How to Handle Tantrums LIKE A BOSS!

Tantrums got you down?Whether it's in the privacy of your own home or in the middle of a restaurant, dealing with tantrums can be daaaang tricky.You know the feeling - you sense it coming on, your blood pressure starts creeping up, and before you know it you've got a screaming, flailing toddler on your hands...Yeah.  Super fun.But there is an easier way!...more

10 Tips For Dining Out With Kids

So, you've got a super special meal coming up, but you're DREADING taking the kids?  Or maybe you're dying to go on vacation but can't fathom the thought of your kids sitting through that many restaurant meals?Yeah.I've totally been there too.But never fear, moms and dads!  After implementing a few easy changes, now we actually ENJOY eating out with our kids.For real.Don't be held hostage in your kitchen for a moment longer!...more

Sometimes Quitting IS the Answer

Sometimes Quitting IS the AnswerBy Julia Arnold/ Frantic Mama I'm not a quitter. At least, I don't want to be a quitter. Who does? I try to stick with pursuits even when they are tough. Though, if I'm honest, when looking back on my earlier years, there were fixations/interests/hobbies I thought I would passionately stick with forever but that eventually waned-- sewing, cross country, baking, tennis. ...more

12 Tips For Surviving the Airport With Small Kids

Here’s the first video in my series on traveling with small kids! (Can't watch right now? No problem! Scroll down and you'll find a little rundown of what's on the video) ...more
Thanks so much mymommyflies!  It took us a while to learn the ins and outs of travelling with ...more

This Dance Called Parenting

We got there. We finally got to the point where we know the steps to this dance....more

MRIs show reading to young kids activates their early reading skills

A team from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center monitors the brains of 19 preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) using MRIs while they listened to stories on headphones.The parents of the 19 children gave information about how often they read to their children at home, among other interactions.Children whose parents read to them regularly had more activation in certain brain areas that are involved in getting meaning from language and mental imagery. The latter helps children visualize a story....more

Solved! All of Your Toddler Birthday Gift Giving Problems

I remember the first 1-year-old and 2-year-old birthday parties I attended — they were before I had my daughter, and I had no clue what kind of gift I should bring for a baby-child. Overwhelmed, I wandered aimlessly around Toys “R” Us, lost and confused in a sea of Bratz dolls, Lego sets, and age requirements that somehow always seemed too old or too young....more

Why being 2 is way more fun than being 32

Is it wrong to be jealous of my two-year-old? It really hits me while I’m sitting at work around 1:00pm and I know at that moment… she is taking a nap. Naps. That’s just onereason being a two-year-old is way more fun that being a 32-year-old. It gets even worse when you consider being a 32-year-old with a two-year-old....more

7 Tips for Managing Toddler Tantrums

  If you  live in a house with a toddler then you know all about the everyday tantrums. Now I'm no expert but I have learned a few things in the past couple of months....more