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Preparing your Baby or Toddler for Daycare or Preschool

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Preparing your Baby or Toddler for Daycare or Preschool
It’s that time of year when things are in flux. Summer is drawing to a close, schools are beginning, a new season of daycare is starting – change is in the air! Preparing your baby or toddler for daycare or preschool is important so that both you and he manage the transition well. With all […]

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Cradle Cap: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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Cradle Cap: Causes, Prevention and Treatment
Cradle cap is one of those skin conditions most of us parents have heard about and most of our babies will have. Whether you are a first time or experienced parent, you want to know what causes, prevents and treats cradle cap. Dr. Amy and the Baby Pibu team offer you some practical information and […]

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Preparing Your Baby’s Room

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Preparing Your Baby’s Room
Pregnancy involves many less-than-lovely aspects – the constant need to pee, fat ankles, stretch marks, flatulence (yes, gas), and the free and open discussion about your entire body and all its fluids. Thankfully, there are many wonderful parts as well – even before the new baby arrives! The extra milkshakes — just because, shopping for […]

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5 Tips for Taking 5 Minutes as a Mom

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5 Tips for Taking 5 Minutes as a Mom
We all know there’s always a laundry list of chores (which happens to always include laundry). We also know mamas tend to run out of time before they get to the things they want to do for themselves (you know, like showering). Since taking care of yourself actually helps you take care of everyone else, […]

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Parenting in the Digital Age is Really Hard

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Parenting in the Digital Age is Really Hard
Do any of these comments about parenting in the digital age sound familiar to you? “Parents aren’t parenting their kids anymore.” “Millennial parents just give their kids their phones to play on.” “When I was a kid, I played outside.” There is a growing degree of finger pointing on the very sensitive topic of parenting […]

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Family Conversation Starters for Mealtimes

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Family Conversation Starters for Mealtimes
Connecting with young children during mealtimes is critical for healthy social and emotional development. The act of sitting together around a dinner table, sharing a meal and discussing your day is a comforting ritual to introduce to your children from a young age. This time allows you to check in with your partner and children […]

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Mr. Rogers Is Not Just for Children: Lessons in Parenting

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Mr. Rogers Is Not Just for Children: Lessons in Parenting
Every day when I was little, my parents recorded Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood on a VHS tape so I could watch the episode after school. Today, my son loves watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Turns out, Mr. Rogers is still speaking to me, and I believe he has been speaking to all of us all along. Sure, […]

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7 Tips For Maximizing Time as a Working Mom

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7 Tips For Maximizing Time as a Working Mom
Being a working mom was never part of the plan for my family. When my husband and I decided to have kids, we both agreed that I would put my career on hold. I wanted to focus solely on our children. It was important to both of us. And, frankly, I was relieved to be […]

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Teacher Gifts: Coming to a School Near You Soon …

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Teacher Gifts: Coming to a School Near You Soon …
One more week to go! Well, for us there’s just one more week of school before it’s SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER! It also means these are two of the busiest weeks in the school calendar … assemblies, sports day, school fairs, reports and awards, trips out, step-up days – endless activities that fill our diaries. […]

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Parenting YouTuber of the Month: Ellis Sara Smith

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Parenting YouTuber of the Month: Ellis Sara Smith
Ellis Sara Smith is a wife and mum of two boys who has a successful YouTube channel with over 100,000 subscribers. Starting during the pregnancy of her first son, she wanted to create something that would help others in similar situations. Ellis’ YouTube channel has naturally grown with her and is a reflection of the […]

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5 Ways Blogging has Made Me a Better Mother

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5 Ways Blogging has Made Me a Better Mother
Today’s guest post has been written by Helly Westwood, the blogger behind Fledgling Flamingos, a blog featuring Helly’s motherhood journey and simple play ideas. Helly is Mum to Ev (3) and Harmie (11 months). She loves family time, Disney and a hot cup of tea. You can follow Helly’s journey on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I began blogging to do something […]

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Kid’s Summer Craft Activities with Blu Stick from Bostik

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Kid’s Summer Craft Activities with Blu Stick from Bostik
With the summer holidays in full flow we all need a bit of help sometimes to keep the kids occupied, especially on those rainy days that we’ve been having recently! What better to fill an hour or two than some fun summer craft activities? Our Bostik crafters have come up with some simple activities you […]

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Surviving the (Expense of the) School Holidays

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Surviving the (Expense of the) School Holidays
We’re in the throes of the summer holidays now. For us, we’re coming to the end of our second week already. Wow, isn’t it expensive! And I’m able to be at home all the time. How on earth do parents juggle work and childcare during these six weeks, without it costing an absolute fortune? I […]

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Back to School Crafts with Micro Dots from Bostik

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Back to School Crafts with Micro Dots from Bostik
Now the long summer holidays are over and the kids are back at school our Bostik Bloggers have been working on some fabulous Back to School crafts using Bostik Micro Dots. Micro Dots will stick almost anything including paper, wood, plastic, metal, glass and painted surfaces. They’re perfect for sticking small, delicate or irregular shapes […]

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Review: Rescue Runts – Adopt a new toy pet!

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Review: Rescue Runts – Adopt a new toy pet!
There is nothing more heartwarming than rescuing something that looks all sad, and making it happy again. Now kids can do just that, no matter how old they are. Rescue Runts have hit the shelves, and how could not resist these little sad eyes, just begging to be adopted and loved… Emma was suckered in […]

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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn Of New Riders – Game Out Today!

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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn Of New Riders – Game Out Today!
Today is the day, DreamWorks brand new release is out for games lovers everywhere! Join the new heroic duo, Scribbler and Patch, in an epic battle to save dragons and defeat the villain, Eir, who is controlling dragons to carry out her evil plans. Clash against fierce enemies, explore new and familiar locations, and meet […]

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Review: LolliPets Interactive Pets

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Review: LolliPets Interactive Pets
My 6 year old daughter loves playing with anything collectable and cute, so when LolliPets arrived at our door she was instantly smitten! LolliPets come in two size packs, with single packs with an RRP of £6 and a double pack with an RRP of £12. There are 20 different characters to collect, with an […]

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Review: Squishmallows – New Craze Hitting UK!

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Review: Squishmallows – New Craze Hitting UK!
Squishmallows are officially here in the UK, after being such a hit in the US…HexBug UK are introducing us to the super soft, super lovable range that is sure to melt hearts of all ages. There is 13 to collect initially, meaning there is a super cute toy for everyone to love…but that’s not all, […]

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Harry Potter – Perfect Gifts for Fans

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Harry Potter – Perfect Gifts for Fans
If you know a Harry Potter fan, then it’s always great to be able to buy them the perfect gift that they will love. My daughter is 14 years old, and she adores a Harry Potter. So when we got this parcel of goodies from Pyramid, I knew Brooke would go through each one and […]

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Posh Paws – BBC Earth Blue Planet Soft Toy Range Review & Giveaway

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Posh Paws – BBC Earth Blue Planet Soft Toy Range Review & Giveaway
It is no secret that my 6 year old daughter Emma is a HUGE Turtle lover, she has been obsessed since she was old enough to grab a soft toy turtle. Over the years she has collected over 100 turtles, choosing to not watch your regular cartoon TV shows, but  instead favours watching documentaries on Turtles […]

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The Bottle to Sippy Cup Transition

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The Bottle to Sippy Cup Transition
*Special thanks to our amazing readers who are dentists and agreed to interviews for this article: Dr. Cara DeLeon (pediatric dentistry) and Dr. Marlina Shah (pediatric dentist). Weaning off bottles signals not just the end of an era (when did your newborn all of a sudden become a toddler?), but it can also be quite […]

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Best Preschool Lunch Boxes and Sippy Cups

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Best Preschool Lunch Boxes and Sippy Cups
Here at Lucie’s List, we take lunch breaks very seriously… which is why we’re ditching the brown paper bag and setting out to find the best containers and lunch essentials for our preschoolers and Kindergarteners to tote their sandwiches, snacks and beverages around. Below, you will find our top picks for preschool lunch boxes, lunch […]

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Best Toddler Backpacks for Preschool

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Best Toddler Backpacks for Preschool
Depending on your preschool/Kindergarten, your kiddo may be carrying his lunch/snacks, a drink, and some other supplies to school. You want your toddler’s backpack to be small enough for their little bodies, but roomy enough to hold the essentials. Here are our faves ~ Skip Hop 12″ Zoo Collection Backpacks  ~ $19+ Skip Hop makes […]

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Willow Breastpump Review

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Willow Breastpump Review
By Hanna Nakano Finally, technology has caught up with our on-the-go lives. In the most meaningful improvement to the electric breast pump since its invention, Willow has created a wireless, wearable pump that is silent, discreet and pretty close to magic. Too good to be true? Nope — the Willow Breast Pump does exist, but […]

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Should Twins Be Separated in School?

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Should Twins Be Separated in School?
As a parent of twins, you know that just because your duo share a birthday and a very special, unique “twin bond” doesn’t mean they are exactly the same. Just like any other set of siblings, twins will have their similarities and their differences. They may like the same activities, or they may have different […]

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True Story: Terrified of My Daughter

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True Story: Terrified of My Daughter
I learned very quickly after having my first child that there’s no controlling who your kid will be. This means instead of molding my son to be a pink-wearing-doll-playing feminist, Dylan was born ready to roll in mud, decapitate barbies, and practice sexism. Apparently, all claims I made about how I’d raise “my child,” were […]

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Summer Life – Road Trips

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Summer Life – Road Trips
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Road trips are a serious business. You can’t just get in the car and start driving around aimlessly, one must prepare for a journey on the open road. And if there are kids involved, preparation is […]

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Questions I Don’t Want Answers To

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Questions I Don’t Want Answers To
I used to be so curious. I was proud of my agog nature that caused me to ask whatever inquisition piqued my interest. The thirst for knowledge was real, information was everywhere and I wanted to have it. But these days? Nope. Shut up, I’ve asked you nothing.  Now all I have are questions that […]

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Why I Don’t Invite You Over For Dinner

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Why I Don’t Invite You Over For Dinner
“I promise my cooking will get better, I just don’t know when.” I sheepishly told my husband on week three of being unemployed. Unfortunately for me, my poor dinner skills are no longer protected by my income because I don’t have any. The law firm I’d been working at for the past 5+ years recently […]

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Episode 18 – Toddlers: What To Do in Hong Kong?

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Episode 18 – Toddlers: What To Do in Hong Kong?
  For the 18th episode of the Light Advice podcast, we’re talking about Light’s recent visit to Hong Kong. We talk about the places she liked and what little kids will really enjoy when they visit Hong Kong. Ready for more nonsense and laughter? Listen to episode 18 right now. 1. Questions for Light? Send […]

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