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Custody, Kinship Care, and Co-Parenting

Custody, Kinship Care, and Co-Parenting

When we share the responsibilities of caring for children with other adults, it comes with opportunities and challenges. Listen in for strategies for resolving conflicts and working together to create a nurturing environment for the kids! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring how small brains develop, process, and differ. Human Sciences […]

Healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli

Healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli

Serve up healthy comfort food with this easy recipe for healthy Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli. It’s quick and so yummy and a favorite family side dish to share. Healthy Mashed Potatoes I love when I find a method of cooking that simplifies dinnertime, and this one fits the bill—you get to combine two sides (potatoes […]

12 Easy Bedtime Snacks for Kids (Plus Sleep Routine Tips!)

bedtime snack options on counter.

Bedtime snacks can be part of a healthy toddler bedtime routine that helps the kids wind down, fill their bellies, and be ready for a good night of sleep. Here’s how to choose one, how to know if your child needs one, and more tips on healthy toddler sleep. Bedtime Snacks Incorporating a bedtime snack […]

Easy Meatball Soup – Yummy Toddler Food

Meatball soup in various bowls and pot.

With Italian flavors, an easy method, and a short cooking time, this Meatball Soup with veggies and pasta is a favorite easy family dinner. Plus: Leftovers reheat so well! This recipe is sponsored by Colavita Meatball Soup We have soup weekly in the cooler months (or really, whenever the craving hits) and this Meatball Soup […]

Pumpkin Paint and Wash Station – Busy Toddler

Three kids paint and wash pumpkins. There are 4 pumpkins, paint, and water in the photo.

Author: Susie    Published: 09/16/2023    Updated: 09/16/2023 Need a fall activity kids will do on repeat? Try creating a pumpkin paint and wash station. It’s the best outdoor fall activity that kids will keep coming back too all season long, and year after year. What is a pumpkin paint and wash station? What it is is […]

Fall Leaf Cutting Bin – Busy Toddler

A child holds green scissors and cuts a fallen fall leaf. There is a bin of colorful fall leaves in the background.

Author: Susie    Published: 09/16/2023    Updated: 09/16/2023 Explore the changing fall leaves with this fall leaf cutting bin. Gather leaves on a nature walk and use them to practice cutting skills. This easy fall activity promotes fine motor skills, cutting skills, and science exploration. What is a fall leaf cutting bin? It’s an easy activity: a […]

Parenting Amid Threats to Safety

Parenting Amid Threats to Safety

Ideally, every family and child would have a safe and consistent home environment. When that’s not the case, parents are often forced to make hard decisions for the wellbeing of their children. Listen to today’s episode where we discuss approaches for protecting kids and a framework that provides hope! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique […]

Halloween Crafts for Kids – Busy Toddler

20+ Halloween Crafts for Kids: image is 8 Halloween crafts to try

Author: Susie    Published: 09/12/2023    Updated: 09/12/2023 Looking for the best Halloween crafts for kids? Check out this list of arts and crafts for the Halloween season. Try these ghost, spider web, monster, witch, bat, and pumpkin themed crafts for this spook-tacular season. Why do Halloween crafts with kids? Halloween just screams crafting. At least it […]

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