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5 Strategies to Make Coparenting Easier

5 Strategies to Make Coparenting Easier

Let’s talk about coparenting, frankly. It can be an amazing thing when you and your ex see eye to eye about your child. When the two of you pick up on the same little tricks and pranks your kids are trying to pull on you both or perhaps share the firsts in your little ones’ lives, it can make you think, “Wow, divorce is not so bad. We can do this.” Read more

babysitting kit

Babysitting Kit

My daughter (13) is at that age now where she might want to start considering outside babysitting jobs.  She babysits for me all the time but hasn’t begun to babysit for others yet.  I was thinking about how I could make that transition easier for her and to ease my mind a little bit as well.  So that’s how the babysitter bag became to be.  It includes everything she needs for a successful babysitting night. Read more

10 Amazing Parenting Hacks

10 Amazing Parenting Hacks

Parenting is nothing less than a full time job but keeping an eye on your child 24/7 is quite possibly unrealistic and extremely time consuming. By saying that, I stumbled upon a video that has some of the simplest yet niftiest parenting hacks that almost any parent can utilize on a daily basis. Read more

When Can Baby Sleep with a Blanket?

When Can Baby Sleep with a Blanket?

Wait until your baby is at least 12 months old. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), soft bedding in a crib – like blankets and pillows – increases of the risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Safe alternatives to blankets are sleepers, sleep sacks, and wearable blankets. Read more

7 Reasons Not to Give Your Child a Cell Phone

7 Reasons Not to Give Your Child a Cell Phone

If your kids are angling for a smartphone of their own, know that you’re not alone. Sixty-four percent of adults believe that between 10-14 is the right age for a child to get their first cell phone, according to a study by American Express, while 10 percent think that under 10 is A-OK. It’s a major milestone that there isn’t much of a precedent for (after all, how old were you when you got your first phone? Probably not in the single digits!), and it’s important to wait until you feel completely comfortable with the decision and confident in your child’s maturity level. If your gut’s telling you that they’re too young, you should probably trust your instinct. Here’s why: Read more

Lies and Fibs

Lies and Fibs

When children don’t tell the truth it can be very worrying for parents. It is easy to become upset about the lie and to overlook what it means to the child.

It is important to understand the reasons why your child might lie before you react. Read more

Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

It is quite common for children of about three or four years of age to have an imaginary friend. This may be another child or could be a magical person or an animal. Sometimes the imaginary friends change as the child grows older. Read more