65 Reward Ideas for Kids (And brain-science explained)

Parenting isn’t all that hard.

(Sarcasm incoming!)

There’s really nothing to it except:

  • Keeping your child alive
  • Making sure they’re properly fed
  • Getting them enough sleep
  • Helping them do well in school
  • Teaching them to be good, moral people

You know. Just those couple of little things.

And when it comes to getting your child to do, or not do, the things you need them to on their way to becoming fully-functioning and healthy adults, you often need a two-pronged approach.

You can use rewards, and you can use punishments or consequences.

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30+ Essential Statistics About Fathers in 2020

You might have guessed from the name of my blog, but I think dads are super important.

And it’s not just me! The science and data backs me up pretty well.

So if you’re looking for some fatherhood statistics that show why dads matter, or just some interesting facts and data on the impact of fathers, look no further.

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I tried Artkive to organize my toddler’s art (Honest Review)

Artkive box review

Any parent of a toddler who goes to school knows this problem well:

The absolutely endless influx of artwork that enters your house on a daily basis.

Yes, it’s cute! It’s adorable! It’s a piece of history!

It’s also incredibly annoying when the pile starts to take over entire rooms in your house.

I’ve written before about some different storage solutions for this particular problem, but there was one, in particular, I really wanted to try first hand:

The Artkive box — It’s a box you fill up with your kid’s art and send off in the mail. A few weeks later, you’ll get a professionally bound book filled with photos of the art. Much easier to store!

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35 Fun Activities to Do with Your Toddler At Home

Toddler activities for home

You’re not really a parent to a toddler until you’ve thought:

“What the heck am I supposed to do with my kid all day?”

The easiest ways to keep a toddler busy and wear them out usually involve going outside. Going to parks, riding bikes, playing in the yard, etc.

But what if you’re stuck inside with a toddler? What are the best toddler activities you can do at home?

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9+ Ways to Be a Better Dad According to Science

Dads matter.

You probably already knew that, and so did I.

But don’t take it from me. Because the science on the subject is clear as day.

Children with good, loving, actively involved fathers have better outcomes in life.

They:

  • Have healthier relationships
  • Make more money & have more career success
  • Have less psychological problems
  • And often have higher IQs than their peers

That’s not to denigrate single mothers! Or lesbian couples! And it doesn’t doom kids who grow up without a father for one reason or another.

But if you’re alive and well, you owe it to your kids to be the best possible father you can be.

The question is: How exactly can you be a better dad?

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Is Sunshine House Daycare Worth It? (Review)

Are you looking for care for your little one?

It’s no easy task, especially when you factor in your workout commute, cost, safety, allergies, education, and more. Finding a “good” school isn’t enough!

If you’re nervous about making the right choice, you have every right to be.

You may have come across a little place called Sunshine House in your research, and in this article we’re going to break it down:

Is SunShine House daycare worth it? Here’s a full review.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Sofia

Planning for a new baby is exciting, but it’s also time-consuming, to say the least.

You have to take care of so many things like stocking baby supplies, prepping the nursery, and scheduling those first doctor appointments. 

Maybe the most important (and stressful) decision of all is what to name your baby!

A person’s name says a lot about her, believe it or not. People assume many things about a person based on name alone. Plus, your daughter’s name will also greatly influence how she sees herself. 

Therefore, it’s understandable that people are so willing to spend all their time scrolling through Google searching for the perfect baby name.

But, if you pour all of your efforts into looking for a fabulous first name, you might run out of time to find the best middle name.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Sofia.

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Baby Oil vs Baby Lotion Explained for New Parents

When they first meet their baby, one of the first things parents notice is their baby’s delicate skin.

It’s so soft and squishy!

Which leads you to wonder…what kind of baby skin products do you need as a new parent?

The infant skin product section at the store is overflowing with tons of different products, but most of them fall into one of two categories: Oils and lotions.

So what’s the difference between baby oil vs baby lotion and which one do you really need?

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Why Baby Keeps Getting Diaper Rash at Daycare & What to Do About It

No matter which daycare we’ve used for our kids…

… and we’ve used a bunch! Including Primrose and Kids R Kids

We’ve had one problem over, and over, and over.

Diaper rash at daycare!

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve spent all weekend powdering a rash, applying diaper cream, and changing frequently, only for one of our babies to come home on Monday evening with yet another screaming red diaper rash.

So why do babies seem to get diaper rash so often at daycare? Why is it so severe? And what can be done about it?

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The Different Types of Baby Food Explained

As a new parent, you’re absolutely overloaded with a big lifestyle change, new responsibilities, less sleep, and lots of new, conflicting information about how you should be tackling parenthood.

Of course, choosing which foods to feed your baby might be the most confusing of all!

It’s also one of the most crucial decisions to get right, as proper nutrition is a huge deal for growing little ones.

What are the different types of baby food you can choose from? And what do you really need to know about each one?

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Maya

When you find out that you’re expecting, your world turns upside down!

There are all these things you have to think about, like diapers, bottles, nursery themes, and more. One of the biggest decisions of all? What to name your baby.

A person’s name can actually influence how others see them. Plus, it also plays a significant part in how your daughter will view herself… believe it or not!

So it’s understandable that people want to spend so much time looking for the perfect first name for their babies.

But, if you spend all your search time on Google looking for a first name, what happens to the middle name? You likely run out of steam and settle. 

That’s why I’ve been putting together my best middle names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Maya.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Leah

Did you know that a person’s name can actually influence how others see them? It can even play a role in what they think about themselves!

So it’s no wonder that picking a good baby name becomes one of your most important tasks when you’re expecting.

And it’s no surprise that people willingly search Google for hours looking for baby names.

However, devoting all your time to finding a perfect first name can make you push the middle name to the back burner.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my best middle names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Leah.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Molly

Getting ready to welcome a precious bundle of joy into the world is a happy time.

But, it’s also a really busy one. You have to figure out so many things, like what diapers to use and whether you want plastic or glass bottles.

Plus, you have to come up with an amazing name for your baby. 

Believe it or not, a name says a lot about a person. People develop a lot of perceptions about others based on name alone. Plus, your daughter’s name will also influence how she thinks about herself.

That’s why it’s no surprise that people spend so much of their time on Google looking for the perfect baby name.

But, when you devote all your time to looking for a first name, you could run out of energy when it comes to the middle name.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my best middle names series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Molly.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Lydia

Whether it’s your first or fourth, expecting a baby is a busy and exciting time.

You have so many things to think about, like nursery themes and diaper brands. But, the biggest decision is undoubtedly what to name your baby.

People assume many things about a person based on name alone, believe it or not! Plus, your daughter’s name factors highly into what she’ll think about herself. 

So it’s a no-brainer that people spend hours and hours scouring Google for the perfect baby names.

But, if you spend all your time searching for an excellent first name, you might run out of steam before you find a great middle name. 

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Lydia.

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Baby Food Pouches vs Jars: Pros & Cons Explained

There are so many options and choices when it comes to feeding your baby and, as a new parent, it may be overwhelming.

Initially, the big question is breastfeeding or formula, and then if using formula, which brand is the best fit.

However, before you know it, your child is passed the newborn stage and it’s time to introduce solid foods! Generally, this happens sometime around the six month mark. However, if your baby is double their birth weight and can sit in a highchair and hold their head up, they may be ready for solid food slightly earlier.

If your child is approaching this age, you may have noticed there are two distinct options when it comes to containers of baby food – the jar and the pouch.

So what’s better: Baby food pouches vs jars — or do you need both?

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