Outdoor Play Activities for Toddlers
Toddlers can be a handful when they get bored. The secret is not to let them! Well, that and wearing them out (early bedtime is a lifesaver).
Outdoors is a toddler’s happy place, and studies show that playing outside has many health benefits for the mind and body.
Here are some great outdoor activities to do with your toddler.
How to Select a Lake Float
The key to making lake days memorable is to bring the fun, and the right lake float is one of the best ways to play or relax on the water.
There are many different types of lake floats, and with so many great options, how do you choose the best one for you and your family?
This guide will walk you through everything you need to know when choosing a lake float.
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Cellphone Safety for Teens and Tweens
One of the biggest questions parents have today is, “When should my child get a cell phone?” And to go along with it, “How can I keep my tween safe on a cell phone?”
There is no easy answer to what the right age is because what is right for one child is not necessarily the right one for the next child. Each one is different; times are different, phones are different, and the world is different.
Here are some of the most important things to consider when deciding to get your child a smartphone.
Troomi Safe Phone Honest Review
Kids are getting phones earlier than they did just a few years ago, and in this age of technology, communication between parents and children is vital. While I want to make sure I can communicate with my children, I know it can be unsafe to hand a tween or even a teen a smartphone.
I was pleasantly surprised when I learned about the Troomi phone and then tried it out with my child. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this phone, but it definitely exceeded any expectations I had.
Click Here to Read the Honest Review of the Troomi Kids’ Phone
100 Great Quotes From Great Moms
Being a mom is the most wonderful, impossible, thrilling, and difficult thing to do. Motherhood makes you laugh until you cry, scream with rage, smile so big your cheeks hurt, fall on the couch exhausted, and it is simply a great adventure every single day. We have collected 100 great quotes from great moms that will inspire you, make you laugh, give you an extra boost, and help you to know you are not alone in motherhood.
Photography Basics for Teens and Tweens
Photography helps you to learn to be creative and view the world differently. Not only do you get to explore and test out what works best, but you get to define your own personal style. Just like a painting or a drawing, photography is a type of art that lets you choose what looks and feel defines you.
Click here to get started with choosing a camera and learning how to compose, take, edit, and share your pictures.
Home Vs. Hospital Birth – Which is Right for You?
If you had told me when I was a newlywed that I would birth one of my babies in my bedroom, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Yet there I was, almost eleven years later, giving birth to my fourth child in a tub at the foot of my bed.
Between my 5 babies, I’ve had a home birth, two hospital births without epidurals, one hospital birth with an epidural, and a birth center birth. I’ve also attended dozens of births in lots of different hospitals and birth centers.
Because of this, I feel uniquely aware of the different things women need to consider when choosing their ideal birth location.
Click here to learn more about what to consider when choosing the best birth modality for you and your baby.
Dinosaur Art Projects for Kids
Does your toddler love dinosaurs? My son recently went to a dinosaur museum for the first time, and it is all he talks about now. He loved seeing the ginormous dinosaurs and can’t wait to go back.
Crafts are a great way to help children develop fine motor skills, use their creativity, and create bonding time for the parent and child.
Here are 3 easy dinosaur crafts that you can do with your toddlers anytime.
gabb Watch 2 In-Depth Review
Parents want a way to communicate with and keep track of their kids, but a cell phone isn’t the answer for younger kids. Whether it’s a simple check-in after getting to a friend’s house or seeing a child got home safely from school, this communication is important for both parent and child.
I was excited when I first heard about the Gabb Watch. It can call and text and even has GPS tracking so parents can see where kids are.
I have been pleasantly surprised at our experience with this watch. Click here to read the full review!
Parental Control Apps for Kids
The online safety of our children is a major source of concern for parents. We all understand that images, videos, and predatory personalities online will harm our kids if exposed to them.
Thankfully, there are incredible apps designed by experts to give parents complete control of what their kids can and can’t do online. Most of these apps are free – or at least have free versions – and can be used on several different devices and platforms like iOS, Android, and macOS.
Click here to read about the 7 parental control apps you need to know to keep your kids safe online.
Indoor Games for Kids
Being a mom of four can be exhausting on a good day, but add in cold (or hot!) weather when sending kids out to play is not an option and you have chaos.
I soon learned I needed some fun activities that would burn off some energy and keep them busy.
Grab your kids and this list of 30 Games and Activities for hours of good old-fashioned fun!