The Family Kitchen + 7 Tips for a Calm Dinner (From Parents)!

What’s for dinner tonight? The time and effort that goes into planning a family dinner can be exhausting. To help with this struggle, Melissa & Doug is collaborating with three creative parents to provide you the ultimate family kitchen resource. The family dinner table is a great a place to connect with your kids. The […]

Teaching Your Child to Pack Their Own Gear

Taking Care of You: These parenting tips on teaching your child to pack their own gear are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Teaching your child to pack their own gear for a class or sport activity is a rewarding way to build independence. It may be […]

Family Exercise: 5 Easy Tips for Running with Your Kids

Taking Care of You: These parenting tips for running with your kids are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Finding time to run when you have a family can be challenging. Earlier this summer, we shared tips for running with a stroller for parents of younger children. […]

6 Community Invitations to Play + Build Collaborative Skills

Below you’ll find five invitations to play! These creativity building tips are brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. As a parent, I honestly believe that our children will reside in a world where knowledge is simply not enough to succeed. How do we prepare our children for […]

FREE PRINTABLE: Healthy-Eating Shopping List for Kids

This shopping list for kids is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Zina Harrington. Has your little one been living on a diet of 95% Goldfish crackers? Getting kids, especially toddlers, to eat healthy can be challenging. One of the best ways to get kids to try new things […]

10+ Parent-to-Parent Travel Tips

Traveling with kids is … an adventure. Every time we take a vacation, I learn a valuable lesson for our next trip. I’ve got a little parent-to-parent secret to share with you. Below you’ll find the ULTIMATE toy for a beach vacation … and it is not what you’d expect. In honor of summer break, […]

Get Picky Eaters to Try Healthy Options: START A GARDEN!

Have you got a picky eater on your hands? Gardening is a great way to get kids to try new foods. The start of the gardening season is upon us. If you haven’t already started planting, now is the time. Below are five kid-friendly planting options for this year’s garden. Let’s get started! Get the […]

7 Tips for Getting Fun, Easy, and BEAUTIFUL Nature Portraits of Your Kids

When is the last time you had family portraits taken? Did your children WANT to participate? Getting children to willingly participate in a photo shoot can be challenging… unless your kids happen to love nature. Spending a few hours with your kids hiking can lead to a collection of gorgeous portraits of your family. Learn […]

Family Yoga: 3 Playful Animal Poses for Kids + Tips for YOU

Finding ways to stay fit can be challenging. Not all of us have the time or resources to head to the gym as part of our regular weekly routine. Yoga is a safe and healthy way to bond with your child. Below you’ll find three playful animal poses to introduce your little one to yoga. […]