Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a bit longer than usual, but it’s well worth the read. We promise. Grab a cup of tea (or other beverage of your choice), get comfy, and get ready to be inspired! (You might want to have some tissues handy, too, because the video will likely bring you to heart-warming, love-gushing tears.) Read more
It’s always awesome to spend time with your loved ones playing games, watching favorite movies, and simply laughing together. Though, as we’ve all experienced firsthand, things don’t always go as planned on family outings — and sometimes family fun can mean family fail. From faceplants to falls to not-so-picture-perfect moments, we’ve rounded up the best 15 hilarious family fun fails for your enjoyment!
We’ve all experienced the heavy weight of grogginess in the morning. In the worst scenarios, that “fog” can last for hours into the day. It can be really frustrating to try to figure out why we simply “can’t wake up” and really focus on the work that needs to be done, and on some days it feels like relying on caffeine is truly the only solution. But what if we told you there’s a lot going on behind the scenes, and that clearing that morning fog is biologically super easy? Read on to learn how to get rid of morning grogginess with a simple and unexpected trick!
If your little one is starting preschool this fall, you’re likely aware of all the new experiences you and your child will be having. Drop-offs and pick-ups will provide a rollercoaster of emotion, and you’ll be eager to hear what fun activities happened in the classroom each day. One major change that preschool brings is something many parents don’t think about: Nap time and bedtime! According to the National Sleep Foundation, children aged 3-5 need about 11 to 13 hours of sleep each day. In addition, many preschoolers nap during the day. Busy days and an entirely new schedule means your child may face difficulties napping at normal times (or napping at all!). You may also face new difficulties at bedtime as your child adjusts to a new schedule. But the transition to preschool can be totally manageable with a little help from our Preschool Prep: 10 tips for nap and bedtime transition! Read on to hear the best tips for helping your child get used to the new sleep schedule that his exciting days starting preschool will bring. Read more
We’re confident that all new parents could agree: One of the most tiresome parts of caring for a newborn is hearing that mourning cry at 2:00am… and 4:30am… and 6:30am… While night feeding can be quite a chore, parents of babies may be surprised to learn that breastfeeding at night has some surprising benefits! Nighttime breastfeeding can increase milk supply, teach baby to sleep for longer stretches, and even give you the benefit of more sleep. Read on to see our 6 surprisingly awesome facts about nighttime breastfeeding!