4 Tips To Get Your Kid to Eat (Almost) Anything

If you have kids, then you know how tough it is sometimes to get them to try new foods. Here are some golden rules for getting your kids to eat almost anything. Be strategic when meal planning- When planning meals, you want to be strategic with the foods you offer. You can do this by […]

Fun and Free Kids Playdate Ideas and Activities

With the kids out of school, summer presents the ideal time to schedule some play dates so that your child stays connected with their friends over the summer and to also help them develop skills in the areas of language, play and social. Here are some fun and free playdate ideas and activities for kids. […]

3 Room Cleaning Games for Kids

You are probably used to going into your kid’s room and stepping on something; whether it is a toy car, Lego, plastic Army soldier or nail polish bottle, you know it is annoying. Your kids will love cleaning their room with these fun cleaning games. You can choose what you want for incentives but some […]

25+ Christmas Jokes for Kids

  Looking for some fun and cute Christmas jokes you can share with your kids? Here are some kids Christmas jokes to help get your family in the holiday spirit. Know a great Christmas joke for kids I missed? Leave it in the comments below!   Q. What do you get if you cross mistletoe and […]

5 Trick or Treating Tips for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders

  Looking for some ways to help your sensitive child enjoy the upcoming festivities for Halloween?  The American Occupational Therapy Association offers the following tips for caregivers to make Halloween a positive experience for children with sensory challenges and offer fun alternatives to increase participation in the activities: While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin […]

Tips for Making Business Travel (and Being Away From Your Kids) Easier

  While being a working mom is tough in many regards, one of the things I struggle with the most is when I have to travel without my family. The time apart is tough for all of us, and in addition to not seeing each other, there’s all the extra planning, arrangements and juggling that […]

Need an Instruction Manual for Your Kids? Here’s How to Get One! #Ad

  Arrgggh! Ever get so frustrated with your kids you wish you had some extra help? Ever wish that your children came with an instruction manual? They do — you just need to know where to look! The Adelphi University Institute for Parenting was established to help ensure the health and well-being of young children […]

13 Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy and Happy This School Year

  Now that school is started, in addition to education, your child is being exposed to lots of additional things as well. As lots of kids get together in classrooms, so do lots of germs and it can be a struggle to keep children healthy — especially during back to school and cold and flu […]

6 Tips to Make the First Day of School Easier

The first day of school can be a scary thing. New teacher, new classmates, and new things to learn. And if it’s a completely brand new school, too, it’s that much more nerve-racking. They don’t their way around or know anyone. This can be enough to make even the most confident child lose some confidence. Here are some […]

Letting Your Kids Be Whoever They Want to Be or Why My Kid is Dressed Like Spiderman at Walmart

  Recently I was told I was a bad parent by a total stranger at Walmart.   It wasn’t because I was yelling or abusing my child. We were actually playing and giggling while we shopped. It wasn’t because my son was misbehaving and being a terror to other shoppers. He was sitting in a […]

4 Nutrition Tips for Picky Eaters – #Sponsored #MC #HealthyFusion

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for L’il Critters. I received product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.   I knew it would happen eventually, but the day finally came. My little guy who used to gladly eat anything and everything […]

Keep Momming #MC #Ad

  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   As an actress, a public health advocate and former journalist, Holly Robinson Peete has seen it all. And as a mother of four, she’s encountered just about every […]

Set Cell Phone Guidelines w/ a Parent Child Cell Phone Agreement

  Disclosure: I am a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blogger Brigade. This reader giveaway was also provided. However all opinions and unnatural obsessions and attachments to my smart phone are my own Thinking about giving your child their first cell phone or setting better ground rules for your teen or tween and the phone […]

101 Fun (and Free!) Things to Do Outside With Your Kids

Was this the winter that wouldn’t end or what?  Admittedly we’ve got a week of late April showers here in Iowa, but with the exception of a few days of rain we’ve been enjoying this fabulous weather. Like most of you we’ve been outside every moment we can get, and we’ve been having a great […]

5 Tips for Going Back to Work Without Breaking a Sweat #NoStressSweat

These tips are brought to you by Secret Clinical Strength. All opinions, stress and sweat are completely and totally my own.   After six months of working at home after a job loss, I recently just returned to work full time. Just as my family was getting used to having me home every day, I’m […]