Did you know that some experts recommend that for a healthy relationship, couples should go on at least one date night per week? Sounds pretty nice until reality settles in and you remember how hard it is to leave young kids at bedtime, find a good babysitter, pay for the sitter, pay for the date, and find the energy to even get out of the house!
But, just because you’re not getting out, doesn’t mean you can’t have a date. Simply taking the time to focus on one another (instead of the TV or your computer) can do wonders for your relationship!
Here are 17 stay at home date ideas for after the kids go to sleep: Read more
Why is a fox one of those animals that everyone loves so much? Is it their clever, intelligent, and mischievous eyes? Its big bushy tail? Or is it that they’re so mysterious tucked away in their dens with their adorable cubs? Whatever the reason is, we’re in love like everyone else. So much so that we simply had to bring back our beloved Frankie the Fox sound soother, plush pal. Today, we’re celebrating his return by sharing all things foxes: crafts, clothing, decor, and more. Get ready for oodles of foxy fun!
Mama, dada, no, yes, hi, bye – the first words out of the mouths of babes are pretty universal, but the second phase of learning to talk involves a lot more variety. Sometimes aaawww-worthy adorable. Sometimes unexpectedly offensive. And sometimes downright hilarious. Today we’re sharing 40 funny toddler mispronunciations so you can get your giggle on. Share your own examples in the comments for a chance to win Frankie the Fox! Read more
Somewhere between the ages of 2 and 3 ½ (though there’s no set age), your wee one is going to need to move from her crib to a bed. It’s a sticky time, for both you and your child. They’ll have new fears – and freedoms to wander. You’ll have new fears about their freedom to wander. It may be unchartered territory for you, but, as with every step of the parenting journey, many have done it before and you get to learn from their experiences. Here are 10 tricks for transitioning to a big kid bed. Read more
Any parent of a toddler is very familiar with the kicking, screaming, and general chaos these tiny humans are capable of creating. Even people who aren’t parents have probably witnessed it at a grocery store or restaurant or some other public place. Toddlers have tantrums. It’s just a fact of life. “Many of the meltdowns children experience between about 9 and 30 months old arise from the frustration of not being able to communicate,” says pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene. “Their ideas far outstrip their language skills.” If you put yourself in those shoes – being upset about something but having no way to communicate it – the tantrums make more sense. But, sometimes tantrums are the result of something bigger and more concerning. Today we’re sharing some expert advice about toddler tantrums: when to worry. Read more