All parents find themselves baffled by the sheer amount of baby/kid stuff that somehow ends up in their possession when they begin the path to parenthood. Between gifts, hand-me-down's, those cute finds from Target... the clutter piles up. Here's the permission you (may) need to hear...
It’s that time of year! Summer is coming to an end, and many parents are frantically preparing for the quickly approaching first day of school. If you have a little one who will be starting preschool soon you might be even more stressed than most. It's a big leap, especially if your little one has been by your side up until now. You might be asking yourself how you can help prepare them and what you can do to help the transition go smoothly. Or at least as smoothly as anything can go with a toddler! Below is a list of ten tips that will help you set your little one up for preschool success.
According to Diaperplanner.com, your little one will go through 2,500 diapers in the first year of their life. Now we can confidently say that each diaper change typically uses more than one baby wipe per diaper change... So, since you are already going to be likely going through 5,000 baby wipes in a year, there's no shame in STOCKING UP!
Fortunately, baby wipes are infinitely useful to have on hand! Here's a few ways that baby wipes can do more for you than wipe a bum...
It's almost summer! The days are longer, the weather is warmer and if your kids are anything like ours, they are spending more and more time outside.
For an unconventional afternoon, make Chalk Bombs! Fair warning, they are messy and you will want to do this outdoors, but the enjoyment your little ones will get will be worth the colorful mess awaiting you.
Mood. That word, like a select few words, elicits a certain feeling for me. Whether it evokes a positive or negative state of mind - the point is that, your mood effects those around you. And likewise, the mood of others can alter the course of your energy and day.
We've all been there, you (the parent) are over the moon to get your kid something, and once you gleefully hand this wonderful item to your kid they are curious about it for about 0.5 seconds and move onto something else that is capturing their attention.
And you're standing there thinking 'What?!, But...I just....' and internal screaming ensues and you move on.