Posts by kmontoya:
10 Restaurant Etiquette Tips for Parents
By Anna Sachse To borrow a simile from Forrest Gump, dining out with a toddler is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get. Even if your kiddo is the world’s best eater, restaurant meals require planning, patience … and consideration for your fellow diners. After all, every person who choosesRead MoreOctober 13, 2015 at 12:45pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Positive Parenting
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Indeed!
Pumpkins aren’t just for jack-o’-lanterns and table décor. While we all associate them with the fall season and Halloween celebrations, they make an excellent addition to mealtime all year round. Whether you get your pumpkin directly from the patch or right from a can, we hope you’ll think about this lovely ingredient beyond November. Why? TheseRead MoreOctober 9, 2015 at 10:30am | Be the first to comment Posted under , Cooking & Nutrition
- Hugs and Love and Everything Nice: How to Fill Your Child’s “Emotional Bank Account”
In his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey likens relationships to emotional bank accounts. We all understand how bank accounts work in the financial world. When we regularly make deposits, our accounts grow, and we have security should something unexpected happen. If we only make withdrawals, our accounts are quickly depletedRead MoreOctober 8, 2015 at 2:30pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Positive Parenting
- Dreamy Overnight Oats: The Only Breakfast That’s Easier Is Plain Old Toast.
When it comes to quick, healthy, kid-friendly breakfasts, it’s hard to top overnight oats: Mix equal parts raw rolled whole oats (not quick oats) and liquid in a jar with your chosen seasonings, refrigerate overnight, and voilà! The result is a surprisingly creamy porridge that’s budget-conscious but feels très gourmet. Bonus: It takes 10 secondsRead MoreOctober 2, 2015 at 10:22am | Be the first to comment Posted under , Cooking & Nutrition
- We’ve Got Heart! Katie Gallagher Gives Back
“All children deserve to go far, no matter where they start”—Katie Gallagher, Assistant General Counsel at Knowledge Universe. Who: By day, Katie Gallagher works with KU’s legal team. In her off hours—between being a mom to her two kids ages 3 ½ and 5—Katie volunteers her time as a board member of Metropolitan Family Service.Read MoreOctober 1, 2015 at 5:04pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , KinderCare News
- Easy, Scrumptious Homemade Applesauce. Plus 6 Great Ways to Snarf it Down
While it may take more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away, these sweet, crispy, kid-friendly delights are indeed loaded with nutrition—and that’s making us folks at KinderCare feel saucy! Applesaucy! Let’s begin with a little bio of our key ingredient: A great source of vitamin C and polyphenols (disease-fighting antioxidants,Read MoreSeptember 25, 2015 at 9:53am | Be the first to comment Posted under , Cooking & Nutrition
- Craft Table: Make a Family “Quilt”
No sewing skills required for this fun family project that showcases everyone’s unique personality and imagination. Washi tape is used to create sections that each family member decorates based on a shared theme: favorite colors, memories, dreams, things you love … the options are endless. At the end you’ll have a wall-worthy piece of artRead MoreSeptember 23, 2015 at 10:40am | Be the first to comment Posted under , Creative Families
- Underpants on His Head? Letting Your Child Dress Himself
“I do it myself!” This is a common toddler refrain, but when it comes to getting dressed themselves, toddlers can come up with some charmingly odd outfits. Underpants on his head anyone? So when is the right time to let him make his own fashion choices? “Whenever he shows he’s interested and ready, which is typicallyRead MoreSeptember 22, 2015 at 3:32pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Positive Parenting, Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-2 years)
- 6 Ways to Help Your Baby Get the Night-Night He Needs
It’s 2 a.m. and little Quinn is wide awake and calling (okay, wailing…) for you—again. If your child is healthy and over six months of age, then she is developmentally ready to learn self-soothing skills, hurray! If you and your child are not getting enough sleep, then it might be time to learn some sleepRead MoreSeptember 21, 2015 at 3:48pm | Be the first to comment Posted under , Health & Wellness, Infant (0-12 months)
- The Dr. Super Sleep Series: What’s Your Baby’s Sleep Temperament?
From the moment he or she is born, a baby’s innate personality shines through in so many ways: how he eats (with zeal! selectively…), what makes her smile, or how he plays. And yes, tired parents, how your baby snoozes (or doesn’t) is also due, in part, to the sleep personality that she was bornRead MoreThe Knowledge Universe® Family of Brands
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- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Indeed!