Stationery, invitation and announcement brand Minted offers a wide range of gorgeous, customizable card designs for any occasion. From birth announcements, birthday parties, graduation celebrations and everything in between, here are our some of our favorite designs from the family-friendly brand.
You are probably on the hunt for the perfect gift for the most important woman in your life as Mother's Day is less than two weeks away. But where to start? If you're like most people you're likely stumped. Flowers are nice but they don't last, it's the same with chocolates. And if you can't afford a whirlwind trip or another extravagant gift, we've got you covered with meaningful gifts for mom that you can personalize to give them an extra special touch. Moms are proud of their families, and they love to show it. Why not give her a phone case with her child's picture on it? Or a planter that has a sweet message engraved? We especially the love the personalized scented candles! Here are 10 gifts for mom you didn't know you could personalize.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
Pregnancy is a tough time to feel both stylish and comfortable, but the recent trend of athleisure wear has made it so much easier. You can still feel put-together in comfortable, breathable clothing items like maternity leggings, tank tops, sweatshirts, joggers and more without sacrificing an ounce of style. Check out these trendy athleisure options for pregnant women.
We all know that tech devices can help simplify our lives. From something as easy as being able to take a picture on your cell phone to home devices that can tell us the weather with a touch of a button (or just simply by asking verbally). But tech can also help our kids out, too! In fact, Verizon helps make it easy for kids to get online safely with great tablets, smart watches and phones. And if you're worried about your kids' safety as they browse the web or play on their phone, Verizon helps cover that too! With plans that are catered toward families, smartphones that track your child's location and add restrictions like content filters, you can rest assured that your child's tech devices are safe for them to use.
The My Verizon and My Verizon Smart Family apps track your child's phone location and usage right from your very own device. It's a helpful way to stay on top of what your kid is doing on the web. The Smart Family app allows you to add up to 20 trusted contacts to your child's phone that they can reach whenever, regardless of restrictions. You can also limit how many texts are sent and received. Track how your kids are spending time online with the Web and App Activity feature and keep tabs on your child's location via a GPS locator. It also allows you to add content filters to block certain apps and websites. Parents will love that they have the ability to add usage limits and even pause the internet! Plus using the app is simple—just pair your device with your kid's device using the Smart Family companion app and you're ready to get started!
Below we explore the devices and plans that make Verizon one of the best wireless carriers for families!
If there's one thing that kids know best, it's how to play hard, but as every parent of an energetic child knows quite well, all of that activity can take a heavy toll on their clothing. Lands' End lightens the burden of having to continually replace ripped and torn pieces with the breakthrough design of their Iron Knee Pants.
A must-have for back-to-school, the unique design of Lands' End Iron Knee Pants withstands the wear and tear of busy boys and girls who stay on the move. This stylish collection of pants has comfy knee patches on the inside your child won't even notice.
Made with high-quality, durable fabrics designed to last, each pair of pants has reinforced knees to prevent holes where they happen the most. Lands' End Iron Knees pants have a longer lifespan, which gives wallet a much-needed break!.
Plus, these fab, machine washable styles not only look good but they also feel great. With several pant styles available for kids of all ages, we're sure this is one wardrobe staple in your kiddo's closet that will wear well. Time to bid a fond farewell to patching up holey pants!
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines, infants should sleep between 12 to 16 hours, while growing toddlers should grab between 11 to 14 hours of shut-eye. That's why picking the perfect crib mattress is key for a good night (and naptime) slumber for your little lamb.
While there are several factors to consider when choosing a crib mattress and setting up a safe sleep environment for your child. Parents should select "a firm mattress that is made for the crib, meaning perfect in size with a tight-fitting sheet," suggests S. Daniel Ganjian, MD, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "There should be no space between the mattress and the sides of the crib."
And other than a fitted sheet, there shouldn't be anything in the baby's bed, particularly during the first year. "The most common mistake that parents make is putting something in the crib besides a tightly swaddled baby," says Gina Posner, MD, a pediatrician at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. "There should be no stuffed animals, no crib bumpers and no sleep positioners. Just make sure it is a new crib that is up to current standards."
Dr. Ganjian also advises against using an old crib and mattress. "Hand me downs used to be great, but now you really have to watch out for them, since many have been recalled or are dangerous because there is some subtle defect that you might not be aware of."
In celebration of Sleep Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top picks of comfy, crib mattresses with quality features to ensure that tired newborns and tots transitioning to a toddler bed sleep like babies so Mom and Dad can rest a whole lot easier.
Check those dusty shoes and sneakers at the door! To keep the kiddos from shuffling around the house in socks, we've rounded up the cutest, coziest slipper styles that boys and girls of all ages will want to slip into every day after school and on the weekends. From adorable animal designs to sleek styles made to warm big and tiny tootsies, these awesome kid's slippers are made to feel like walking on air in cool trends that even the fanciest feet can't help but warm up to. We're sure that these fab slippers are a shoo-in for your kid's casual footwear faves!
When your babe begins to sit up, it's time to start searching for the best floor seat to support your baby boy or girl. Mom and dad can take advantage of a few hands-free moments as their tiny tyke takes a seat in these cool activity chairs. We've rounded up several top-rated styles which provide a place to play and plenty of legroom for your little one to stay seated comfortably. If your infant is ready for a break from the playard, these fab floor seats are the perfect place for your baby to sit tight.
"A guide for parents who know that the perfect name lasts a lifetime-- it suits not just a cuddly newborn but grows with a child f...rom babyhood through adulthood. 1,107 baby names that stand the test of time makes a strong case for each name selected... read more
Books : Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Hardcover)
Outlines science-based, compassionate strategies for raising a child with ADHD, drawing on the author's "Calm and Connected" works...hop to recommend specific approaches for strengthening interpersonal skills and improving conflict resolution. Original. read more
WAIMH Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Parenting and Child Care
"Parenting: A Child's Perspective" is neither biographical nor auto-biographical, but includes selected snap-shots form the lives ...of hundreds of parents and children. The author of the book spent many years observing and listening to parents and... read more
A new wave of abuse is happening behind the doors of family homes but it's one that many are too ashamed to discuss. Domestic viol...ence used to mean an angry man beating a helpless female partner and child. But last year over 12,000 parents called... read more
Books : Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Parenting Matters) (Paperback)
Books : Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Parenting Matters) (Paperback)
Gifts from a Porcupine: Parenting a Child with Special Needs
Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about parenting a gifted child with this straightforward guid...e.Giftedness is often viewed as a blessing, but in some ways it can also be a burden for gifted children and their... read more
A Latin adage says, “Dat quod non habet,” meaning “No one gives what he does not have.” This wise saying makes sense in the busine...ss of parenting. We are in an age where children are begetting children due to lack of knowledge, which contributes to... read more
Books : Children's Needs - Parenting Capacity: Child Abuse, Parental Mental Illness, Learning Disability, Substance Misuse, and Do...mestic Violence (Paperback) read more
NEW YORK TIMES BestsellerUSA TODAY BestsellerPublishers Weekly BestsellerIn The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents... the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link... read more
This practical, easy-to-use guide helps parents transform family life through the proven PBS process.
Arm yourself with the tools you need to parent with confidence, raise happy and independent children, and find the fulfillment you... deserve. You re getting divorced; you re angry, afraid, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Stop, stop and breathe. What lies... read more
The Child's Bill of Rights: A Beginner's Guide to Parenting
How to Be a Good Parent and Raise a Child with Fewer Conflicts Instantly!Ah kids...what parents wouldn't do for their child? From ...the very first moment they are born into your arms, they instantly become the cherished apple of your eyes, and you would... read more
Whether it's a fish, a friend, or a family member, nearly every child will experience a loss in their early years, and the experie...nce and feelings of a sad event can be confusing and scary. And when grief intrudes, children look to their parents and... read more
A Touch Of Genius: A Hopeful Guide To Parenting A Child With Asperger?s
"Parents of children with special needs face unique challenges. This helpful book gives the kind of practical help, information ab...out resources, and spiritual encouragement you need. read more
Are you a busy parent, grandparent or guardian desperately searching for a way to connect with a child in your life?If you are exp...eriencing challenges with your child, are tired of wading through long, theory-based books and just need to quickly find... read more
Are you a professional who encounters children with a wide range of difficulties? Do you also work with their parents? Would you l...ike a flexible source of information to support you in your work? This CD-ROM resource pack has been designed for you, and... read more
Understanding that each child is born with natural born tendencies, A Parent's Guide seeks to help parents help their children dev...elop their natural temperament tendencies, and overcome their natural weaknesses. read more
Embracing Special Needs Parenting: Your Child Needs a Good ParentThis book is a bundle of 2 of our Best Books to help you as Best ...we can. This Bundle Set Includes the Following Books:Embracing Pregnancy, Your Child, and Parenting: Your Guide Book to... read more
The author, a professional working with children with special needs and father of a child with sensory processing disorder, offers... the first book to help parents integrate care for a child with sensory processing disorder with the needs of the family... read more