Helping Kids Meditate: Spotlight with Miindfully
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5d ago
Guest Blogger, Natalie von Teichman Founder of Miindfully At Miindfully, we build children’s “mental fitness” through mindfulness stories & activities played through a multi-sensory plush toy named mediTATE (“TATE”). TATE is equipped with a child-friendly Bluetooth speaker that, when connected to the Miindfully audio library (or, coming soon, the Miindfully app), delivers a magical experience of mindfulness and calm to children of all ages. TATE’s Bluetooth speaker is also equipped with a headphone jack so children can listen out loud or with headphones. The Miindfully stories and activit ..read more
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5 Personalized Postpartum Care Tips For New Mothers
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1M ago
Guest Blogger, Dixie Somers Congratulations on becoming a mother! Welcoming a new life into the world is an incredible experience, but it can also be overwhelming and exhausting for the best of us. As you embark on this journey, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your little one. In this post, we’ll discuss five personalized tips for postpartum care that will help you navigate this beautiful but challenging time with confidence. Remember, every mother’s experience is unique, so feel free to adapt these tips to your own needs. Let’s get started! Listen to Your Body Y ..read more
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Releasing Stress with Mimbleball: Spotlight & Giveaway
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by Child Life Mommy
2M ago
Guest Blogger Julia Chambers Founder of Mimbleball Mimbleballs are ice-breaking, easily amusing instant friends that inspire moments of shared delight when the Mimbleball hair stands straight up unexpectedly when “bopped” (tapped on the underside or gently shaken)—a kind and playful gesture intended to bridge connections between people or soothe someone in a moment alone. The resulting laughter and wonder open pathways for comfort, trust, and fun.    With one simple motion, Mimbleballs surprise people, creating immediate comfort, connection, and unexpected laughter. They help cr ..read more
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Building Resilient Minds: A Guide to Teaching Kids Relaxation Techniques
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2M ago
Guest Blogger, Dixie Somers In today’s high-stress world, children are facing increasing levels of anxiety and pressure. As parents, caregivers, or educators, it is important for us to equip our little ones with the necessary tools to cope with these challenges. This guide aims to provide practical and effective relaxation techniques that can help children build resilience and maintain a healthy mind. By teaching these techniques, we can empower our kids to face the ups and downs of life with confidence and ease. Why Is It Important? In today’s fast-paced world, children are constantly bombard ..read more
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Navigating Childhood Grief: Fostering Healing and Resilience in Young Hearts
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2M ago
Guest Blogger, Jenna Sherman The loss of a friend or sibling in childhood can be an overwhelming and confusing time. As a caregiver, your role in guiding them through this maze of emotions is critical. Children may not have the words to express their feelings or understand the permanence of loss. Your support can light their path to healing, helping them articulate their grief and find solace in memories. Encourage Open Expression of Emotions Children need to know it’s okay to talk about their feelings, whatever they may be. By creating a space where emotions are openly discussed, you’re telli ..read more
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Have a Big Family? 7 Ways to Make Your Life Easier
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by Child Life Mommy
2M ago
Guest Blogger,  Dixie Somers Having a big family can bring many joys and blessings, but it also comes with its own unique challenges. With more mouths to feed, schedules to coordinate, and emotions to navigate, it can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task just trying to keep everything running smoothly. But fear not! There are ways to make your life easier as a parent of a large family. Here are seven tips to help you navigate and thrive in the chaos. Embrace a Routine One of the best ways to keep your household running like a well-oiled machine is to establish a routine. This can incl ..read more
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5 Incredible Experiences Your Kids Will Never Forget
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by Child Life Mommy
5M ago
Guest Blogger, Dixie Somers As a parent, creating meaningful experiences for your children should always be a top priority. Our children grow up too fast, and our memories with them will last a lifetime. However, many of us are in a dilemma trying to figure out the best ways to create memories for our children. That’s why, in this post, we want to highlight five incredible experiences that your kids will never forget. Let’s get started! International Travel Traveling to different countries is an eye-opening experience for both adults and kids. Experiencing different cultures, trying new foods ..read more
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Got a Toddler? 5 Activity Ideas to Keep Them Engaged
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9M ago
Guest Blogger, Dixie Somers Keeping a toddler engaged and learning can be a challenging task for parents. As kids grow and develop, they crave new experiences and activities that stimulate their minds and keep them busy. As a parent, it’s essential to find fun and exciting activities to keep them engaged while also providing opportunities to learn and develop new skills. In this post, we will discuss some activity ideas for parents to keep their toddlers engaged and learning. Sensory Play Sensory play is a great way to engage toddlers and help them learn. Sensory activities can include anythin ..read more
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Beyond Babysitters: Choosing Quality Childcare for Your Little Ones
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10M ago
Guest Blogger, Anica Oaks As a working parent, you understand only too well how challenging it can be to leave your little ones in the care of someone else. But with so many childcare options available, from daycare centers to nanny services, finding quality care for your children is more critical than ever. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of childcare available and give tips on ensuring your children receive quality care while you’re away. Whether you’ve just welcomed a new baby or sent off an established toddler for their first days without mommy and daddy by their side ..read more
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Representation Matters: Toy Medical Devices
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by Child Life Mommy
10M ago
Guest Blogger Mary A. Jenner, Owner of The Butterfly Pig  The Butterfly Pig makes medical toys designed to aid play therapy at home or the hospital. Medical treatments can be intimidating for children and can also be stressful for their siblings. Play therapy can help prepare children before treatments, distract and encourage play during treatment, and help them cope/ gain understanding after. The owner, Mary, began making medical devices for stuffed animals as a pediatric oncology nurse. That experience introduced her to making more inclusive toys, especially for children with medical ne ..read more
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