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Adapting to the role of a new mother is quite an interesting and challenging phase in one’s life. You would naturally want to give your child the best of everything – the food, clothes and needless to say, the toys. A child takes an immediate interest in a toy, regardless of the form and size. If you just consider toys to be a source of entertainment, you may want to rethink as toys have a great role to play in the overall development of a child. Here are some tips on how to choose the best toys to help in your child’s development. Room...

Fairies, mermaids and princesses… when it comes to girls’ parties, we think that it is all about glitz and glam. But, is it indeed so? Or do you need to beef up your imagination while thinking of a nice theme for your girl child’s birthday party? Well read on to get some superb ideas on party themes that add glamour to the occasion.  #1 Cinderella Add a note of fantasy by arranging a Cinderella themed birthday party.  The stores are full of accessories and party supplies that go with this theme, so you’ll get lots of stuffs...

Although some divorced couples manage to rekindle their romance, they are the exception to the rule. Most ex-spouses merely tolerate each other; many barely manage to do that much. Ending their marriage carried a distinct note of finality. For them, there was no turning back. The decision to get a divorce should not be taken lightly. It will herald a new beginning in your life. Whether that beginning is good or bad depends on whether your marriage is meeting your needs or has the potential to do so. If it’s broken beyond repair,...

When most of the things that entertain young minds seem to be digital, virtual and scarcely believable, it might seem quaint to suggest your local library as another way to keep your kids amused. But your library can be a wonderful source of entertainment and education, far beyond the printed word, and much more engaging and beneficial than any video game. It’s time you took the kids to your library and explored everything it has to offer. Chances are, your library is a much underutilised education and entertainment resource. You’re...

Modern moms always have their plate full, having to juggle various responsibilities both at work and at home. Taking care of small children while still being focused and productive at work constitutes a huge challenge. The key to maintaining your physical appearance and meeting deadlines at work while taking care of your home and children is good organization. The following tips will help you keep it all together- or at the very least give off that impression. Appearance With all of the responsibilities and pressures in the life of a...

Learning to ride a bike can be difficult for some kids, and for others it simply seems to come naturally. Your child can be riding the same bike with training wheels for months, even more than a year, before they ever get comfortable enough to try riding a regular, two-wheeled bicycle. But there are a few things you can do to make the process faster and less intimidating to your child. Let us examine five different ways you can improve your child’s experience while learning to ride their bike without training wheels. Encourage Your...

During the winter months, it can be more difficult than ever to steer your child away from her video games, but a boring basement can be turned into a great kid-friendly space. While it may be tempting to turn the basement into an adults-only space with a bar or pool table, consider that the grown-ups have the entire house to use for any holiday or dinner parties. The basement offers strong noise-control all on its own, meaning that while the kids play, the adults can, too. Here are seven tips for creating a kid-friendly winter basement. Don’t...

You are usually quick to judge a child who is giving a hard time to his parents by not eating, not sleeping or misbehaving in the mall, at a party of a relative’s house. And in no time we label him as ill mannered or someone with an inadequate upbringing. However, you are advised to mind your thinking as you too could get to experience these tantrums with your child. Tantrums are an aspect of every child’s personality, and an inevitable part of childhood, the only difference is that the push button of every child is not the...

Have you ever heard about the Sandman? If you grew up in Northern Europe, this character was probably a part of your life, much like the witch Befana is known in Italy and the “seven o’clock man”in Quebec. The Sandman is just another one of the popular characters that parents across the world use to make their children behave, with the idea of being rewarded by a supernatural creature. In this case, this habitual character of the European folklore is traditionally characterized as a magical being that appears at night and makes children...

Competition for hotel guests is currently fierce since vacancy rates are still higher than the golden days before the 2008 economic downturn. Savvy hoteliers are looking for ways to provide added value to guests, and daycare services are one relatively simple way to increase your property’s appeal to parents. While providing kiddy beds with fully fitting crib mattresses, linens, and extra plush baby toys is a great first step to attracting families, giving the adults a break from parenting duties is the ultimate vacation perk to...