Parenting

Can I hear the magic word, please?

“I’m cold!” – the demanding voice from the back seat.  My husband’s hand stretches towards the car AC controls.  I am gently pushing it back towards the steering wheel.  “Cold!” – the voice becomes nastier.  This time around daddy manages to turn down the AC dial.  I swiftly dial it back.  An evil mom freezing [...]

Teach your child not to interrupt in one simple step

Mom, mom, mom… How many times did you child try to ask you something when you were talking to someone? I bet, many! How to teach children to wait and not interrupt, but to show them that you know that they want to ask something? We loved the article by Kate Gribble on www.aneverydaystory.com about how to teach [...]

Visiting Art Museums with kids. Real treat for family fun

Time to do something really special with the whole family. Park? Naaah, something new, something exciting, educational and fun. Science Museum? Been there. Aquarium? Done that. Zoo? Those animals are already sick and tired of our staring at them so often. Art Museum? Art Museum? With Kids?! Yeah, baby! We LOVE going to art museums. [...]

Perfect Night Time Routine for a Busy Toddler

There are many mistakes to make while putting a baby or tot to sleep. Important question is – how to fix it? First and foremost: I DO NOT believe in crying it out methods.  Not a little bit.  Not “I’ll sit by the door”.  Not “just for five minutes.”  It is unnatural to the baby, [...]

Baby Names for Girls Inspired by the Famous Literary Characters

For centuries parents have been naming their children by baby names from the literature. We present the top 20 literary baby names that are inspired by memorable book characters. We collected a selection of the most popular and distinctive baby girls names from classic, children and popular books. Sometimes these names are derived from their [...]

Great Party Games and Activities for Toddlers

We have discussed the Perfect Birthday Party for a Perfect Toddler in detail.  That blog post had some games that we were playing at my youngest boy’s birthday party.  That post goes into details how we set up this party, how to search for hidden treasures in a rice box, how to make a fun [...]