Make vegetables part of a toddler’s diet

Make high fiber vegetables like broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach and cabbage an appealing part of your toddler’s diet.

Book Suggestion: Little Oink

Little Oink is a tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean clean clean that’s all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won’t have it!

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Send away for and follow up on rebates

Send away for and follow up on rebates. After you buy a product with a rebate, send in the form that day. Then mark your calendar to remind yourself to follow as necessary.

How often does your newborn cry?

Does your newborn cry more than 3 hours a day, or 3 days a week? They may be one of the 20% of infants that have colic.

Family Budgeting

When putting together a budget the best way to get started is to put together a very basic list of your monthly income (paycheck) and expenses. Just give it your best guess.

Test your smoke alarms today.

The holidays are a good time to test your smoke alarm and change the batteries.

Sneaking fiber into a child’s diet

Make sandwiches with high fiber wheat bread. Try serving your toddler’s peanut butter and jelly on high fiber wheat bread.

Travel with strollers

When flying, the FAA recommends the use of car seats in an aircraft for children less than 40 pounds.

Book Suggestion: The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

Start the Thanksgiving day right

On Thanksgiving eve have your kids write out thank you notes to each of their siblings the night before and leave them at each person’s table-setting for breakfast.

Thanksgiving activity

Make a card for each family member that will be your guest for Thanksgiving this year. On each card, tell that person what you love most about them, and why you are thankful for them.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thinking of attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? It starts at 77th St., and heads south along Central Park West.

Eating out with your toddler

Carry a small plastic drop cloth for under baby’s chair, especially if you know that your dining destination has nice rugs, then shake outside.

Hotel services for kids

When on vacation check out kid services at other hotels. Just because you’re staying in one hotel doesn’t mean that you can’t visit another.

Self feeding

Self-feeding can begin as early as 6mos, as soon as baby can pick up bits of mashed potato or banana or baby peas.

Book Suggestion: Five Silly Turkeys

Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things! From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun. Enjoy Five Silly Turkeys

Setting up coloring for kids

Hang the paper on the wall and below place pillows or cushions. The soft surface will help the children with their balance.

Traveling with a Toddler

When making flight reservations consider the best times to travel with a toddler.

Air travel comfort for toddlers

Many parents find that bulkhead seating at the front of each section provides more comfort while traveling with a toddler.

Providing high fiber to toddlers

Provide high fiber fruits such as apples, pears and prunes. Fruits are a painless way to add fiber to your toddler’s diet.