When it comes to being a parent, we worry about everything from our children’s education to what they’re eating (and everything in between). One element that’s often overlooked however is the health of our children’s eyes, which is odd when you consider how important they are to an overall high quality of life, as well as helping children develop and grow in the modern world.
Luckily, keeping our children’s eyes healthy isn’t as hard as you might think, it just involves some diligence Read more [...]
Puzzles are more than a source of entertainment. Playing with puzzles, specifically for young children, helps increase problem solving abilities and reasoning skills. In order to complete it, strategies must be thought out and developed. Puzzles also assist with developing cognitive skills and spatial awareness is fostered, as well. Placing a piece in its proper space necessitates the use of hand and eye coordination, which is developed as a similar action is done over and over until a toddler finds Read more [...]
You loved your Mini Cooper, you proudly drove your Chevy Spark but suddenly you find yourself in need of a larger, more accommodating vehicle because you’re expecting a baby. The saying “babies change everything” can certainly ring true as it relates to cars as well. What worked for 1 or 2 may no longer work with baby and their necessary gear. Here’s a list of 3 different types of vehicles that fit the bill when it comes to adding your new bundle of joy.
4-Door sedans need not equal Read more [...]
Just like the real world, the Internet has a darker side, with teens likely to stray into it. According to New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff, “Leaving children unsupervised on the internet is like giving them the keys to a Porsche and letting them loose on the motorway”. Fortunately, cell phone monitoring technology is there to save the day by allowing parents to keep tabs on their kids 24/7. Once app in particular, namely ShieldMyTeen, is doing an exceptionally good job of Read more [...]
Letting your teen drive can be an overwhelming experience for both you and your young driver. Following a few simple steps, however, can help ease your mind. Make sure you've gone over the following checklist before your teen gets behind the wheel.
Make Sure Your Teen is Familiar With the Car
This means more than knowing where the ignition and the CD player are located. Can your teen locate and turn on the windshield wipers while driving? Does he or she know how to turn on and off the ‘brights’ Read more [...]
Bringing up a baby is a tough job at the best of times but what about if you need to do it on a tight budget? This might seem impossible but by making some smart choices it can be done.
Choose Second Hand Purchases
Buying second hand items can slice a huge amount off your monthly expenses. You can clothes, toys and all sorts of other stuff in this way. Some parents are a bit wary of buying pre-owned items for their little ones but this shouldn’t really be a worry. After all, you just Read more [...]
Every parent enjoys spending some quality time with their children. The thing is, being that kids are always looking for something new and interesting to do, sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge coming up with ways to keep them interested. If you can relate to where we're coming from, you've come to the right article.
Our pastime recommendation? How about making some gift baskets? Not only are they a crafty thing that you and your children can do together but once you both are done, it is Read more [...]
The child bed specialists at Bedz R Us aim to give new mothers one less thing to worry about, ensuring your little one a restful night’s sleep from toddler age and beyond. But what can you do to combat the daily stresses and strains of motherhood? Raising a child comes with a mountain of responsibility, but fail to look out for yourself once in a while and this responsibility is in danger of caving in on you.
Injecting a few breathers and ‘me-time’ moments into your routine can make the Read more [...]
While it's certainly fun to spend time hanging out with the whole family, many mothers also find that they like to set aside special time for each child to get out and do something fun without everyone else around. Whereas sons may be more interested in getting dirty with a rousing round of pick-up football in the backyard or a trip down to the local creek to dig in the mud and find frogs, there are likely activities that mothers and daughters will find more enjoyable. This isn't to say that girls Read more [...]
When planning your baby shower, not only do you need to consider food, cake and your venue but you should also plan your favors. These favors can be tied in to the party theme or they can just be about babies and pregnancy! It always is thoughtful for the host or momto-be to give the guests a parting gift to that them for being a part of such a special day in your life. Here are 5 creative baby shower favor ideas for you to consider when planning your guest favors.
Ready to POP! A cute, unique Read more [...]