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Family Advent Calendar

Great Ideas A Meaningful Family Advent Calendar As the year unfolds towards its most magical season – Christmas, make each day exciting for your kids by creating a homemade advent calendar filled with daily surprises. Advent calendars date back to the 19th century when religious families marked each day in December with a

Gift Baskets

Great Ideas Baby Tip – Great Gift Baskets for Mom and Dad Most people buy cute clothes, adorable toys, and other baby gifts for new parents. However, sometimes it’s nice to buy something specifically for mom and dad. New parents deal with a lot of stress, so consider sending a unique gift basket

Hand Made Gifts From the Teacher

Great Ideas A Compliment from a Teacher’s Pet Giving a present to someone is always a well-appreciated gesture regardless of the occasion. It takes on a deeper meaning when gifts are personally crafted because the giver spends considerable thought, time and effort in making them. In this season of giving, teach your child

Toy Safety Tips for Parents

Great Ideas Toys provide hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages. However, not all toys are safe for kids. Below you will find a couple of tips to help you select only safe toys. You should not buy toys that contain small parts for babies and children under 3. These age groups

Creating Baby Food with Quinoa

Great Ideas Quinoa (“keen wah”), an ancient grain, is a complete protein. The Incas called it the “mother grain”. Don’t overcook quinoa or you’ll end up with mush-like goo. Basic recipe: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups of water Directions: put quinoa in saucepan, add water and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to

Swaddling Your Baby for Comfort

Great Ideas How to Swaddle Your Baby Your baby was accustomed to being in a small and warm space. Veryoften the baby will experience crying jags and a desire for that warmthand the feeling of being surrounded again. Using a technique calledswaddling your newborn can help her feel some of the warmth and