Fun Things to Do with YOUR Dad: 5 Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Fun Things to Do with Your Dad - Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Being a Dad is such great fun! I sure do have a fantastic time reliving some of my own childhood memories, when I do fun stuff with my son Benni. I’ll bet you rekindle your fondest memories when you do fun activities with your children too.

But have you ever thought about how your own Dad used to enjoy spending time with you when you were small? A great way to renew those old bonds, and have some fun along the way, is to revive this partnership. This is achievable by doing new activities together, or some of those you enjoyed doing as a kid, fishing for example.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at lots more fun things to do with your Dad that will give you some ideas for great father-son activities.  Continue reading →

Sun Safety: The Best Sunscreens for Kids

Sun Safety - The Best Sunscreens for Kids

During the summer months, adverts for sunscreens are everywhere. These ads tell us about the dangers of sun exposure and the damage it can do to our own and our kid’s skin.

Children’s skin is far more delicate than adults, so knowing which the best sunscreens for kids are, can be confusing. What SPF factor should you choose? What does a broad spectrum mean? And why are some sunscreens potentially harmful?

In this article, I’m going to help you understand all of this and know which are the safest sunscreens for kids.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I have any kind of medical background. I am just a dad! Please take this article as what it is: “Just” some advice from other parents! I don’t claim to be an expert on this subject but have taken my information from sources that I believe to be reputable and reliable, as well as from my own experience with my 3-year old son.

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Dad’s Kitchen: Easy Cooking with Kids – 4 Dad-Friendly Recipes You And Your Kids Will Love

Dads Kitchen Easy Cooking with Kids

Kids love playing mini chefs. So, I thought I’d give you some recipes for easy cooking with kids. Creating exciting meals in the kitchen with your children is excellent fun, and perfect for giving them future life skills.

But then again: If you’re a stay at home dad like myself you probably want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible without leaving behind a whole lot of mess behind; while still creating a tasty, healthy dinner for the kids.

The recipe’s I’ve selected are suitable for children of all ages and abilities. For younger kids, you’ll need to help with putting things into and out of the oven, frying, and chopping. It’s the perfect way to teach your children about kitchen safety; you don’t want any cuts or burns! Oh and don’t forget about the washing of hands before they start.

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How to Balance Work and Family Life: 5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management as a Busy Mom or Dad

How to Balance Work and Family Life - 5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Improve Your Time Management as a Busy Mom or Dad

It sure can be tough balancing your work-life with being a parent. Before the kids came along, everything took half the time. Going on a night out with your homies required no thought at all. There’s no denying having children is a wonderful gift, but it sure can complicate things and sometimes leave you feeling like there’s no time left for you.

In this article, we’re going to look at taking back control by using simple time management for parents that can help you balance work and family life. I’m going to tell you about five surprisingly simple steps to improve your time management as a busy Mom or Dad.

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4 Simple Steps To Make Working From Home Stress-Free

4 Simple Steps To Make Working From Home Stress-Free

There are plenty of benefits to working from home, especially if you’re a parent. In most jobs where you’re the boss, you’ll be able to set your own schedule, which means you can build your work around the needs of your children.

How many parents would benefit from that! However, while these positions are often desired by those people who work in an office, not every aspect of working from home is stress-free.

Actually, some experts believe that working from home can be more stressful than a traditional office job. Below, we take a look at 4 incredibly useful tips for making sure it’s worth the hassle.

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Raising Healthy, Self-Confident And Responsible Kids: A Top 10 Guide To Parenting Young Children

Raising Healthy, Self-Confident And Responsible Kids - A Top 10 Guide To Parenting Young Children

Raising your children right is a big responsibility. If you’re just a littlebit like me, I bet you’ve thought more than once: “If only kids came with a guidebook!” – I certainly have!

Raising your child to be happy, healthy, self-confident and responsible depends on a number of influencing factors. These factors include exposing them to a life that makes them want to be those things, providing continued support and guidance and letting them make mistakes. And being a role model!

In this article I have compiled a list of 10 surprisingly simple steps that will help you level up your parenting within just one week or less. In fact, when a friend of mine just recently actively incorporated these into his parenting, he could see a big improvement in his relationship with his kids in just 3 days! Sounds too good to be true? Let’s see…

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3 Easy Ways to Help Your Child to Relax at Bedtime

3 Easy Ways to Help Your Child to Relax at Bedtime

Bedtime can be a constant war for us parents, right?

You may find that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to get your kids to settle down and you may even find that they have more energy at night when compared to any other time in the day.

This is completely normal and you are certainly not alone, but if you want to put an end to bedtime wars then here are a few tips to get you started.

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3 Steps to Compromising When You and Your Partner Have Different Styles of Parenting

3 Steps to Compromising When You And Your Partner Have Different Styles Of Parenting

There are times in life when you can agree to disagree, right? Parenting is not one of those times. A child is something that you both have an active part in and often important choices need to be made that both of you must agree to.

Whether you’re both debating on how to discipline your child or something greater such as whether to homeschool your child, you’ll need to learn the art of compromising. Here are 3 IMPORTANT, yet SIMPLE tips for dealing with conflicting opinions on parenting.

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Goal Setting Activities for Kids: 7 Simple Steps to Raising Self-Determined Kids

Goal Setting Activities for Kids - 6 Simple Steps to Raising Self-Determined Kids

Children who set goals from a young age learn to be self-driven and determined in life. If you could do something as simple as helping your child set and achieve goals and give them the skill set they need to grow into a well-rounded adult, wouldn’t you do it? Children are sponges and by teaching these life skills at a young age, it is more likely they’ll carry the good habits over into their future.

Here, we’ll talk about some of the advantages of teaching your son or daughter self-determination with goal setting. I’ll also give you some ideas about goal setting activities for kids, so you can set your son or daughter up for success. You’d be surprised how early they are ready to start learning!

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