How Using Aromatherapy Improve Kids’ Sleep

Some kids fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow. Others struggle to be able to settle down and become restful. For those that don’t drop off as easily, there are many things you can do to help ease them and lull them to sleep. Lullabies, bedtime stories, and calming routines are all…

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Handy Toilet Training Checklist to Keep Stress Low and Success High

Toilet training can be a very daunting time for parents. Though it may seem like a relatively straight-forward process, when the time comes to start to introduce the toilet and reduce dependency on diapers, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There are, after all, many factors to consider. There is a wealth of advice available (both…

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Travel Tips – How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep When You’re Away from Home

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to see family and friends you don’t typically get to visit throughout much of the rest of the year. This sends families on car trips, train trips, on busses and to airports across the country. After all the excitement of the trip and seeing the people you’ve been…

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How to Keep Kids From Losing it Over the Holidays

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends – we’re all guilty of it. We absolutely love to give presents to kids during the holidays. Of course we do! Giving is fun and it’s heartwarming to see little ones light up when they receive something they truly adore. Unfortunately, this glut of excitement can be overwhelming to kids…

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DIY Snow Covered Pinecones

The holiday season is upon us and that means time to decorate. Maybe you’ve finished and the house looks b-e-a-utiful. Or maybe you’re searching the isles of your local home store for the perfect accents before your in-laws roll into town for that annual holiday party your family convinced you to host. Either way, this…

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5 Natural Scents to Encourage a Restful Night for Your Child

Aromatherapy is a surprisingly powerful technique for using certain scents to promote various responses from the body and mind.  It’s funny to think that something as simple as a smell can change a mood, but it is a practice that has been around for thousands of years and that increasingly is being used in conventional…

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9 Must-Have Items to Make Holiday Travel Bright

Traveling with Kids: 9 Must-Have Items to Make Holiday Travel Bright! The holidays are a wonderful time for visiting with friends and family. Sometimes that means traveling across the city, state, or even partway across the country. Especially when flying with your little ones, your packing will likely involve more challenges than simply trying to…

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What No One Tells You About Swaddle Blankets (But You Really Should Know)

Swaddle blankets – and choosing the right ones – isn’t really something people talk about. It seems like it should be self explanatory. Step one: get blanket. Step two: make baby burrito. Step three: all set. Then comes reality when you realize it’s not quite that obvious. Any baby shower will usually provide a parent-to-be…

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Is Your Baby Ready to Wear Sunscreen?

We’ve all come to know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun. Our babies may be small, but the sun will find them just as quickly as it will find the rest of us. Since a baby’s skin is thinner and more delicate, it is important to start using proper UV…

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Pumpkin Scrub for the Mamas

The trees are pouring leaves, the weather is getting just a tad chillier each day, and you started wearing your “fuzzy socks” – it’s Fall, ya’ll! There are so many things we love about this time of year, but making pumpkin scented/flavored things all month long tops the list. It’s only fitting that we tell…

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