The starting line begins with Halloween and the finish line ends with New Year’s Day. The “Holiday Race” has officially begun.
This time of the year can be just as exciting as it is stressful for many parents. While many moms may love putting together creative costumes and buying every decoration they see, anxiety may also be very present. Between the planning and purchasing that goes into the holidays, parents may find this time of the year quite stressful when it should be enjoyed with loved ones.
Being I was extremely pregnant at this time last year, I didn’t have much energy to do any of the activities I look forward to in the fall....This year we will venture out to pumpkin patches and festivals and watch Halloweentown too many times. We will dress the girls in overalls and plaid flannels and go for stroller rides through the changing leaves. Most importantly, we will find fun costumes for not only our girls to wear, but also for us.
The thing is we don’t have any idea what we are doing yet.
It’s official - we’re in Kindergarten! Well my daughter to be exact, but it sure felt like we all started school with her last week. The struggle is real! The change in schedule has been hard for all of us, but here are my 4 biggest tips to survive the new schedule and challenges that comes with it as a working mom.
We recently enjoyed a long weekend away from the kids to head to Sonoma, and Grandma was nice enough to babysit. We have a two-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl, so there still are things that they aren’t able to tell her they need. So writing it down is very important! In all the chaos of you leaving, there is no way Grandma is going to remember the things you tell her - or know what you know. I highly suggest writing it all down in order to make it easy on her, and to ease your own mind.
Teaching your children how to brush their teeth -- and care about brushing -- is an endless battle. And it’s easy to give in and give up. But you’ll hate yourself when your child is sitting in the dentist’s chair getting a cavity filled! Try these tips to turn your kids on to brushing their teeth.
Creating a registry for your new baby can be very overwhelming. You are new to this whole parenting thing and you want to be prepared for your baby’s arrival. The registry lists that stores give you can make you feel like every item is essential. They make it seem like you must be a terrible parent if you don’t want your baby’s bottom to be toasty warm every time they are changed, or that you are failing parenting if your newborn is not ready to hit the runway decked out from head to toe. Here are 5 things I would definitely leave off my registry if I were to do it all again!
Emilie, the master Mommee mind behind Mommee Coffee, just moved her family and she can totally relate to this great graphic from Ward North American that gives extremely helpful tips on how to help your kids adjust before and after a move.
As the mother of a 1, 3, and 5 year old, I know that getting your kids to fall asleep can be tricky, but setting up a calming sleep space and being consistent with a routine can help bedtime go more smoothly, and more importantly, allow you to have some much needed quiet time in the evening.
It’s holiday season and the idea of flying anywhere with your small baby probably sounds like a nightmare, but here are some reasons why traveling with your 3 to 6 month old is awesome. You won’t want to miss out on this golden window for travel!
There may be no easy fix to cure your toddler’s cold, but there are things you can do to help them get through the long days (and yours)! Here are a few recommendations shared by our pediatrician, but you should always take the advice of your own pediatrician first. These are just meant to be helpful guidelines.