Study demonstrates far-reaching impact of maternal deaths on children in Tanzania

Maternal health advocates often point out that when a mother dies from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, her surviving family members, particularly her children are left to face a range of negative effects. And, indeed, substantial quantitative evidence from around the world has reinforced this claim: there is little doubt that maternal deaths are strongly […]

Household Chores

Kids can create some of the largest messes you can imagine.  How quickly your perfectly clean house can be turned up-side-down.  Picking up after your children and not making them assist in cleaning, can be setting you up for trouble down the road, so tt is never too early to start with the chores. Start […]

Not So Fun Trips

Lets face it, we all need to get things done.  There is no way around taking care of our daily errands and our routine doctor visits.  Problem is that your little ones just aren’t old enough to watch themselves, and you aren’t going to get a sitter to run to post office.  Technology is great, […]

At Home Winter Activities for Your 3 Year Old

With the weather plummeting and the days at their shortest, it is common to find yourself stuck indoors with little to do.  When you 3 year old is bored and you’re stuck indoors, it can lead to some pretty long days.  If the same old toys and games are just not cutting it, it is […]

Simple Life Hacks to Make Your Routine Easy and Kids Happy

Here are a few little tricks you can try to make life a little simpler without spending any money. Laundry basket in the tub. When your little one is not big enough to move around the bathtub to catch his runaway bath toys, try placing a laundry basket in the bathtub.  You can place the […]

Talking to Your Child About School

Few conversations are as frustrating to a parent as the one that takes place every day after school.  “How was your day?”  “Fine.”  Getting any information of value from kids can be like pulling teeth. It’s understandable that parents want the full run-down of the day’s activities.  School becomes such an integral part of kids’ […]

Teach Your Child to be Less Materialistic

Let’s be honest with ourselves; parents can admit to spoiling their little ones.  Everywhere we look, we are bombarded with advertisements for the latest and greatest toy with all the latest bells and whistles.  Every time we walk past the children’s clothing section at the department store, we see a new outfit that would look […]

They Won’t Even Know the Difference

It is not always easy getting toddlers to eat vegetables but as parents it is important to make sure that they are getting the proper nutrients in every meal. While it is a priority for parents to make sure that they are instilling proper values into their children (compassion, responsibility, etc.) it is necessary to […]

Taking the “Terrible” Out of the Two’s

Parents are often filled with an enormous amount of anxiety as their child approaches two years old. This age has been long stereotyped as one of the worst times during a child’s development. The “terrible twos” are predicted to be filled with crying and daily tantrums. Toddlers can in fact throw extraordinary tantrums but it […]

Sibling-Free Dates

Imagine being the only child, for whatever period of time that is, and enjoying your parents and extended family completely by yourself. Children are incredibly egocentric so the transition of a new addition to the family and be taxing on the first-born child. It is truly important that parents of a newborn make sure to […]

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