Parenting Tips

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Thanksgiving

The unfortunate holiday that typically gets the short end of the stick is Thanksgiving. If you find that your traditions tend to miss out on that Thanksgiving vibe, here are a few suggestions for different ways to spice up your November with some extra thankfulness.

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably busy furnishing a nursery, creating a birth plan, choosing a name, and picking out baby clothing. However, pregnancy is also a very sensitive time for your health. After all, your health now affects your child’s health!

5 Tips To Relax Your Child Before Bed

There are some nights when your child feels sleepy and easily surrenders to bedtime, but other nights, you might as well be putting the Tasmanian devil to bed. Under these circumstances, it’s beneficial to incorporate some relaxing nighttime activities into your routine to get your child ready for bed.

7 Ways to Lower the Morning Stress Level in Your Home

Fall is in full swing. Pumpkin flavors everything from coffee to candles. Football dominates the weekends. And, the kids are busy with school, sports and other activities. Any parent will tell you that a busy school year usually means “morning madness”. One mom described trying to get her kids and herself out the door in the morning a “daily disaster.” 

5 Nanny Job Benefits to Consider When Hiring a Nanny

Hiring a nanny to come into your home and care for your little ones is a great choice; the individual attention and care your kids will receive with a nanny really can’t be beat. But remember, hiring a nanny automatically makes you an employer, whether you’d like to assume that role or not. As such, you’ll find yourself suddenly thinking about things like payroll, taxes, and contracts. Yikes!

Top Tips for Making Your Kitchen Safe for Kids

As a parent, all you want to do is protect your kid and make them happy. That’s why you spend money on the best school and quality toys. It’s all to create a safe world for them to grow up in, especially when it comes to the home.

Parents have the most environmental control over where you live, but sometimes there are dangers that get overlooked. The kitchen may be the most common place for accidents to occur since it’s used multiple times a day.

How to Handle Nanny Vacations, Holidays, and Sick Days

It’s easy enough to coordinate your vacation time with your nanny’s since that’s typically scheduled far enough in advance. But what about when she calls in sick? How will you handle situations when your nanny has to cancel at the last minute? Without a backup plan, it’s easy to be left in the lurch on those days.