I adore my children but having all 4 of them home all summer can get a little crazy! Plus my husband working in real estate has a pretty hectic and inconsistent schedule. So it's a lot of mommy versus the 4 little monkeys. One things that really makes me want to climb the walls is the amount of tattling. Yes, I know for children (siblings at that) under 7 years old this is very common but it doesn't make it any less…Continue
Trail mix is one of those snacks that you can eat almost anywhere whether at a party, on the go, or while you're sitting at your desk at work. It's not only tasty but healthy, too! Here is a simple but wonderful homemade trail mix recipe.
When traveling with kids, you want to find a place everyone is going to be happy with, and thankfully, there are tons of destinations that appeal to children and adults alike. What’s more, there are destinations with tons of fun things to enjoy. Below we examine the leading travel destinations for families who want to travel with the kids in…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on July 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you or someone in your family has OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) – your child is more at risk of getting OCD. OCD is believed to be inherited. So, along with eye color and hair color – your child can get OCD and Anxiety.
I have seen OCD symptoms in very young children in my therapy practice.…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 30, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments
Some days, the hardest thing to do is to be in the house with rambunctious kids, yet finding something to do with them proves more difficult. Whether its the price, day, or time that causes the conflict; this can leave a parent hopeless and at the end of their sanity! How about a park? Finding fun at the park is easy to do!
Added by Jazelle on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Sleep issues are the most common toddler problem I see in my child therapy practice. Toddler sleep can be an ongoing issue because they just won’t sleep! They fight going to sleep, they fight staying asleep and they don’t get enough sleep. It also seems like they instinctually know that we, as parents are the most…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 26, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Don’t let that cute smile and those stubby little hands fool you. Your toddler, my toddler – they are all on mission to destroy us. Their goal – to wear us down, weaken our defenses and slowly gain full control of the household. Don’t believe me? Not into conspiracy theories? You think this sounds like…Continue
Added by Natasha Daniels on June 26, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!
CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)
Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue
My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage! Crazy, right?!
Well, we wanted to do something special to celebrate but our youngest was only four months and I’d be breastfeeding; so we decided spend our 10 year anniversary trip... with the kids. Not overly romantic, I know, but sometimes you gotta make the best of the situation. An all inclusive Jamaican resort was our destination of choice. We’d never been there before so it would still be special and it was all inclusive, which…Continue
Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!
I watched her seamlessly round up her four children as they splashed, swam, and dove in the pool.
She called out their last name to summon the two oldest boys, who were 50 yards away and in line for the slides. She motioned with her pointer finger to the middle daughter, who was paddling away and whispered something to her youngest daughter, who was romping in…Continue
Hello, my name is Jazelle.
Welcome to my blog, The Little Tourist!
Having three children under the age of seven; I am always on the lookout for fun activities that will teach them new skills or lessons AND help burn off some energy! Enjoying these activities for free or at…Continue
It’s Spring and the weather has finally started to get warmer. Bikes are dusted off and children’s laughter can be heard up and down the street. Yes, life outside the house is ready to resume... until drip, drop, drip drip, drop drop... here comes the rain. However, instead of feeling…Continue
When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…Continue
The quality and quantity of sleep that children get every night is determined by a number of factors. The kind of clothes that the child sleeps in is one of the most important of these factors. Parents are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing materials for their children’s sleepwear due to the wide variety of materials to choose from. Each material has its unique advantages and disadvantages alike. Discussed below are some of the advantages associated with cotton…Continue
lly and I wanted to do something special for Daddy, just to show him how much we love him. We sat down to brainstorm a couple ideas of what to do and finally settled on making a collage for Daddy. The collage would contain things that he really enjoys and something that describes him. Although our Daddy is one who likes to wrestle and roll around on the floor, he also really enjoys dressing up and looking nice!
Check out our finished picture and see how you can make one…Continue
Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on May 27, 2015 at 11:46am — No Comments
Our kids need to wear clothes...well, at least need to be clothed in public (I'm lacking in patience for disapproving stares just as much as the next mama)...and Sprouting Threads is changing the way parents shop for their kids' clothes.
How many times have you bought an adorable new outfit for your kiddo, and then, it's outgrown in a few weeks or months? I mean, kids…Continue