The Perfect Bedtime for Kids and How Long They Need to Sleep

The Perfect Bedtime for Kids and How Long They Need to Sleep

It can be challenging to determine the ideal kids bedtime as well as how much sleep they need. Fortunately, research has answers. When becoming a parent it’s instantly clear – kids don’t come with an instruction manual and you could really, as in REALLY, use one. Sleep is in most need of an instruction manual since it’s…

The Best Bedtime Routine to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep – and Stay Asleep

The Best Bedtime Routine to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep – and Stay Asleep

Inside: A bedtime routine for kids that will get them to sleep in no time. Plus, what to do when your child refuses to go to sleep. Getting your child to follow a consistent sleep schedule helps your child fall asleep, stay asleep, and prevents the tiresome bedtime battles that come when it’s time to…

How to Establish a Calm Morning Routine for Kids That Actually Works

How to Establish a Calm Morning Routine for Kids That Actually Works

Inside: Five ideas to establish a calm morning routine for kids that they’ll actually follow From the moment your alarm goes off in the morning the race is on.  Waking your kids up, feeding them, getting them dressed and out the door (and yourself too!) can feel like a mad dash…and on some mornings nearly…

6 Ways Kids Routines Encourage Independence and Bring More Sanity to Your Life
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6 Ways Kids Routines Encourage Independence and Bring More Sanity to Your Life

Kids routines provide children with cues throughout the day that encourage self-reliance and independence. Below are six ways kids and parents benefit from routines. But I don’t want to be tied down to a schedule! I thought to myself as I read about the benefits kids and parents receive from following a routine every day. The…

How Quiet Time Can Fuel Your Child’s Creativity (And Help Your Sanity)
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How Quiet Time Can Fuel Your Child’s Creativity (And Help Your Sanity)

Research shows that quiet time can help boost mindfulness, attitude, and your child’s creativity. Here’s how to get started. “Mom, look! A garage!”  My almost 3-year-old had taken a set of Magnatiles and built them into a tower of cubes where he parked his cars and trucks. He had created it on his own, in…

The (Super Easy) Trick to Help Kids Get Ready for School Independently
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The (Super Easy) Trick to Help Kids Get Ready for School Independently

School day mornings can be crazy…but there’s a really easy way to help your kids get ready for school independently with no nagging from you.  “We need to leave in three minutes!” I called out to my daughter from the first floor. “Wait – have you brushed your teeth yet?” “No….” she said sheepishly. “What?!…