Try this with me: use the phrase “Asked and Answered” to end little kid nagging. Go on. I’ll wait here. Did it work? Ok, it is a tool.
Unique children’s artwork, inspired by special clothing from their lives.
Get kids to listen the first time with this helpful free webinar by Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions. We love Amy’s advice.
Teaching your child about money can start as early as when you say yes or no to the impulse items in the checkout line. Beth says, “Don’t avoid the situations where you’ll have to say no.”
When I began to see pink Valentine’s Day stuff flying across my screen about three weeks ago, I wanted to share something about making it boy-friendly. My six-year old son told me that Valentine’s Day is the most “humongous holiday of the year”, after Christmas and Halloween. He probably has a future at Martha Stewart […]
Thanks to blender brood mom Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos for letting us republish this post from her blog. Raisins in between the pads of the dogs’ paws. Stickers on their fur, in places they can’t reach. Dried bubble-blowing solution, somehow, behind their ears – like doggie perfume, perhaps? Water surrounding the water bowl, splashed over the edge […]
Here’s an unusual gift idea for a niece or nephew about whose age you aren’t super in-the-know. These Jelly Beadz (also sold as Orbeez) are hours of fun. My daughter filled a clear tub with a generous supply of them in order to create a spa experience for herself. She loves the feeling of the […]
If feeding your child stewed prunes and other high-fiber foods isn’t enough, it might be time to get serious with toddler constipation. One of my sons was consistently constipated after he began eating solids. He wasn’t stopped up for days on end — though that happens, ouch! — but he had many instances of Hurty Poop where constant straining […]
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]
I met our guest writer today, Nicola, at a cafe in Oakland. She — an Australian and a recent transplant to the Bay Area — questioned why our cafes don’t offer babyccinos to children who accompany their parents. I didn’t know what she meant, and asked her to explain, via a blog post. Nicola is […]
This weekend, my preschooler son asked if we could make Halloween decorations. I invented this easy and fun craft and it went great! Having kept him busy for hours, I can say that Recycled Jar Lanterns are my new go-to kid craft activity. Materials and instructions: We found some old jars of various shapes and sizes, […]
Thanks to our guest writer, Allison Kenny, mother and author, for this post. You know the moment. When your child’s eyes glaze over and they gear themselves up to throw an epic fit in Target…in the grocery store…at a friend’s house…on an airplane…and there you are: heat rising up the back of your neck, cheeks […]