My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
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I know that it’s hard to think about all the disasters which could happen: power outages, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes…. But, if there is anything we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that disasters can happen to anyone, anytime. Instead of getting stressed by dwelling on all the possible disasters, it’s better to get prepared. … [Read more...] about The Complete Family Emergency Kit Checklist
Since babies sleep unsupervised, it is vital that baby sleep safety is thoroughly considered when putting them to bed. When ensuring your baby's sleep safety, it's important to consider the space she is sleeping in, the environment she is sleeping in and what she is sleeping in. It's also important to be knowledgeable of the precautions you can take to prevent injury or death … [Read more...] about Baby Sleep Safety
Cooking with your kids can be a fun educational activity, but it requires constant vigilance. Younger children don't yet know the dangers of the kitchen, while older kids can forget. The hazards lurking in your kitchen might surprise you---not just the risk of fire and poisoning and sharp objects, but some unexpected hazards, too. Safety consists of making sure your kitchen is … [Read more...] about Safety Tips for Children in the Kitchen
The following is a guest post from Raquel D'Apice, founder of the humor/parenting blog, The Ugly Volvo. A transcript from the night when we excitedly went out to a restaurant and left the baby with my parents: Jonathan enters the restaurant grinning and sits down across from me. Jonathan: Ready for our hot date? Me: I know– look at us going out to dinner … [Read more...] about An Exciting Night Out Without The Baby