You’ve seen those kids before: Nose in a book while walking home from the bus stop. Or little fingers clutching a bunch of shark books at the bookstore because they have a new favorite animal.
Little people are busy trying to understand how things work in the world around them. They are doing this research every single day restlessly from morning till night.
“Do your homework, son.” “No! I wanna play catch first”. “Mom, I don’t want Elsa in my room. I want Luke Skywalker. He’s way cooler!” “Dad… I think I broke your old record player up in the attic.” “What were you doing up there?!” “Umm.. nothing..” Sound familiar? These are some of the things your… →
The chaos of a messy, disorganized home can be frustrating. The days when you were in control of your house are long gone and your kids are here to stay (at least until they run off to college, if you’re lucky!). Kids are adorable and incredible bundles of joy, but they also don’t know how… →
I’m a Swede, I live in Sweden, I work in Sweden and I raise a family in Sweden. I do have one foot in the US, where I’ve got my best friend and a part of my family. We try to visit often at least once a year. My English is fluent we usually starts… →
When you plan a road trip with a toddler, there are numerous things on your mind from feeding your child to his fashion, hygiene and disturbing daily schedule. All of these are no doubt important, however, there is one more item that I’d like to add to this list of important must-dos on a road… →
I remember when I was about 7 months pregnant, I randomly thought, “What will I do for my daughters 1st birthday”? I mean out of all the things I could think about at 7 months pregnant, such as cribs, travel systems, nursery colors or even preschools, I was thinking about her 1st birthday party. One… →
Do you love being outside? Whether it’s a quick walk to the mailbox or a hike through the woods? Maybe you tried to take your toddler on your latest hike. Or you took them for a swim at the lake. Either way, it didn’t turn out as you’d hoped. Maybe they prefer to see nature… →
Kids are expensive! I don’t regret having them, but all the clothes, food, and other things they need drain my bank account. That’s one reason why I like to sew — I can make clothes cheaper than I can buy them.
As an adult, you’re probably used to some form of stress. What you may not know is that stress can also be a part of your child’s life. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of your children’s stress levels and stressors and create a space where they can relax and recharge. Here’s how… →