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The Best Blackout Shades for a Nursery or Child’s Bedroom

Have you tried a few different window coverings to help block out that perimeter light and found that none of them actually do a good job? There are a ton of blackout shades on the market. Honeycombs, roll down shades, paper, fabric… The problem is, many do not block out the light around the edges […]

Healthy Snacks & Desserts for Toddlers and Preschoolers (and parents too!)

Looking to get away from prepackaged snacks with hard to pronounce ingredients…and start making some healthy goodies for your child to snack on? I’ve got some FANTASTIC recipes to share with you! Most of these recipes have no refined sugar (except the ice cream) as most are sweetened with honey or maple syrup, they’re higher […]

Dinner Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s almost 5pm and you don’t have the foggiest idea what to serve your toddler for dinner… Your child has requested hot dogs for the 15th day in a row… You’re on a first name basis with the pizza delivery guy… Sound familiar? Read on my friend. I’ve got some fantastic ideas to get out […]

Lunch Ideas for Even the Pickiest of Eaters (Toddlers!)

Does your child ask for grilled cheese or PB&J every day for lunch? Or maybe he’s is a bit more adventurous (read: eats some veggies and will try some foods that aren’t white!)….but you’re out of ideas? You know your kiddo isn’t getting the best nutrition, because he’s eating the same thing every day, but […]

Healthy Breakfasts For Toddlers and Kids

Is your kiddo super stubborn and only eats white toast with strawberry jelly? Or maybe you’re just tired of acting like a short order cook and making different items for each member of your family? Or are you overwhelmed in the morning, just trying to get everyone fed and out the door that you rely […]

A Healthy Substitute for Juice and Sports Drinks

Is your child an apple juice addict? A sports drink fanatic? Are you looking for some healthier options to keep your kiddo hydrated, without all the sugar and artificial dyes? I’ve got the perfect solution. Coconut water. I love coconut water, both for the taste and the nutritional benefits. And I don’t even like the […]

5 Tips to Get Your Child on a Healthier Diet

I recently spoke with a mom who said, “I know his diet [her son is 4 years old] is a major contributor to his sleep problems and behavior issues…he never drinks water [only soda and sports drinks] and is a big fan of “white” foods, but he’ll go on a food strike if I try […]

Moving From a Crib to a Big Bed?

“When should I move my child out of the crib and into a big bed?” is THE most often question I get from parents of 2 year olds. Today I’ve talked to moms in California and North Carolina on this very subject! Here’s what I told them: moving too soon will typically result in a […]

6 Tips for Traveling with Kids

It’s easy to throw the routine and schedule out the window when you’re on vacation. You want to experience everything, and that means you can’t be tethered to the hotel room or condo for naps and a reasonable bedtime… I get it! But here’s the thing… If you help your child stay on track while […]

8 Tips for Moving With a Child

Driving the 8 blocks to my son’s school, I saw 7 FOR SALE signs (with most under contract!)…’tis the season for moving! So naturally I’m getting requests like these: HELP! We’re moving soon! How should we prepare our child(ren) and make sure the transition goes well?! [If you’ve ever moved, you understand the craziness that […]