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Category Archives: For Moms and Dads

The Benefits of Yoga for Pregnant Women

Posted on April 17th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Practicing yoga during pregnancy can have amazing benefits. Prenatal yoga focuses on breathing techniques, gentle stretching, and relaxation, using poses that are safe for you and your baby. Yoga can help you relax during pregnancy and prepare you for delivery. Reduce Stress and Anxiety While pregnancy is generally considered a [...]

Brushing Teeth Games: How to Teach Toddlers to Brush

Posted on April 16th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger If you are trying to get your children to learn good oral health care habits, consider some brushing teeth games to make the daily task fun and rewarding. When dealing with your toddler, you know that sometimes you must carefully navigate your way when teaching them new habits. Toddlerhood [...]

Kids Dress-Up Clothes: Create a Dress-Up Box with Recycled Clothes

Posted on April 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Kids dress-up clothes are a great tool for encouraging imaginative play. Why spend money on expensive costumes that children will quickly outgrow when you can recycle your own old clothes into a fun dress-up box? Recycled clothes are not only eco-friendly, but they may also encourage kids to get more [...]

Brushing Baby Teeth: When Should You Start?

Posted on April 11th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger All of your baby’s firsts are photo-worthy. From the first gummy smile to the first steps, capturing all this progress is an investment in your baby’s future—one day, you’ll have the chance to look back and reminisce. Another great investment in your little one’s future is taking the time to [...]

Exercise for Kids: Shake Out Extra Energy

Posted on April 10th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger After an extremely long winter, your kids have most likely stored up enough excess energy to power a small city. As springtime kicks into high gear, the longer daylight hours increase everyone’s alertness, and parents always seem to be trying to encourage exercise for kids to keep them physically [...]

Is Cloth Diaper Service Worth It? One Parent Weighs In

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger In my social circles, there is a lot of talk about cloth diapers and whether they are an asset or an annoyance. Though we all want the best for our babies, budgets, and the environment, some of us are unwilling to make the switch to cloth diapers, while others swear [...]

Interview with a Kid’s Dentist: When to Take Your Toddler, What to Expect

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to our kids’ health. Pediatricians agree that good oral health is essential for children’s overall wellness, and recommend visiting a kid’s dentist early on. From the first tooth eruption, it’s important to do your best to care [...]

Green Gifting: Mothers Day Ideas for Kids

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Is your little one curious about Mother’s Day? Help your child create a special gift for Mom or a Grandmother this weekend. Share these green, environmentally-friendly Mothers Day ideas for kids with your little one! A Poem from the Heart Head to the craft store and pick out some [...]

How to Help a Teething Baby: Three Natural Tips

Posted on March 30th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger Just when you thought the sleepless nights and fussy spells were over, your baby starts to teethe. While all babies are different when it comes to the timing and severity of teething, the pain and discomfort is universal. If you’re wondering how to help a teething baby, stores sell everything [...]