Category: How-To Articles

Getting children involved in household chores

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Getting children involved in helping with household chores can be tiring and challenging, and a chore in itself. However, if you are prepared to help them along and encourage them in the tasks they will soon be loading the dishwasher on their own. Helping with tasks can give children a good grounding in what it…

How to get best deals online

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Mommies:             Doesn’t it seem IMPOSSIBLE to shop at brick-and-mortar stores with small children, especially bargain shopping?  Why is that?  Any time a mom goes shopping with her children, she is risking a meltdown—an arms flailing, legs kicking, mouth wailing meltdown.  Bargain shopping, particularly good bargain shopping, takes time, so bargain shopping increases this meltdown…

How to teach children a foreign language

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You may remember I wrote about teaching my kids to speak a foreign language. I also posted a video of my then two-year-old singing in three languages. I did not do that to boast about her abilities to speak more than one language, but rather to show that it is possible for a toddler to…

No-Fuss Ways to Decorate Your Child’s Room

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By Karen Barnett Kids grow and change quickly. For instance, the average youngster goes through 2-3 pairs of shoes each year – those little feet grow fast! With all that growing, kids (and parents) want their rooms to grow with them. When considering a decorating theme for a child’s room, keep in mind that what…

Teaching kids to eat vegetables: make fun meals

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In my quest to figure out how to get my kids to eat vegetables, I determined that there are basically two steps: -          To get them to try a new vegetable -          To keep serving it often so they develop a liking for it.  Have I been successful? To some extent. Both parts are not…

5 tips to make toddler bath time easier

I thought I would share my ideas how to make bath time easier for toddlers and parents. After all, I have been giving baths to either a toddler or a baby for over 4 years now . Here are my tips: 1. Use an extra large non-slip mat. It is easier for toddlers to sit…

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