I love those, and they look also budget friendly. You just need a good handyman (dad or grandpa:D ) and your children can have a beautiful place to play.

Oh, yes, my boys love the glow in the dark games. 
Especially when they can wear glowsticks and glow in the dark glasses:

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and can color themselves with glow in the dark face and body paint. 

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Yes, that is right we have seen many changes in schools and teaching, with technology. 
Very few classrooms have a chalkboard, which they changed for interactive whiteboards.
Whiteboards are giving teachers the ability to access the internet and to use the online material.
Communication between teachers, children, and their parents is now easier, with the use of email,
text messaging and social media.

Kids in the Kitchen and cutting with the knife. 


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Do you have a small child like me who wants to help in the kitchen and use the knife? 
My girl is 3 and she is using her own child safe knife in the kitchen to cut her own snack: bananas, apple, pear, cheese. She can make her own peanut-butter jelly sandwich. 
So she gets the feeling that she is a big girl now and that is priceless for her. 
If you have a small child like I do and ever wondered, should you let her help to cut food in the kitchen, check the chart from SuperHealthyKids and read the practical ideas.


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"Children receive too many vaccines. One hundred years ago, children received a vaccine to prevent one disease—smallpox. This meant that children received only one inoculation in the first few years of life. Today children receive vaccines to prevent 14 different diseases; now they can receive as many as 26 inoculations early in life and 5 at one time. And while it is difficult to watch children receive so many injections, most parents would probably be surprised to learn that the immunological challenges from today’s 14 vaccines are less than the challenge from that one vaccine given a hundred years ago. more"

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Are the parents' concerns about vaccines grounded?

I am asking mothers who chose not to vaccinate their children or mothers who want to discuss their concerns about vaccinations to share their reasons and stories. 

I am trying to avoid most of the vaccination for my children, but the pressure is big....

Are parents failing to protect their children from the threats posed by new technology?

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Children are spending more time online than ever before, whether this is for education, gaming or socializing with their friends.
That is why they are being exposed to a range of online threats at an increasingly young age. 
We parents worry about what our kids can see online, but how can we protect them?

As parents, I think we are all trying to do what is best. Sometimes with success sometimes with no success at all.
Where should we look for help if we have a problem with parenting? Should we go on the internet or to the library?
There are tons of the manuals for parenting. Should we ask advice from friends or family? Are they right? Do they know what
is the good solution for us, for our child, family? They do not know anything! Every child is individual.
What works with your friend's child might not work with yours.

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But remember, every parent makes mistakes. We should ignore the criticism and negativity and do what we think is best for our child. 
We need to love them unconditionally and spend time with them and teach them to respect others. 
This way they feel safe and loved. I think this is the most important thing.

Postnatal depression usually occurs 6-12 weeks after childbirth, but can occur up to one year after childbirth. 
It’s more common than we would think. One study of 10,000 moms with newborns found that about 1 in 7 gets postpartum depression.



Here are six symptoms of Postpartum depression:

1. Anger. Everything makes you angry or everyone (husband, baby, your children) is irritating you. You might want to throw things or yell at everyone. You know you should not be so mad, but you can not help it.

2. Brain Fog: Your brain do not work as well when you have postpartum depression and anxiety. You have a hard time remembering things etc.

3. Scary Thoughts: Intrusive thoughts are scary thoughts that enter your mind that you do not want. They start with the "what if," ... that awful thing happened. 

4. Numbness: Women with postpartum depression aren't always full of strong emotions, sad, and crying, instead you feel nothing, you feel only emptiness. You are doing the things you know you are supposed to do but not really feeling it inside.

5. Insomnia: All new moms are tired, but not being able to sleep when you want can be a sign of postpartum depression or anxiety.

6. Physical symptoms: Some women expect depression to impact her mind only. But for some women postpartum depression manifests as physical symptoms - headaches, backaches, upset stomachs, nausea, panic attacks.

If you are having these symptoms the best thing is to go to see your doctor.

I also found some easy and fast presents, which children can make. 

Salt dough Christmas candle holders

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Make it with easy salt dough recipe: One cup water, two cups flour and two cups salt and you’re done.




Kid-made garden wind chimes

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Garden Wind Chime Materials:
Old gardening pot
Water-proof string 
Assorted beads
Paint
2 washers
Kitchen tray
Waterproof sealer spray, optional



No-sew fleece: Cozy Ruffled-Border Pillow cover

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You will need:
2 piece of fleece
masking tape
ruler 
good scissors


Kids can do these with a little supervision.

I just came across an article which I think is worth to share with you all. It is about the danger the phone or tablet can be for your baby. Never let your little one play with your phone unattended. Here you can read the article.

Do you allow your children to play with your smartphone and tablets? What are some of the rules you have when it comes to technology use at home?