Parenting Advice

How NOT to do an art project with your kids

Two kids.  One itsy-bitsy art project to unleash their creativity.  No brainer supplies.  No difficult directions.  Tons of room for self-expression.  Setting it up outside, on a warm sunny day, to enjoy the fresh air and easy mess clean up.  Can’t go crazy-wrong, right?  WRONG!   The idea is rather sudden, so we are getting [...]

Start the new school year off on the right foot!

With the summer rolling towards the end, we all get infected with the Back To School rush. Backpack?  Here.  Lunch Box?  Pretty.  Gazillion of pencils and notebooks?  All ready to be lost and demolished. Tee-shirts, sneakers and pants?  In neat piles in a closet.  Labels?  Stick them on. Socks?!.  Oh, good, all here.   What else? [...]

Employers have to find solutions to support nursing women at work

As per the latest statistics, mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the work force in the U.S. It means that companies and employers have to find solutions to help working women balance their work and children. One of the major issues on this agenda is to support the nursing moms. More than 75% of mother [...]

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 [...]

Five common mistakes putting their baby or toddler to bed

We just came back from a trip late at night.  Everyone is super tired, super excited.  My toddler woke up twice this night.  My five year old showed up in our bedroom at 3am.  My older one overslept and barely made it to the bathroom.  That’s unusual for us, but sleep is all I can [...]

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, [...]