Picky eating is a common phase that many toddlers and young children experience, and it can be difficult for parents to determine the line between picky eating and problem feeding. It’s normal for kids to take time to acclimate to the large number of new foods they’re being exposed to.
As parents, guardians, teachers, and carers, we all want our children to grow up to succeed in life. For them to do this, we need to instill specific character traits that will not only lead them down the right path but ultimately encourage our children to become great well-rounded members of society. (more…)
Midwesterners may think of Michigan as just another lackluster Midwestern state. Perhaps I shouldn’t say most, but I certainly did. That is, until we took our family vacation there this summer. What we found was an absolutely gorgeous landscape with a ton of outdoor adventures and a culture all its own. Not only do Traverse City and Sleeping Bear National Dunes offer a wide variety of activities for adults, but we found it filled to the brim with options for the kids. At the end, none of us wanted to leave! (more…)
Can’t decide on how to introduce your kid and puppy to each other?
This has always been a daunting task for parents. The young pet and the child are at a certain age when they don’t understand right from wrong. You may still have to dry a carpet quickly once the former pees on it or clean up after the latter. However, I know that you also want to acquaint them now so they can be best buddies later in life.
If it helps, here are a few reminders before you start presenting your kid to the puppy and vice versa. (more…)
Last Wednesday, Riley made the big transition to kindergarten. Truth be told, it was a big transition for everybody. With the new school has come a new routine for all of us — an earlier routine that requires us to be out of the house half an hour sooner than we are used to. That may not sound like a lot of time, but with the summer daylight still affecting our nighttime sleep routine, it’s been a drag. A literal drag of small children out from under the covers each morning. A not-happy, not-so-quiet drag. (more…)