Parenting Spotlight

Guest Blog Posts about Parenting, Family and Kids

5 Ways to Create a Positive Home Environment for Your Children

5 Ways to Create a Positive Home Environment for Your Children

There is a growing body of evidence that authenticates the necessity of raising children in a positive home environment, but there are many parents who don’t realize exactly what this means. While we may feel like we are doing the right thing, there are times when we are operating under multigenerational family habits, which are(…)

Calendars for 2018:  Moms Can Do Anything

Calendars for 2018: Moms Can Do Anything

It’s a tradition in our house to get my mother, aka grandma, a wall calendar for the coming year.  Her requirement is large spaces to write the many adventures she will join us on in the coming year. This year, we’ve gone with “Mary Engelbreit’s Moms Can Do Anything” wall calendar. While this is a(…)

Fertility Foods:  New Cookbook for Women Trying to Conceive

Fertility Foods: New Cookbook for Women Trying to Conceive

Struggling with infertility can be one of the most frustrating experiences for women looking to conceive. Rather than juggle multiple prescription medications all while scheduling an endless series of doctors’ visits, Fertility Foods helps women to seek better results—just by changing their diet. Created by RDN certified experts, Fertility Foods provides powerful nutritional benefits and more than 100 nutritious(…)

Introducing Mindful Kids: First Activity Deck to Reduce Childhood Stress & Anxiety

Introducing Mindful Kids: First Activity Deck to Reduce Childhood Stress & Anxiety

“We cannot say enough good things about Mindful Kids, an activity deck of gorgeously illustrated cards graced with concise, enjoyable mindfulness activities. . .The brevity and clarity of those activities make them highly engagingandgreatly enhances the likelihood of their becoming part of adailypractice. Though geared towards children, the playfulvisualizations and exercises are powerful, life-changing tools that(…)

How to Help Your Children Get Their Best Sleep Ever

How to Help Your Children Get Their Best Sleep Ever

As a parent, you know the importance of making sure your child gets enough sleep. But sometimes, like adults, children have trouble falling or staying asleep. Here are some tips for helping make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep. How Much Sleep Is Best? Image via Flickr by Amanda Truss /clash First, figure(…)

The Happiest Kids in the World

The Happiest Kids in the World

Calling all stressed-out parents: Relax! Imagine a place where young children play unsupervised, don’t do homework, have few scheduled “activities” . . . and rank #1 worldwide in happiness and education. A place where babies sleep 15 hours a day, teenagers rebel only minimally and parents enjoy an enviable work-life balance.  It’s not a fantasy—it’s the Netherlands!(…)