Parenting Spotlight

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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!(…)

Temper Tantrums:  Help for Children and Parents

Temper Tantrums: Help for Children and Parents

“I want BOTH! You are really mean!” When those or similar words pop out of a young child’s mouth, most adults are at a loss how best to respond to the ensuing meltdown. In Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and how She Outgrew Them, bestselling author Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. shows how strong but perfectly normal(…)

Mealtime with the Kids Shouldn’t Be An Aerobic Workout

Mealtime with the Kids Shouldn’t Be An Aerobic Workout

We’ve all been there…having just placed your little one’s neatly cut up meal on their high chair tray, you finally sit down to enjoy your own meal, and glance over to see the food strewn all over the floor! How do they do that so fast!? When was the last time you actually sat down(…)

Solution:  Portable High Chair For Families on the Go

Solution: Portable High Chair For Families on the Go

Summer is winding down and kids are back in school.  This by no means has us slowing down.  In fact, I think we are outside more during the transition to fall and in the fall than we are in the summer.  The weather (in my opinion) is nicer and more comfortable.  It’s not too hot(…)

Oh-So-Cozy Matching Car Seat Canopy & Blanket Sets for Wee Ones!

Oh-So-Cozy Matching Car Seat Canopy & Blanket Sets for Wee Ones!

August and September are busy months for us with weddings and baby showers. Looking for the right gift outside of a registry can be hard.  You want something nice and practical.  We love the car seat canopies and minky dot blankets from BabyB Brand.  They are adorable, priced well and beautifully made with quality materials.  This(…)

Owner’s Manuals Every Parent Should Have

Owner’s Manuals Every Parent Should Have

How many times have you heard, “I wish they came with an owner’s manual?”  At one time or another, no matter the age of your children you have at least had this thought.  Today we present two great parenting books that fall into the arena of “owner’s manuals.” The baby owner’s manual At Last! A(…)