Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celeb Moms We Love

There are so many celeb moms out there that are such an inspiration to us, not only for the amazing mommies they are to their children, but also to the community and world around us. One celeb mom we love is Angelina Jolie. She has been spotted taking her kids to fun filled activities such as visiting a zoo, an amusement park, and even ice skating together. We admire how she takes time out of her busy schedule to be with her children and do everything she can to spend quality time together. 

Not only is she a great mother, but she is caring of others and helps the community and world around her. In 2007 Angelina joined forces with economist Dr. Gene Sperling and founded the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, which funds education for children affected by man-made or natural disasters. And in 2008, she worked with Microsoft to set up the Kids in Need of Defense, a group of law firms and volunteers who have commited to giving legal counsel for immigrant kids in the US. These are just a couple of things she has done to improve children’s lives.

We applaud your dedication to your family and the well being of others. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Toddler Phase

 The toddler years can be one of the hardest years yet. From tantrums, to potty training and not listening every parent faces hardships during this phase. Simple tricks and tips can help make a huge difference when it comes to tackling these tough situations. Looking for a clever way to get your kid to ditch the pacifier? Set a date and tell your kid that day is Big Kid day, to celebrate him becoming a Big Kid and not needing his pacifier anymore. Giving him something to look forward to can ease the loss of his paci (and make sure to plan a special treat or activity, too). Check out some other ways to help these years a little smoother. What are your tips for getting through the toddler phase?