make your own. The Night-Light A night light is a necessity to have in y ...
super mom

New Study: Working Moms Make Successful Daughters

Vera Ivanova We all know the guilt that some mothers have when leaving their children behind at a daycare center as they rush off to work. It is unfair though, that a woman would have to give up a career that she has worked so hard for the second she has a child, and luckily now there is information w ...
whiny kid

Whining Is The Worst – Make It Stop

We’ve all been at that breaking point when our kid who just wants what they want (whatever that is) begins to whine. That familiar and dreaded wail can have us simultaneously rolling our eyes and reaching for the nearest brown paper bag to breathe our ensuing panic attacks into. We know how to m ...
parenting network

The Parenting Network Continues to Make a Difference

Being just about a week away from April, The Parenting Network is eager to start its National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1977, the goal each year is to encourage and strengthen families in order to prevent child abuse. The nonprofit organization also helps families when it comes to clothing, ...

Wish I Had Known: 4 Unique Ways to Encourage Reading & Writing Skills

Every parent wants their child to succeed in life. Make education fun and you will encourage a positive outlook on learning. Your child doesn’t have to be an expert before walking through the doors on the first day of school, they will have the entire year to practice and hone their skills. Howe ...
dora the explorer app

5 Awesome Holiday Apps for Kids

  With Christmas just around the corner, there are plenty of apps to get your kids into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re looking for educational apps or just something fun to keep your kids entertained, there are plenty of apps to help speed up the days until Christmas. So if you’re ...

Ways to Calm Kids Down from Tantrums Safely

Tantrums can be just as exhausting for the parent as they are for the child.  While most parents do not understand why their child is having a tantrum, trying to calm the child down can feel like an exhausting worthless effort. There are many different ways in which one might want to try and calm thei ...

Entertaining A Kid On An Airplane  

Taking a kid on a flight is never a fun thing, not only for the parent, but for others on the flight.  Just the thought of a child screaming on a plane as the hours crawl by is something that many people want to avoid.  So why not find good ways of entertaining a kid on an airplane?  Your child and ev ...