Toddler

Here's How To Get Your Toddler Started With Their First Bike

When I was growing up, before technology was everywhere and the internet was a thing (get off my lawn), learning how to ride a bike was a huge rite of passage. It was the only way to get around in my neighborhood, and once I perfected it, I would rid…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

If Your Kids' Toys Are Taking Over, Here's How To Purge Them & Downsize

If you have ever whacked your knee on a dollhouse or found yourself with a teeny, tiny figurine underfoot, then you know just how overwhelming kids' toys can become. Whether your child has a surplus of all things with a motor or collects horse figuri…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's Why Your Child Doesn't Seem Interested In All Those Toys In Their Playroom

It's not often that you hear a parent say, "Gosh, I wish my kid had more toys." After all, moms and dads spend a lot of their days cleaning up messes and tripping over Legos, am I right? But if you've been wondering "Why doesn't my child play with to…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

If Your Toddler Has White Spots On Their Teeth, They're Getting Too Much Of This One Thing

Toddler teeth are adorable. They come in all shapes and sizes to create the most genuine smiles, and without a lifetime of coffee, tea and red wine, you'd think their teeth would be perfectly white. Sometimes they are, but sometimes toddlers have the…
By Shari Maurer

Here's When Your Child's Fever Could Be Dangerous

Fevers are one of those seemingly small things that absolutely terrify parents. And, as a new parent, it's difficult to determine what's "normal" and what warrants a trip to the emergency room. So if you're asking yourself the often overwhelming ques…
By Candace Ganger

5 Fascinating Facts About Children's Bones That Will Totally Make You Jealous

Have you ever watched a toddler take a dive at the playground and wonder how on earth they didn't just break all the bones in both their arms? Well, as it turns out, toddlers are built to withstand the bonking and pounding they put their bones throug…
By Emily Westbrooks

Here's How To Handle That Whole Potty Training Business During Nap Time

Potty training is a lot of trial and error, and if you're potty training a boy? It's also a lot of hit and miss. (My son is 10, and he's nearly got it down.) One of the bigger challenges you'll likely face during the potty training process is what to…
By Cat Bowen

13 Earth Day Activities For Toddlers That You'll *Both* Enjoy

I'm big on Earth Day. I'm a big advocate for being as environmentally responsible as possible and on Earth Day, I feel like everyone around me is in agreement. In this current political culture of climate change denial and national park prices increa…
By Cat Bowen

8 Reasons Why I Refuse To Make My Toddler Stop Using A Bottle

The other day I innocently posted a photo of my toddler on Instagram. He was fighting nap time, I was impossibly tired, and, at the time, I didn't think there was anything particularly controversial about the picture or post. Turns out, I was wrong. …
By Steph Montgomery

15 Children's Books About Mother Nature, Because Earth Day Is Coming Up

When it comes to life questions (both big and small), it's not uncommon to find me with my nose in a book, searching for answers. Because whether I am looking for a particular beloved passage or simply advice on how to navigate a sticky situation, I …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

10 Ways Potty Training Is Designed To Break Your Spirit

If you're feeling especially confident as a parent (i.e. your toddler is sleeping through the night and eating their vegetables), the universe has concocted something extra special for you... to ruin it. It's called toilet training, and it will own y…
By Kimmie Fink

Here's How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For A Pet Cat

We've all been there — your little one is begging and begging for a pet, but you just don't know if it's the right time. After all, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll be doing all of the work, and what about safety and health concerns with anima…
By Ojus Patel

9 Things You Should Do As A Family Of Three Before You Have Another Baby

Not to brag, but my family of three was pretty awesome. I had finally figured out what I was doing as a mom, and my daughter and I were an unstoppable team. So I was scared things would change if I had another baby. Spoiler alert: they totally did. I…
By Steph Montgomery

11 Things You Should Do With Your First Kid *Before* Your Second Is Born

The transition from one to two children is exciting, nerve-wracking, and requires a lot of preparation. Maybe not as much as you needed before you had your first (you probably have a lot of the necessary equipment at this point, for example) but ther…
By Jamie Kenney

If Your Toddler Has A Stomach Bug, Here's How To Handle It

I remember the first time I woke up to my son projectile vomiting all over his room like some awful scene in a horror movie. There was my adorable 18-month-old, spewing forth what looked like everything he'd ever eaten in his life. It came out of him…
By Cat Bowen

Here's How To Get Your Toddler Started With Their First Bike

When I was growing up, before technology was everywhere and the internet was a thing (get off my lawn), learning how to ride a bike was a huge rite of passage. It was the only way to get around in my neighborhood, and once I perfected it, I would rid…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

If Your Child Has Autism, Here's How Potty Training Apps Can Help

As a mom of a son with autism, I can tell you there's a lot to learn at every step of the way. Depending on where your child falls on the spectrum, the amount of intervention required to do the simplest of tasks can seem insurmountable. Potty trainin…
By Cat Bowen

Here's How Child Custody Works If The Parents Aren't Married

Parenting is complicated — there's no doubt about that. But things can get especially sticky when two people make a baby (or a few) and then discover that they don't want to be together anymore. This can be heartbreaking for a number of reasons, incl…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

21 Best Potty Training Products For Toddlers, Because You Need All The Help You Can Get

Potty training is one of childhood's major rites of passage. And it's a particularly tough one to get through. Both you and your kid need epic amounts of patience to work out the kinks, resilience to bounce back from setbacks, and consistency to set …
By Katie Malczyk

If You Want To Try The Bare Bottom Potty Training Method, Here's How To Start

Let me tell you about potty training my son. I thought it would be so easy. He'd basically potty trained himself to go number two in the potty, each time happily saying "no mess!" You can see why I thought he'd be on board with peeing in the potty as…
By Cat Bowen

9 Best Apps To Teach Your Kids About Science

If your parenting style is anything like mine is, then you're probably raising your child in the hopes that they will love learning and, in turn, will have all the tools for success later in life. But, back here in reality, all the best child-rearing…
By Sarah Bunton