Little Lotus – EMBRACE Innovations

Mothers want nothing more than to give their very best to their little ones. This thought rings true for mothers everywhere.

Embrace has helped more than 150,000 babies across 10 countries around the world. Embrace’s vision for helping mothers and newborns around the world is brilliant and commendable.

Little Lotus: Help your baby rest + Give to a baby in need.

Watch this video to understand more. :)

Little Lotus Video from Jane on Vimeo.

 

A is for Applesauce

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Have you been thinking of fun and creative ways to teach your preschooler letters of the alphabet? One dad has found a way to make this milestone even more special (and delicious) for his daughter.

Graphic designer Tommy Perez found not only a fun way to teach his daughter letters of the alphabet, but allows him to share his love for design and typography with her as well. As what Tommy mentioned in his article,

I love that she’s not only learning about food and letters, but also gaining great life skills.

What an intriguing and meaningful way to learn and bond with your preschooler, yes?

Read the full article HERE! :)

Creating Memories

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When you think about parenting, what are the first few words that comes to your mind?

Fulfilling… Happiness… Demanding… Bills…

With the busy schedules, meetings and chores, most parents get to spend only a few hours with their children each day. But truth be told, all you need is that few hours to create wonderful and lasting memories with your child.

This article by Tiernan McKay is simple yet thoughtful. I particularly like what Tiernan says about “being present“.

As moms, we’re usually pretty close to our kids geographically, but how “present” are we from day to day? Do you find yourself stuck in a routine, just going through the motions?…. It’s too easy to get distracted, but twenty years from now, will I remember that I finished the last load of laundry or that I read books to my kids all afternoon?

Read the article HERE! :)

* Image source: Katy Gitto Photography

The Passion of Parenting

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Parenting is the hardest job in the world, but also the most rewarding.

This heart-warming article by Charles M. Blow has so much honesty and love. Parenting is indeed a marathon, not a sprint. As Charles pointed out, it is important to take care of yourself and give at least some attention to your own needs.

And as an Early Childhood Educator, I couldn’t agree more with what Charles mentioned in his article,

“…remember that the more people a child has who truly loves him or her,

the happier that child will be.

So I work hard to maintain and expand their circles of love.”

Read the full article HERE! :)

*Image source: google images

Encouraging Good Behaviour

Have you been thinking of ways to encourage good behaviour in your child? Praises, encouragement and sometimes rewards are excellent tools!

This video features tips on encouraging good behaviour in children, including strategies to discourage tantrums, whining and hitting. The video also highlights the importance of clear communication and connection with your child. Definitely well-worth a watch! :)

Inglesina (Fast Table Chair)

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When traveling with your bubba, dining can be challenging. Most restaurants in European cities such as Paris and Italy do not have high-chairs. But fret not, the Fast Table Chair by Inglesina is a true “life-saver”!

The fast table chair is a great option for keeping little ones in place while dining out or living in smaller spaces. The easy twist-tight coupling keeps the high chair secure on most types of tables, and doesn’t leave any marks or scratches behind. Extremely light, easily collapsible into a flat shape and transportable, this table chair has a lifted backrest and firm seat for baby’s comfort.

Do yourself and your child a favor, get one of these amazing Inglesina chairs! I promise it will make your dining experience with your bubba so much easier and enjoyable! :)

Get yours HERE!

Laugh a little!

These books about parenting will make you nod with recognition, and gives every mom permission to not be perfect. As a mom, you are sure to find dozens of humorous and relatable situations. These books will not only make you laugh (maybe even cry a little), but realize that you are not alone in this journey! :)

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1. When did I get like this? / 2. Ketchup is a vegetable / 3. Sippy cups are not for Chardonnay / 4. The second nine months / 5. Confessions of a scary mommy