As we approach the holiday season, there’s no denying that we’re all feeling a little bit apprehensive about what it might look like this year. Will we be able to gather with close family and friends? Are we really going to have to go without festive outings like visits to Santa and Christmas markets?
So, you’re having a baby! Whether you’re expecting your first little bundle of joy or you’re adding another child to your growing family, choosing a baby name can be a little overwhelming and stressful. There are thousands of top baby name lists you can browse online and baby name books you can read, but it often ends up feeling like you’re looking for the needle in a haystack!
Our kids’ learning is more screen-based than ever before. This is the age of educational apps, games, websites and video tutorials, which can all be useful learning tools. At the same time, it is extremely important to expose young children to tangible objects – like toys – that promote learning through touch, discovery, repetition and experimentation. Here are some recommended educational toys, organized by age group. (By the way, they’re also a lot of fun!)
The return to school typically brings a renewed sense of routine to your household. You may be dusting off the school lunch containers or resuming a structured schedule of evening activities. This is a great time to re-commit to meal planning and healthy food choices, even when you’re tight on time. To help you out, we’ve compiled kitchen-tested tips and tricks (organized by meal) for the upcoming school year.
Parents have our hands (and brains!) full this year when it comes to the return to school. Many of us have made a late in the game decision to send our children back to the classroom, at least part of the time.
During this year’s back-to-school season, you’ve got a lot coming at you. That’s why we created this Ultimate Back-to-School Guide, full of tips, advice and resources to help you prepare for whatever school situation your family is facing. Browse the listings below and click on the topics that are relevant to you.
Want to ease some of your child’s first-day-of-school butterflies? Cozy up together and read a story that will give them a better understanding of what’s ahead. The books we’re suggesting don’t gloss over the fact that kids may feel apprehensive about starting school – they address it head-on with patience, positivity, and humor.
Sometimes, kids need a little extra help with their schoolwork, and a basic Google search won’t cover it. For subject-specific online help, check out the cost-effective resources below.
Author Robert Fulghum spoke the truth with the phrase, “all I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” Even so, he probably didn’t know it all on the first day.