Working from home with (young) kids? Our friends at Guidepost Montessori share some tips and tricks on the Winnie blog to help you manage it all. https://winnie.com/blog/at-home-activities-while-working-at-home
Cabin fever is definitely starting to set in as social distancing continues! I don’t want to make an unnecessary run to the craft store, so I’m wondering if anyone has ideas for crafts & activities that can be put together using household items? So far we’ve made “telescopes” using empty toilet paper & paper towel rolls (which we decorated using markers), we’ve baked cookies from scratc... More
Hello! My wife and I are planning on conceiving in the next few months and I’d like to read up on what to expect for the whole process. What books or other comprehensive resources would you recommend to first-time parents? We are both under 40 and live in the SF Bay Area. Is “what to expect when expecting” still a good resource? Is there anything more relevant/current to millennial parents? ... More
I’m wondering if it’s safe to schedule play dates during this time? Since schools are closed, I know that kids are going to become restless and want/need socialization. What are some precautions that can be taken to have safe play dates? Should I ask the other parent if everyone in the home is healthy and hasn’t had recent contact with anyone infected with COVID-19? Is it okay to ask the other ... More
Having some marriage problems with my husband. No cheating involved, it’s just that it seems we are having issues with communication, getting along, and I feel like a lack of respect since I’m a sahm. I suggested going to couples therapy but he doesn’t want to speak to anyone about our problems. So I suggested maybe trying something at home on our own first before seeking outside help. Does any... More
I am trying to brainstorm ideas for how to entertain kids who are stuck at home because of school/daycare closures. I found this article with a lot of great ideas, such as cooking/baking projects and dressing up in costumes and doing crafts. What are some things that you anticipate doing with your little ones during Coronavirus closures? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2020/03/... More
The little boy I babysit just started taking an extracurricular Spanish class, on top of his regular Korean lessons. I know that it’s best to learn additional languages as a child because of retention. I’m curious to know about the languages other children are learning? When I lived in Austin, Mandarin was very popular for young kids because there was an organization that conducted play-based l... More
Hello everyone my a d my sons birthday are a day apart and we like to share the party by blending a two gender theme he is turning 3 and we would like to make is special but also not to different themes that looks goofy any ideas ? Or you I just let it be hes party only ? I know I do that in the furniture office because he will ask for thing I dont want to ruin or embarrass him as he gets older
What are some simple birthday ideas for a soon to be 2 year old? We went all out for her 1st birthday not really feeling like doing that again. I hardly got a chance to enjoy it because I the host/cook/organizer/cleaner etc. I was thinking like Chuck E Cheese or something like that. Are there things there for 2 year olds? Do they have other food items other than pizza? She’s a picky eater. Are ... More
Hi everyone, my husband and I are white and our daughter is too (2 years old). We were at our local toy store and there was a lot of curious George stuff and she really wanted the stuffed George monkey. So I went ahead and got it for her while she wasn’t paying attention but plan to give it to her as an Easter gift. Besides George, my daughter loves all kinds of stuffed animals and fictional c... More
Hey ladies and gentlemen, my husband and I are planning a trip for my (will be three by this summer) son. He’s very attentive and has loads of excitement. To those who’ve been or have taken their little ones, What do you guys recommend? Universal Studios or Disneyland? Which one has more for a three year old to do or explore. Thank you
Hello everyone, I'm a little depressed as I'm planning my second child first birthday here. I brought the pictures and videos from my first child first bday and watched them. I feel like there was so much attention to her on that day. Everybody dressed up, so many gifts and decorations, balloons and bday cups and tissues. There was a big cake with her name on it and she was the princess... More
February is black history month and I've been slacking. My older daughter has been learning about some famous African Americans in preschool but I want to do more at home too. Ideas for books or activities that are good for a 4.5 and almost 2 year old?
I am throwing a fiesta themed baby shower and would like to wear a white, ruffled top, off the shoulder dress, but can’t seem to find any online that I like and are inexpensive (<$50). Any recommended websites from maternity dresses you’ve bought yourself? Or any ones you’ve worn that are similar and willing to give me the link to? Thanks for your help!
Taking my almost 4yr old twins on an outdoorsy trip with my family. Planning a few family friendly easy hikes while we are there. Any advice on taking kids this age hiking? I’m sure they will make a good portion of it walking themselves ... though I foresee a lot of time spent carrying them. They are probably too big for those hiking carrier backpacks right??
Valentine's Day is two weeks away and I'm wondering if anyone has ideas for some great Valentine's-themed crafts, snacks, etc? I love making pink cupcakes (with food coloring) and making homemade Valentine's Day cards. What are some other unique and festive ideas?
I'm interested in finding unique extracurricular activities for kids (approximately toddler through grade school.) I know that a lot of programs offer sports like soccer, basketball, swimming. And then there are language courses for kids, usually Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and French. But I'm wondering if there are parents/caregivers out there who have found really unique activities for... More
I’m going insane !! Pinterest isn’t working for us, it’s always a fail, my kids always seem bored, and idk what else to do with them. They can read and do math, I’m constantly teaching them, but now they seem to want a break... my husband thinks TV and video games ins the solution... but I can’t have my kids do that all day.