We lived in a tiny one-bedroom apartment for ten years so imagine how excited we were when we moved to a two-bedroom house two years ago. We’re getting a mattress of our own! Finally, the husband and I would be able to stretch our feet without kicking the kids. Co-sleeping with our three children in one bed really took its toll on us for quite a while. You know, the grumpiness, body ache, and joint pains every single morning. It was when we realized that getting enough sleep, oh wait, not just enough, but the kind of deep and relaxing sleep is very important.
Suffering from allergies is the worst. Scratchy throat, runny nose, watery eyes and difficulty breathing really is no fun at all. To make matters worse, in many cases you can’t even hide out at home because this is where many allergens are at their highest levels. Dust, mold, pet hair, even pollen can blow in through windows and set off allergies like hayfever. Here are some of the ways you can ensure allergens are kept to a minimum in your home. Which is good news for anyone suffering from irritating symptoms!
As parents, we have a lot of knowledge to pass on. The school takes care of education for the most part. But, in the early years, you are your children’s primary education source. And, there are always those things that school can’t teach them. When we look at how much it is for our kids to learn, it can seem overwhelming. Like with any big task, it helps to break it into manageable chunks.
The first thing our children learn from us is language. The may pick up certain things from the other people they come across. But, what they learn from you will have a huge impact on how they develop. Then, there are general things, like shape recognition and the ability to read. The amount of time you put into these pursuits will affect how much your child learns. The more they learn, the better off they’ll be once they reach school age.
Safety is, in many ways, the most important thing you can teach. As parents, you’ll want your child to know as much about staying safe as possible. The chances are, harm coming to them has been in your nightmares since their birth. Safety can be hard to teach because as adults we’ve had it drummed into us for so long. Many of the dangers to watch out for are second nature to us. The same won’t be true for your kids. Children have a fearlessness that is, in some ways, charming. But that fearlessness can also mean they get hurt. So, what do you have to consider when teaching them about safety? Read More
There are many occasions throughout the year that we get to receive gifts: Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and Mother’s Day. A day of gift-giving is something everyone looks forward to and if you’re a mom, your birthday and Mother’s Day are especially great, as the day is all about you! Most of the time, a handmade card and gift are enough to raise the spirits of anyone, but sometimes the thought of a more meaningful gift is appreciated.
It can hard in this day and age to get things right for your kids. And by getting things right, it’s the presents and the gifts that need to be spot on. We’re living in a very materialistic world, but for some children, it’s not that what they want. Others, however, are all about the expense, and it can be hard to gauge them year on year – tastes and wants change so drastically that it’s almost a minefield. Something that you have bought a week ago can quickly fall out of favor when given, and the art of ‘looking cool’ is all to do with keeping up with the playground trends. So what exactly do we need to be looking for to keep in with the cool kids, and what can we invest in which won’t go out of style anytime soon? Read More