Four minutes. Four minutes a day is all it takes to keep our mouths healthy. As a mom, I can attest to the frustration that is involved with getting kids to brush their teeth. It starts when they are little, and they kick and scream before letting you pry their mouths open to scrub off […]
If you’re like me you love dressing up your pet and taking him/her trick or treating with the family. This year be sure to dress your pet up in one of these amazing costumes from animal planet! I am absolutely in love with this Zebra costume! My kids had a blast dressing him up. They […]
Fall is actually one of my favorite times of year to travel. My friends at TravelingMom.com have created a beautiful and FREE ezine listing some of the best fall getaways for families. If you’re looking for vacation inspiration or even just a few day-trip ideas, you’ll enjoy their suggestions. I’ve actually taken several of the trips […]
Come next weekend, all anybody will be thinking about is candy. Kids will be dreaming of it and planning for it, adults will be combing nearby drug and food stores for bags of it and everybody will be thinking about the nutritional side effects-whether it be the future of your children’s teeth or your own waistline.
Halloween does not have to mean lots of plastic trash and junk food! You can go green for Halloween: reuse, reduce, recycle!
My uber-creative friend Martie made these adorable and affordable pumpkin people decorations. Visit her blog to learn how to make pumpkin people. Martie is the party and entertaining expert on MSN, but she’s no Martha Stewart. Her ideas are meant to be affordable and easy for normal people to do. For a recent party, Martie […]
Fueled by candy, children’s imagination runs wild at Halloween as they transform themselves into superheroes, animals, monsters, pirates, villains, and fairy tale characters. Feed your children’s imagination with some ghoulishly great books that they’ll enjoy long after they’ve eaten their fill of fun-size Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. You won’t need to trick your children into reading these lively […]
To get in the Halloween spirit, Baby Mwah and I have been reading Halloween Treats: A Touch-and-Feel Book ($6.99) by Tom Arma, who the New York Times called “the most published baby photographer in the world.” Baby Mwah loves looking at these sweet, cuddly babies all dressed up for their very first Halloween in adorable costumes. He can pet […]
Trick or Treating with your kiddo in a sling, mei tai, wrap or carrier? Make your babywearing part of the costume. Here are a few suggestions from us here at Mamanista: Kangaroo – Forward Facing Okay, a marsupial may be an obvious choice…but still adorable! Dress in tan, get yourself a pair of brown floppy […]
What’s cuter than cute? Baby animals. Even cuter? Your baby dressed up as a baby animal for Halloween. Check out these Animal Planet™ Infant and Toddler Costumes, available in Meerkat, Monkey, Lemur, White Tiger, and Sea Otter. My favorite is the Animal Planet Collector’s Edition Meerkat Infant Costume (also available as the Meerkat Toddler Costume). […]