Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With summer comes spending lots of time outdoors. The beautiful weather may make you forget your worries and be careless about safety precautions. A high percentage of injury-related emergency room visits happen during the summer months, many that could be prevented. Keep your kids safe this summer by following these tips:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Independence Day is a lot of fun to celebrate! Kids of all ages enjoy picnics, parades, fireworks, and festive games and activities. But why do we do all this? And how do you explain it to young children? Here are some ideas to help explain the importance of Independence Day with your children.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Did you know? July is National Ice Cream Month! President Reagan designated it as such in 1984, and set aside the 3rd Sunday of each July as National Ice Cream Day. This year we celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 15, 2012, just a few days away. Considering July is usually rather hot, this is perfect timing to enjoy a cool treat on a hot day. There are so many delicious flavors of ice cream, and below are some fun recipes to enjoy with your family.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
There are a number of classic, all-American essential aspects of summer - those things that you have to do at least once during the season. Making a trip to the local swimming pool is a must, also celebrating the 4th of July, likely with fireworks. The sweltering heat of July and August can make most families long for a little time away from real life. And every year, families pile into their vehicle for the quintessential road trip.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Packing for a vacation with children can be daunting and overwhelming. Below is a list of tips to help make packing and your trip go more smoothly. The specific items you will need will depend on the age of your child(ren), your destination, and travel method.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Traveling with a baby can be pretty scary for many parents. I know that as a first time mom, when I travelled to Asia to visit family with my then 1 year old daughter four years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, I prepared for the worst and hoped for the best on that trip. I was pretty lucky because we flew the red eye and my daughter ended up sleeping 12 out of the 15 hours we were on that plane. Now, as a mother of two, the idea of traveling overseas with 2 little ones wasn’t exactly appealing to me.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Even if you have done it many times before having children, flying with kids can be very daunting, especially for longer flights. The best thing you can do is to plan ahead and do your research. And don’t take it personally if your child disturbs others, just try to remain calm and do your best to calm your child.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Entertaining young kids while traveling can be a challenge. Portable electronics, books, and toys can help to pass the time, but those often only last for a limited time. Below are some interactive ideas to help beat travel boredom!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
With summer comes playing outside! Finding fun and safe outdoor activities that are new and exciting can be challenging. Here is a list of fun outdoor activities.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
As you can imagine, having a child with multiple food allergies is not easy. Mealtime, and food in general, are such a natural part of our day to day lives – food is a symbol of love and affection, it is part of how we socialize, and in many cases, we take food for granted. As a society here in America, we eat meals without thinking much about how each bite impacts our health and well-being.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I’m a tree-hugging flower child at heart, but I’m also a modern momma who works full time; so while I want to be as “green" as I can to help save my beloved Mother Earth, sometimes convenience wins out over eco-friendliness. But one decision I’m happy that I’ve made is to cloth diaper my daughter.