When you’re raising a family, it can be difficult to find time to get away. There will always be something going on, whether it’s personal or family commitments. As national holidays like Memorial Day come around, you may be checking your calendar and itching to get out of town. How can you get away for a bit and still make sure that everyone enjoys the trip, including your toddlers?
Now that Spring has arrived, does this sound familiar: You walk into the living room or den on a bright, sunny day only to find several heads bent down and staring into a little glowing screen? If you think about how much time your kids are spending with their tech, instead of outside getting fresh air and vitamin D from the sunshine, you might be worried. And you would have good reason to be.
Every holiday season, there is debate about whether pets should be given as gifts. The argument against this practice is that kids often get bored of their presents – and when it comes to an animal or pet, this could result in pets needing to be re-homed. We want to avoid this as much as possible. It’s a valid concern, but it’s certainly not the case every time a kid gets a pet for Christmas.
Welcome to our ‘Scoop On Stuff’ round-up: The Holiday Edition! ‘Tis the season – of warmth, of joy, and of giving special gifts to loved ones. From learning apps to car safety solutions, and personalized toddler sets to fashion-forward mom and baby gear, we’ve got some holiday cheer! Here are some of our favorite new […]
I laughed when I saw this cartoon that depicts the challenges of hosting dinners for groups of people with diverse nutritional requirements, e.g., vegan, allergic to gluten, on a cleanser, et cetera. So true! It reminded me that my husband Gary and I have made some changes in how we now often entertain.
Dr. Gramma Karen: Jane, after I read Donne Davis’s blog about your latest and fourth book, I immediately read it and hoped I would have a chance to interview you. And, happily, here we are!
Rather than focus on the excellent content of your book about grandparenting, I would like to ask you a few questions about the process you went through to write it.
Green spaces matter to your family’s overall health and enjoyment. Studies reveal the power of nature to inspire positive mood and creativity while free play grows a child’s imagination and social skills.
For the musically inclined, parents should be paying attention to what their little ones listen to because it is critical to a young mind’s development. “Ready or Not!,” the latest album from The Not-Its! and released on Sept. 21, displays positive and relatable themes to children through an indie, or rather, “kindie,” sound.