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Tips for Having House Guests With Young Children

Day2DayParenting Houseguests, Parent Routines

When you have a young child, having guests can be just as challenging as traveling to someone else’s home. Below you will find tips to ease SOME of the stress with hosting overnight guests as well as preparing guests for your arrival. Preparation will be your best friend when it comes to planning, packing, and making sure everyone involved is …

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Preparing Kids for Medical Appointments

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Expected Behavior by Age, Medical Appointments, Parent Routines

Children learn pretty quickly that when they are out in public, you are less likely to scold, or discipline them because of all the other people around. You may be more likely to “give in” at that moment just to stop the screaming. Sometimes kids may take advantage of this by saving their best tantrum for the grocery store line …

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The Importance Of Cuddling Your Children

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Cuddle Time, Parent Routines, Sleep Routines

Most parents love snuggling with their babies but they feel like at a certain age kids may be too old for “cuddle time”. This is not the case! Hugging is SO beneficial for not just kids, but humans in general. Several research studies seem to confirm that cuddling your children is not only pleasurable for both of you, but can …

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Using Meal Planning in Your Lunch & Dinner Routine

Day2DayParenting Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Child Routines, Meal Preparation, Mealtime, Parent Routines

Ah! The moment when you realize you forgot to plan something for lunch or dinner. You are at a loss for what to make and everything is either frozen or cereal. There has to be something better, and there is! Meal times shouldn’t be stressful. But how do you make them less stressful and yet nutritious? One simple thing can …

Day2DayParentingUsing Meal Planning in Your Lunch & Dinner Routine
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5 Ways to Celebrate Dad On Father’s Day

Day2DayParenting Daddy Time, Parent Routines

Father’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s the perfect time to tell the special father in your life just how important he is! If you’re looking for great ideas to help dad know just how loved he is this Father’s Day, you’re in luck! Here’s a list of 5 great ways to celebrate Dad on Father’s …

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Kids in the Kitchen: Involve kids in Cooking

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Meal Preparation, Parent Routines

They say the heart of the home is the kitchen – but often you have tiny hands pulling at you for your attention. You wonder to yourself “How am I ever going to get food made and on the table?” The easiest answer is to get those tiny hands into action. Here are some great ways that you can involve …

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How to Take Time Away for Yourself or Your Marriage

Betsy Gamza Parent Routines, Time Away

In today’s busy culture, the demands of work and family are very real! If you are involved in community activities outside of your work, then you may have extra demands. Once you arrive back at home, your family needs you. The backpacks and schools need you, there are phone calls to make, and emails to send. There are also piles of laundry piling …

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Easy and Healthy Breakfast Tips

Day2DayParenting Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Child Routines, Meal Preparation, Mealtime, Parent Routines

The beeping of the alarm rustles you from your peaceful slumber—you reach out of bed and shut it off and wish that the sandman could come visit you for a few more minutes; but alas morning has come. Often mornings are so hectic that taking time to eat breakfast is lost in the shuffle; but we all know that breakfast …

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Screen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Betsy Gamza Child Routines, Computer Time, Parent Routines, Quiet Time, Screen Time

Computers are everywhere! No matter which direction we turn, access to a computer – or more specifically “screen time” – is everywhere we look. In many homes, computers and other ways to access the internet are available in almost every room of the house. As parents, we want what is best for our children. If we listen to the commercials …

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Nursing and Breastfeeding Tips for Busy Families

Betsy Gamza Child Routines, Mealtime, Nursing, Nursing, Parent Routines

Breastfeeding a baby is probably one of the most amazing experiences that any woman can encounter. As mammals, nature created our bodies so that we will produce the necessary milk for our young. The most recent recommendations from pediatricians have even been to nurse (or formula feed) your baby exclusively for the first six months of life before introducing solid …

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