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 …

Day2DayParentingKids in the Kitchen: Involve kids in Cooking
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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 …

Betsy GamzaHow to Take Time Away for Yourself or Your Marriage
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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 …

Day2DayParentingEasy and Healthy Breakfast Tips
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Teaching Children Hand Washing Basics

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Hand Washing, Hygiene

Let’s face it, little kids’ hands get dirty-often! So teaching them when and how to wash their hands is an important part of their daily hygiene routine that should begin in toddlerhood. If you give your little ones the basics and make hand washing a part of their daily routine at home, it will become ingrained in them before they …

Tamara GuoTeaching Children Hand Washing Basics
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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 …

Betsy GamzaScreen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives
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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 …

Betsy GamzaNursing and Breastfeeding Tips for Busy Families
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Bottle Feeding Basics

Tamara Guo Bottle Feeding, Child Routines, Mealtime

In today’s market there are so very many choices for types of bottles and nipples that it can be overwhelming for any parent, especially a first time parent. Often you may have to try a few types of bottles and nipples until you find one that your baby likes best. Once you find the right bottle for your baby, be …

Tamara GuoBottle Feeding Basics
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What to Expect From a Lactation Consultant

Tamara Guo Lactation Consultants, Nursing, Parent Routines, Resources

As new Moms, we are told that nursing our babies is the best for them nutritionally and helps to develop a closeness and bond with our newborn. But what if you or your baby are having difficulty with breast feeding? Who can you turn to for advice and help besides friends or relatives that may have nursed their own children? …

Tamara GuoWhat to Expect From a Lactation Consultant