Enter for your chance to win this goody prize pack for the kids this holiday season! Best of luck! MamatheFox’s Annual Holiday Kids Gift Giveaway Each year MamatheFox collects the coolest and most exciting kids gift ideas for her gift guide. Check out over 100 gift ideas over at MamatheFox’s 2018 Gift Guide This year […]
Being (or having) house guests isn’t as easy once you have kids. Here’s how you can maintain the benefits of your normal routine while being flexible and having great time with family and friends. This holiday season we have some visitors coming. My mother and father-in-laws… And my sister and brother-in-law… and their 3 kids […]
We live in a super small house and it seems that every Christmas I struggle to keep the boys’ presents a surprise! So I asked a bunch of Happy Home Fairy followers to give me their best Christmas present hiding spots. Here are 12 amazing ideas that I am excited to try this year! Neighbor’s […]
This time of year is all about cosy evenings and weekends at home. It’s also all about the festivities and getting ready for Christmas. The build up to Christmas is as exciting as Christmas Day itself, and none more so than for the kids. Over the past week I’ve been scouring Pinterest looking for some […]
My whole family- myself, my mom, Joe, & Lexi- all ventured to Stuttgart, Germany together. We love traveling together so it’s always an amazing time no matter what we decide to do. One of the biggest attractions in Stuttgart is the Mercedes-Benz Museum, as that is where the infamous automobile brand started. And it just […]
While you’re shopping Black Friday for some inexpensive stocking stuffers for kids and babies, consider these fun and educational gifts that would work for different ages. If you watched my Instagram stories about stocking stuffers for kids, below are all the items featured: Stocking Stuffers for Kids Pals Socks Life is more exciting and fun […]
I love shopping for the holidays almost as much as I love seeing Lexi’s face on Christmas morning. I came up with a list of gifts that I think are just amazing for this holiday season.. Some we have tried and some we will be getting this year, but all in all these are some […]
Over the years, many readers and friends have asked me the about the must-read books for kids. Every few weeks, I get asked the million dollar questions: What books should my kids read? What are the best books for 5-year-olds? Which books will my 12-year-old love to read? Please tell me how to spend my […]
This post was written as part of a partnership with MyEyeDr. Did you know that kids should have their eyes examined each year before school begins? Did you know that back-to-school eye exams will help to ensure that children’s eyes are performing their best for academic success each school year? It’s true. And honestly, […]
Christmas Gift Guide for kids – a hell of a lot more enjoyable than compiling the men’s gift guide, I can tell you! Although sifting through the tonnes of plastic crap to find nice stuff is a bit of a mission – plastic pots of goo, plastic bags filled with plastic bricks, plastic balls inside […]
This post contains affiliate links. This year we’ve decided we’re putting our feet down. Every year our kids get way too many toys, play with them for a few weeks, and then they get stuffed in the closet never to see the light of day again. It’s frustrating, creates clutter, and is a big waste […]
It’s best to let rip, because kids pick up on suppressed rage (unlike my husband). I read this brilliant article today in the supermarket queue, that basically said it’s OK to row – even swear (lightly) – in front of your kids. I was happy to leave it at that and start making up for […]
One of my favourite games to play when I was little was shops and it’s something that my two also adore. There always tends to be a little scrap over who is going to be the shopkeeper and who is going to be the customer. So I was over the moon when Little Tikes got […]
A mom is venting over at Let Grow. Vent along — it’s Friday! Here’s the link! first day at school. mother leads a little child school girl in first grade
Over at Let Grow we’re discussing this phenom — the kiddie table separate from the grownups — and if it’s dying out. There’s a survey to take, too. No matter how you carve up the family (as in seating arrangements, that is), have a great Thanksgiving!
Prof. Jonathan Haidt is one of the four co-founders of Let Grow. In a new 4-minute video he discusses how American parents have been persuaded to treat their kids as fragile — and how that has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Click here to go to the video, at Let Grow.
Since starting this blog almost 11 years ago, there’s been an influx of STEM focused toys on the market. There’s no shortage of products designed to foster curiosity and get our kids interested in these subjects but the teacher in me can distinguish between items that provide worthwhile STEM learning experiences versus those that masquerade […]
This post is part of a series called “Big Kid Bedtime Problems” with certified sleep consultant Hadley Seward. So far, he’s introduced some general bedtime guidelines as well as specific tricks for parents of big kids (toddlers and up) who find their nighttime routines spiraling out of control. Today Hadley has some advice on how to determine the right bedtime for your family. […]
We’ve recently turned a fireplace into a bookcase, with help from GLTC Townhouse bookshelves. Here’s how… As anyone who has ever moved into an old… The post Kid’s room DIY: fireplace to bookshelf makeover with Great Little Trading Company appeared first on A Baby on Board blog.
When viewed from a distance, a kid’s world seems like a life full of fun, excitement, dreamy world of unlimited happiness. The arrow of reality only strikes when one becomes a parent. The real struggles with every little thing seem like climbing a mountain range. One of the highest mountains in this range is food. […]
As we head into the festive season now is the perfect time to be starting Christmas Crafts with your children. It’s not always easy to come up with ideas though so we’ve done hard part for you. Today we’re sharing 9 original Christmas crafts from our Bostik Bloggers team. Every month, our Bostik bloggers use […]
My husband and I are pretty tight. We’re going on our 12th year of marriage, the first 7 of which was just the two of us, and it was a lot of fun. But now we’ve doubled ourselves by adding two young children. “Everything changes once you have kids,” they all said. And that’s quite […]
Stephanie Oswald My rambunctious three year old and curious six year old are all about everything fire trucks right now. The other day after visiting the fire station we headed home and had fun with this Fire Safety Printable I Spy Game! October is fire prevention month. Fire safety is an important topic to discuss […]
“Why won’t you stop crying already!” “Why are you crying…there’s nothing wrong” “Don’t make such a fuss about such a little thing…sheesh” “Calm down!” “Stop acting like a baby!” Any of these sound familiar? I know I’ve said each of these things…more than once. When your child cries, screams and fusses pretty much ALL the […]
(Inside: Do you battle over electronics with your kids? With these tips to work with your kids, instead of against them, you can end the battles over electronics!) “Hey, what would you do when I would ask you to turn off your electronics?” “I used to slam doors, yell, and explode.” Recently, I had a great […]
(Inside: You want to help your kids, but these 5 things are getting in the way. Find out 5 parenting traps that keep you from helping your kids with their behaviors.) “Stop it!” “Why can’t you just behave?” “Knock it off!” When you were growing up, your parents, grandparents, and teachers probably said all of […]
The secret to raising a healthy eater is simple: you have to teach kids to choose healthy foods. Here are a few tips: The post The secret to getting your kids to eat better appeared first on BabyScience.
As a family, we absolutely love exploring different places around the UK and finding hidden gems. We feel that the UK has so much to offer, there’s so much history here and many different fun family days out. And so over the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing some posts on a few […]
*This post is sponsored by Colgate, all opinions are 100% our own. Isn’t bedtime the craziest part of a day as a parent? I think one of the things that makes it such a challenge is that there are so many parts of bedtime, from baths to pjs, teeth brushing to tucking in your child […]
I’m so excited about this Halloween project, it turned out even better than I’d envisioned. It’s the quintessential MPMK project – easy enough for kids of all ages to get in on the action and the finished product is a decidedly stylish take on traditional Halloween decor. And did I mention how inexpensive […]