Teaching my kids gratitude is very important to me. It starts from a very early age. In today's world, I feel it is even more important to teach children gratitude. Social media influences kids even more and can teach them to be someone they aren't. Here is how I am teaching my kids gratitude.
It is officially spring on March 20th this year. A year ago, the country and the world was shut down due to the famous Coronavirus. A year later and we are still dealing with this deadly virus. As long as we stay safe during this pandemic, we can still enjoy ourselves. Here are 5 spring activities to do with your kids!
It is important to keep your toddler active, busy and learning! There are many gymnastics benefits for toddlers because you get to bond with your child, but also teach your little one social skills. This is super beneficial for my son and probably many young children during this pandemic. My son is super attached to me and scared of everyone except for everyone in my home, which includes, his 2 brothers, my husband and myself. There is a new instructor in training in his swim class, so these last 2 weeks he hasn't been too comfortable. It takes him longer to warm up to a male vs female. Must be the deep voice!
Do you struggle to find everyday learning activities to do with your toddler? I admit, sometimes I do, as I want to play and teach my toddler what he should be doing now, for his milestones. Playtime, of any form is super important but it's nice to implement learning activities for their age. This helps advance their skills. A while ago I found the playfully app. (Not Sponsored). This app is geared for children ages 0-3 months. It lists fun and quick activities to play with your child, based on age. There is a paid version but I use the free one and it still provides plenty of fun!
My little one is 17 months old and we are still going strong with breastfeeding. It's safe to say every mom has a goal of when to stop breastfeeding. For some it's for a few months, 6 months or once baby turns a year. There are many reasons for a mom to stop breastfeeding. Whether it be going back to work, pregnant or maybe just wants her breasts to herself LOL Breastfeeding past a year old was not my goal. I said once he turns one I am done. Well guess what? It was not up to me. My son is still nowhere close to ending breastfeeding and I am 100% ok with this!
Having a newborn is already tough enough. Add breastfeeding to the mix and it becomes a lot harder and MORE exhausting. I decided to nurse my youngest. This was brand new to me as I did not breastfeed my first two sons. Bottle feeding was so much easier than breastfeeding. Why would I want to breastfeed? Well, there are so many benefits to breastfeeding and this time around I had the time to do it. You can read my experience with Breastfeeding vs Formula – My Experience to get a perspective of both! My first 2 sons are both under a year apart. Therefore, I was super overwhelmed and new to parenting, at the time. There are a few stages you go through breastfeeding newborn - 12 months.
Should you take a parent and baby swim class? There are so many questions on mommy and baby swim classes. How old do you have to be? How long are the classes? How to pack and is it worth it. I figured I’d make a post to answer all your questions about mommy and baby swim classes! What to know edition 😆. Ill start by saying, swim classes are definitely worth it!
Now more than ever, it is important to keep kids active and healthy. When COVID stopped our lives, we became couch potatoes. Just waiting for it to pass. Well, a year later, and we are still dealing with COVID. We must continue our lives in a SAFE way and keep a routine. How to keep kids active and healthy, you ask?