As if going through the hormonal and growth changes during adolescence wasn’t challenging enough, it can also wreak havoc on sleep and research shows most teens aren’t getting enough of it on a daily basis. Sleep is always important to health and well-being, no matter what age. But during this period in life when their bodies can grow a few inches in a few months and their brains are undergoing significant developmental changes, sleep deprivation can have serious repercussions. Here’s how puberty impacts sleep and tips to help your tweens and teens. Read more
Long, long gone are the days when a Mason jar’s main use was canning food. Today, Mason jars are being used in oodles of awesome ways. They make cute drinkware. They’re great for organizing craft or office supplies. You can fill them with DIY sugar scrubs to give as gifts. You can pop a candle in them for rustic party lighting. Oh, mighty Mason jar, is there anything you can’t do? One of our favorite new trends is the Mason jar meal. They’re fun to make; they’re fun to eat; and you can make a bunch at once, so you always have a healthy meal on hand – perfect for hectic days! Today we’re sharing 50 kid-friendly Mason jar meals that are mostly healthy and totally delicious. Bon appetit!
Can you believe it? Summer’s already over half-way over! Gah!! Whatever you’ve been doing thus far, now’s the time to amp it up and maximize every minute. Outside, inside, upside down – here’s the ultimate guide to summer family fun! Read more
Scary monsters. Falling off cliffs. Creepy clowns. Our imaginations can spawn infinite odd and eerie situations when we sleep. And you know who has the most active imaginations (typically)? Toddlers and young children. And at their young age, they can have a hard time distinguishing disturbing dreams from reality. It’s perfectly normal, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Hopefully, these tips will, though. Here’s how to talk to your kids about nightmares and expert advice for easing their anxiety. Read more
Interested in creating a safari themed room for your little wild ones? There are tons of fun ways to do it and it can reflect almost any type of aesthetic. Like a clean, modern look? Then use some stark, bold animal imagery in black and white. Like a super classic look? Hang old-fashioned prints of animals and maps with deep browns and beiges. Want some whimsey? Have monkeys hanging all over the room from painted vines. Want it to make it super fun and unique? Build a treehouse that your kids climb up into for bed every night. See what we mean? Get inspired and have fun exploring our 100+ ideas for a safari themed child’s room!