Traveling with Twins on Planes

Two to Kiss, Two to Love: Traveling with Twins on Plane  The “Two to Kiss, Two to Love” series is a helpful series on BabyCubby for all you twin mamas out there! This guest post was written by Jackie Hall, mom to three: twin infants and a three year old daughter. As I write to you, I’m on vacation with my parents in California. We plan to do Disneyland next week, but in the meantime, are visiting with my mom’s friend, Robyn. … [Read more...]

Wellness in a Wacky World: Modern Mini-Meditations for Stressed Out Moms

Wellness in a Wacky World: Modern Mini-Meditations for Stressed Out Moms New moms may well be the people most likely to feel overstressed, and the least likely to do a darn thing about it. Although the rewards of motherhood are many, the demands put upon mothers are also mighty. Unfortunately, some moms feel that taking time for themselves is not allowed. If you’re a stressed-out mom, there are a number of techniques that can calm you. Mediation … [Read more...]

Why It’s Important To Give Teens More Freedom

Why It's Important To Give Teens More Freedom As a parent who is fully aware of negative social influences on young people, you might be inclined to provide your teenager with more guidance and structure than they appear willing to accept. Unfortunately, you may have noticed that the more you try to reason with them, explaining the reason for your family rules, the more they appear to tune you out. This, to say the least, can be very … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for a Dog?

Are You Ready for a Dog? People decide they want a dog for all kinds of reasons. There are those who have always had a pet and simply can’t imagine a life without one. Sometimes they are lonely and want a companion at home as well as a way to meet new people. Others have dreamed of owning their own dog but have only recently had the opportunity. Whatever the motivation, it’s important to take a step back from the emotions in play and evaluate … [Read more...]

Help Your Kids Flex Their Imagination Muscles

Help Your Kids Flex Their Imagination Muscles Neurologists are always hard at work trying to figure out why we human beings think and do certain things. Imagination is one of the brain functions researchers have analyzed in recent years. What they found was very interesting. As far back as 2002, researchers noted giving kids unstructured playtime when their imagination can run wild is important for cognitive development. Playtime, in general, … [Read more...]

Do I Need A Security System for Protection?

Do I Need A Security System for Protection? According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there is an overwhelming number, 3.7 million, of home invasions that have occurred each year from 2003-2007. Out of these home invasions, offenders were known to their victims in 65% of violent burglaries and offenders were strangers in 28% of the burglaries. Although burglaries dropped around 7.8% in 2015, property crimes remain at nearly 8 … [Read more...]

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love Elf on the Shelf has become on the biggest internet sensations this century. Parents near and far have brought these magical creatures into their home to wreck havoc during the night and bring order during the day. I’m assuming you’ve jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon, but has your idea pool run dry? Have no fear! We’ve searched the web to find 25 Elf on the Shelf ideas that your … [Read more...]

Your Guide to the Perfect Snow Day

Your Guide to the Perfect Snow Day School’s out, the roads are iced and you’re not even attempting to get down the driveway. It’s officially a snow day, and we all know what that means. PJ’s all day. Hot chocolate. Snow men. The works. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a detailed guide to enjoying the perfect snow day. So settle in and snuggle up — we’ve done the work for you on this one. Sled and Make Snow … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Child’s Youth Sports Expenses

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Child’s Youth Sports Expenses It’s important to foster your child’s passion for sports, but the expenses that come along with these extracurricular activities can be hard to manage. Use these tips to your advantage and make your child’s sports more affordable. Volunteering Could Save You Money If you offer to coach or manage your child’s team, you may find you receive a discount on the fees related to the … [Read more...]

Losing the Baby Weight: Advice for Real Women from Moms Who’ve Been There

Losing the Baby Weight: Advice for Real Women from Moms Who've Been There It's easy to look up tips on losing weight after a baby. When you read some of these tips, though, it's often clear that the writer is an armchair enthusiast. They don't make sense for real mothers. Signing up to a gym, for example, can sound very workable. When there's a baby to take care of, however, who would mind the baby? If you were to ask a real mom, she would tell … [Read more...]