As a new(ish) parent (my son is 2), I feel overwhelmed with other people’s schedules of activities and experiences. It’s like the challenge to give your kid the most unique childhood is this unspoken contest I had no clue existed. Find out why I decided that my kid doesn’t come first.
As crazy as my own entrance into this world was (I was born in the van on the way to the hospital), I suppose it’s only fitting that my son came with as much fanfare. No one wishes for a dramatic birth, but that’s just what I got with my first child.
Keeping the kids out of the kitchen makes supper prep go faster, it keeps the messes under control and there aren’t as many accidents. But it is a disservice to your children because you aren’t equipping them with essential life skills. Take these three simple steps to get your kids helping in the kitchen.
When I was a little girl, I was starving by the time I got off the bus at 4:40! My packed lunch eaten at 11:45am was hardly enough to last through classroom, gym and recess time. Even if I had packed a snack for later, eating and chewing gum was strictly forbidden on the bus. So I was glad for all the back to school real food snacks my mom kept on hand for quick grabbing.
Don’t sit inside bored this summer. Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to enroll them in organized activities all summer. Keep your summer simple yet exciting with these cheap summer outdoor activities for toddlers that the whole family can join in on.