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Parenting Digital Natives: Tweens and Technology

Parenting Digital Natives: Tips for Navigating Your Tweens' Use of Technology

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort level using it. … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Brush! How To Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It's time to brush! Tips for caring for your child's teeth

This post is sponsored by Colgate. With Halloween, end of school year parties and Christmas just around the corner, this time of year can feel like heaven for kids who love sweet treats and sugary drinks, and while the majority of parents I know are pretty mindful when it comes to their kids and … [Read more...]

An Invitation to Create…Spiders!

An invitation to play: Playdough spiders

When it comes to setting up playful activities for my children, I am all about quick and simple. That is part of the reason I love invitations to play so much - simply presenting a small collection of open ended resources in an inviting manner easily leads to hours of fun! And this invitation to … [Read more...]

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Feel About Our Home

7 Things I Want Our Children to Always Remember About Our Home | Childhood 101

This post is sponsored by Bupa Home & Contents Insurance. When I look around our home too often I see only the problems – things that need fixing, floors that need mopping, lawn that needs mowing and bills to pay, urgh! But I recently had a bit of an Aha! moment and I wondered, what if I … [Read more...]

Cooking with Kids: Traffic Light Kebabs

Cooking with Kids: Traffic Light Kebabs

Our girls both love helping when we are cooking dinner, although for one reason or another it isn't always possible for them to be involved directly with the cooking. So I love finding ideas for other ways they can help, and these traffic light kebabs are a great solution - they make a fabulous, … [Read more...]

BIG Art for Kids on a Dollar Store ‘Canvas’

Big Art for Kids on an Improvised Dollar Store Canvas

Take one sunny day, three children who LOVE painting and one BIG improvised canvas from the dollar store and what do you have? Lots of fun creating BIG art! This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers and works well with small groups of children so it's perfect for playgroups, home … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Store Art Supplies

10 Art and Craft Storage Ideas

How you store your child's art materials will be influenced by many things including the amount of space you have available, whether the space is a dedicated art space where supplies can be left out on display or if they need to be packed away after each use, the quantity and types of art mediums … [Read more...]

Dear Mama, Follow Your Heart

DearMama

Today I am excited to welcome our newest contributor, Sara of Happiness is Here, to share her thoughts on growing into parenthood. I remember the feeling of having my first daughter. The excitement we felt of welcoming this new little person into our family. I also remember the anxious … [Read more...]