Category: Kids

Is Your Child Water-Safe?

One of the alarming trends I’ve seen in the past decade is a willingness, even eagerness to label a very young child as water safe simply because that child can swim short distances by herself. Often, this modified dog paddle is achieved through intensive swim programs that guarantee your child will be swimming in one week or ten days. While I understand the desire to get a child swimming as quickly as possible, especially in places like L.A. where pools and pool based activities are a part of life, its important to realize that in order for a child...

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Sleep during the Summer Months

When I was a kid, summer was my absolute favorite time of year, and the same was definitely true of my teenage years. You get a chance to take a break from all the stress of school and basically do not have a single care in the world. However, no matter how awesome the summer was (and they’re usually pretty awesome), by the time September comes around both my parents and I are happy that it is over just because of one thing – that I’ll have a chance to start sleeping at night once again. Seriously, I’m pretty...

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Master Your Summer Camp Routine In 5 Easy Steps

This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are my own. Any commission I might make  helps me keep this website running. Thank you for your support! (Disclosure page) Your littles are about to start camp or have just started. This means a whole new morning routine, not to mention a new pick-up and drop off routine and then there’s all the changes of clothes and lunches! Getting adjusted to summer vacation can be difficult whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom! Not to worry… I’ve got some great tips that I think will help...

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5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Eat Veggies

Vegetables are a very important part of your child’s diet, but the way your children act when you ask them to eat their veggies you might think that you are trying to poison them or something! There is no need to fret, however. There are a lot of ways in which you can get your kids to eat a healthier diet, one that is full of healthy vegetables that would make them grow up to be healthy and strong. Here are 5 ways to get your kids to eat veggies. 1. Just Cook One Thing:  It might be tempting...

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Why STEM Learning Is Important & How to Encourage It!

A fresh look into why S.T.E.M learning is so important and how to encourage your kids to pursue STEM even if they don’t already love math and science! “So…what do you want to be when you grow up?” Ahhh the age-old question. We hear it all the time, we ask it all the time, and seriously – did any of us know then? Do any of us even know now?! When I was a kid, I wanted to be radio DJ. That was quickly superseded by my ambitions to become a high power advertising executive which was then totally...

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Raising Healthy Eaters Without Losing Your Mind

Do you worry about your kid’s eating habits? Are they eating enough healthy foods? Are they getting enough fruits, vegetables or vitamins? If so, you’re not alone! Poor nutrition can impact a child’s immune system or result in behavioral, developmental, or growth issues. If you’re reading this post, chances are that you want to know how to teach your kid healthy eating habits and by the end of this post, you’ll have some great new ideas to try out! Kids are awesome most of the time, and I know I’m not alone when I say that our lives would...

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Teaching Your Kids the Art of Photography (When You’re Not a Photographer)

Photography is fun. It’s a marvelous combination of art and technology that we all enjoy and admire. The digital revolution, followed by the smartphones revolution, has taken it leaps forward and made it extremely popular and accessible for all, including kids. OUR kids. If you have ever wondered how your kids see the world, or wanted to get to know them better, teaching them photographer and seeing what and how they photograph is a great way to do that. How many times did you give your kids your camera or smartphone and just let them take some photos? Plenty of...

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