Category: Kids

Why You Should Tolerate These 3 Behaviors of Your Kids

“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 kids say and do that might make you lose your cool.

Why I Encourage Screen Time

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.

How to Keep Little Kids Busy on Long Road Trips

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 trip.

And that is entertaining your child in the car without the help of an iPad/ tablet.

5 Birthday Ideas for Your Young Child (That Won’t Send You into Debt)

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 night when I could not sleep, I did what I believe any new mom would do and I Googled birthday ideas.

4 Ways to Get Your Toddler Interested in Nature

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 on TV rather than in person.

A relationship with nature can be the key to raising a healthy, active child.  And it can be the key to protect nature from future mistreatment.

How to Create a Stress-free Environment for Your Children

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 to create a stress-free environment for your children.