Every year, families try to figure out the best way to handle their child’s school lunch. Do you pack their lunch every day or do you let them eat the school lunch? It can be a hard decision when considering the cost. If your family receives EBT benefits, your child is eligible for free school lunches. In that respect, my advice is to take it. It will save you extra money. For other families, there are other issues to consider.
Children do well when they have a designated spot for doing homework. The area should convey that completing assignments is important. It has everything they have nearby. It is comfortable and quiet. If your child struggles with silence, music from a radio or MP3 player is helpful. I don’t recommend television as it can become a distraction.
Did you know about the Association for Library Service to Children? Don’t worry, I didn’t either until a few years ago. This organization is excellent at making book recommendations each year. You may think toddlers don’t need much in the way of a book. They do. Aside from colors and word association, they are learning early about life. Teaching family values can happen by reading certain books. Here are my recommendations on books you should be buying this year.
Having a newborn baby is one of the sweetest times of life. Although it can be stressful, this time with your newborn baby will be over in the blink of an eye.
Knowing how to photograph newborns is quite different than snapping a picture of an older child or taking a selfie. Newborns are tiny, can’t support themselves, and are ready to eat every hour on the hour. Because of this, DIY newborn photography can be tricky.
While a gift registry is helpful for guests, what happens if there is no registry? What if you don’t feel like buying another place setting or lamp for the couple? What if you want to give something that feels very personal? You can! There are a lot of “rules” around what gifts you should give but we can ignore those on occasion. I gathered with some friends and we talked about our favorite wedding gifts. Keep on reading to get inspired and think about your gift-giving plan. Also, consider setting up a honeymoon registry to fund the experiences and gifts you love.
Summer is a popular time for weddings to happen. It’s easier to have something outdoors and many people can travel with vacation time. It’s also nice to get married at a sunny and happy time of year. If you are receiving wedding invitations, you may have noticed some dress code lingo. “Black Tie Optional” or “Semi-formal” can be very confusing for anyone. Today I am sharing with you my knowledge of the wedding dress code.
Learning about our health is an ever-growing process. With the hype around at home genetic testing, it has become popular for finding out more about our health. Should you do it? Let’s explore some reasons why you should do some genetic testing.
Summer can be hectic. Parents are working while kids are out of school. Some families let their older kids stay at home on their own. Parents of younger children have to find care. It often becomes one of the most stressful times of the year. Considering sending the child to a camp? Here is a breakdown on what expense you are looking at.
Summer means warm weather and extra skin exposed. Even for the babies in our lives. Taking care of your child’s skin is important all year long, but summer can be a dangerous time. Baby’s skin is more delicate than our own, so they are prone to sunburns and rashes more often. Here are four best products for taking care of your little one.
We spend a lot of time teaching our kids how to have boundaries and to respect them. It is a simple task because we are present in the moment and we can start them young. Redirecting and teaching them to think about their actions. Then they are teenagers, on the internet, and the world changes for them. They see names on a screen but fail to think of them as people. They may say rude things. They may read horrible things about them. This doesn’t happen to all children but it’s a common phenomenon. What’s worse is that many adults are doing the same thing. Boundaries with technology are important and the teaching must alter to include it.