Being a parent means having to be flexible with your schedule. So, we thought we’d share some of our parenting tips to make things easier for you.
Fight Monsters with Monster Spray
If you’re kids are having trouble at bedtime, they might need something to soothe their worries. Well, in our case, our kids needed something to keep them safe against monsters creeping in the dark.
With this spray bottle by their bedside tables, our kids are ready to take those monsters head on. It even helped our daughter with bad dreams, as she was also equipped and threw the bottle at the monster.
Prep Those School Lunches
Getting ready for every single day during the school year can turn into a major headache. Some days we hit the snooze button and some days the power goes out. When you have those “uh oh” frantic moments, the last thing you might have time for is making your lunch, because you’re more worried about prepping lunch for your kids.
So, the best way to overcome those hectic mornings is to take time over the weekend and mass produce lunches. And what’s easier than peanut butter and jelly?
Make a Bucket List of Activities to Accomplish
Whether it’s a summertime wish list, or you want to do it for the entire year, create a bucket list of activities for your kids to look forward to. They will love taking part in all of the different events, while also being able to cross each one off the list.
Potty Training 101
Is there anything worse than potty training a toddler? Probably, but let’s be honest, potty training sucks! Seeing the initial stages of frustrations from the kids is brutal, because I don’t want to see them upset. So, how did we make it through?
We’ve put together a list of our Winey Parent tips to (hopefully) help make the process a little easier for you and your kids, and the clean up less daunting.
Most of the time, it seems like I can handle any situation, brush off anything, because they’re kids. I know they’re constantly learning and dealing with new things, but sometimes, my patience seems to disappear. And, it also doesn’t always get refilled right away.
So, how do I deal with these moments when I feel like I’m getting frustrated more often than usual? Well, here’s what I’ve done that help me regain my fuse (patience) has been replaced with an on/off switch.
WINEY PARENT BEST BUYS
To all of our friends. To everyone reading this blog. BUY THIS ALBUM! If it even works half of the time it did for us, you will be so happy to know your baby has been soothed by the sweet, sweet voice of Jack Johnson.
We decided early on to go with cloth diapers and we were so happy we did. Whenever there was a time that we didn’t bring enough diapers and had to borrow a disposable, especially for our daughter, a rash would flare up quickly.
Whether you enjoy playing board games or running outside with your kids, drinking a hot cup of coffee, or turning on music for an impromptu dance party, take pictures to remember as many of the fun times as possible.
Winey Parent Wednesday is our way to be silly, enjoy a glass of wine, and ultimately, relax in the middle of the week. Sometimes, we’re even fortunate to have some adulting time with our friends.
Make Time for Yourself
One of the hardest things to do as a parent is finding time for yourself. It also isn’t easy to find a sitter for the kids when someone invites you out. Therefore, it’s important to schedule a haircut, girls’ night out, a date night that’s months overdue, or anything at all.
Explore how we fared when we spent the longest time away from our own kids – three nights!
Meghan is the ultimate coordinator for themed parties. Whenever the kids choose what type of party they want (within reason), Meghan starts searching online for ideas, decorations, costumes, recipes, and will incorporate anything she finds to what she’s already thought of.
More Parenting Tips
We will continue to update this page to share all of our parenting tips for you and your family. Please share your own parenting tips in the comments below.