The Babysitting Debacle
You might be a new parent, and though you love spending time with your child, you might also have to go to work. However, you might be very picky about who you allow to babysit your child, and this might make it more difficult to find someone that is willing to do this on a consistent basis. So, what do you do if you have to find a babysitter that you are comfortable with? How do you approach this type of situation? Though the answers to these questions might be different for everyone, here are a few suggestions.
Tackling Absentee Parenting
You might be in a situation where you have a child and are currently attempting to co-parent with his or her other parent. However, the other parent in the situation might miss a lot of visitations with his or her child, and you might notice that this has been affecting your child's everyday life. So, what do you do if your child's other parent isn't consistent? How do you approach this type of situation? Though the answers to these questions might be different for everyone, here are a few suggestions.
Disney Magic Bands for Kids
Character Magic Bands Available at Disney WorldImage credit: Canva and Theresa Vitale. At this time of year, it is quite common for many to begin to experience wanderlust. It’s been a long winter for many and flashes of hope in the weather have been fleeting. The recent winter storms have put all of us in a sunny state of mind. There would be nothing more relaxing than some fun in the Sunshine State, even if you live somewhere in Florida, it's natural to want to get out and do something fun for everyone. Here in Central Florida, Orlando seems to have it all – Theme Parks, restaurants, easy beach access, hiking, camping and everything in between.
The mommy trap: Break free of working mother's guilt
Surviving (and thriving) as a working mom (and dad) It’s no secret that moms (and dads) often feel guilty when they’re not at home with their kids. But what about when they’re at work? Moms can feel guilty for not being able to be at home with their kids, for working long hours, or for leaving their kids with a sitter.
Choosing a School for Your Child
If you have recently moved to a new neighborhood, you may be thinking about enrolling your child in one of the local schools. However, if there is more than one school in the area in which you live, you might be wondering which one you should pick. So, how do you choose a good school for your child? Which school will give you the education that you want your child to get? Though the answers to these questions may be different for everyone, here are a few suggestions.
McDonald's Big Move
We all have our childhood memories regarding McDonald’s, and most of us remember receiving our Happy Meals and wondering what toy was inside. However, in an effort to combat the environmental impact that their business has had, McDonald’s has decided to phase out plastic toys in these meals starting in 2021 (McDonalds, 2021).
Introducing Your Child to Educational Television
In this day and age, it can be difficult to find shows that are truly educational for preschoolers and kindergartners. Therefore, I have compiled a list of my favorites. Alphablocks-This television show helps children learn their letters, the phonetic sounds of the letters, and eventually spelling. They give each letter a personality, which makes it easier for children to differentiate between letters that can easily be mixed up like b, d, and p.