We all know that the moment you become a parent, everything changes. Everything becomes hectic. And not only that – you become (too) engrossed in being a parent, a good parent, the best parent you could ever be for your kids. However, there is something that you are missing – friends, family, and social relationships.
When you have turned into a parent, suddenly you are isolated from the outside world. You lose communication with your siblings and you no longer have a social life. And it is perfectly understandable. After all, the most important thing now is your own family and kids. Sometimes though, it is better if you could still get to enjoy your old life and bond with those people who had been a part of your life. Reunions and special non-working holiday gatherings give you this opportunity. You can catch up with your old acquaintances, reconnect with your brother or sister, who is most probably also a parent now, you can share advices, and just overall have a good time amid the good food and chitchats.
So, the next time there is a holiday, choose to accept party or celebration invitations that you have been ignoring. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a more worthwhile respite. You can laze around your house some other time.
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If you celebrate Easter, you probably dye eggs with your children, but the same old thing can get pretty boring year after year. Luckily Baby Center’s Momformation blog has come up with a list of five fun “egg-cellent Easter crafts” for you to do with your child. These ideas are definitely unique.
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you and the kids are looking for a fun way to celebrate the day, why not try one of these adorable recipes for Valentine’s Day cookies? You can surprise dad with them when he gets home for work or take some to friends.
If you want to send your husband and kids off with a special breakfast in their tummies tomorrow, check out this “Heart-y Valentine’s Breakfast” from Momformation. It’s super easy to make, and it should be a big hit at your breakfast table.
Valentine’s Day can be one of the hardest days of the year to find a babysitter. If you’re one of those couples who hasn’t gotten anyone lined up yet, and you still want to celebrate the big day, never fear; here are 5 ways to have a Valentine’s Day date at home.
Want to send your kids off to school with a little extra dose of love on Valentine’s Day? How about a heart-shaped snack or a sandwich full of colorful sprinkles? Check out these 6 fun ideas for bringing Valentines’ Day to your child’s lunchbox.
Here’s a fun, last minute craft that you and the kids can make for Valentine’s Day. They’re conversation hearts, but not the kind you eat. All you need for these are felt, thread, a needle and a little boy or girl who likes to cut and sew: make your own conversation hearts.
If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day crafts or just something fun to do this weekend, check these out: Fun, Homemade Valentine’s Day Crafts. There’s something for every age group, ranging from Play-Doh hearts for toddlers to heart-shaped picture frames for tweens.
If your kids can’t have sugar or you’d just prefer for them not to, there are ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day without stuffing yourself with sweets. Check out these “Sweet but not Sugary” Valentine’s Day gifts for kids from Cool Mom Picks.
Here’s a fun project that will both teach your kids recycling and allow them to have fun making Valentine’s Day cards for their friends. Making Valentine’s Day cards with recycled materials like old maps, book pages, junk mail and cereal boxes can be tons of fun!
If you want to get your toddler a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day, but you’re worried about giving your child too much sugar, take a look at these great ideas for sweet and healthy Valentine’s Day treats for toddlers.
Ah, February- the month of love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, parents everywhere are running to the stores to look for some sugary sweet treats for their kids. However, nothing says “I love you” like a book the two of you can read together every night, and here are a few excellent choices. Check out: Children’s Books About Love.
Tomorrow is Groundhog’s Day, which means we’ll all be waiting anxiously to see if that furry little critter sees his shadow. Try celebrating the day and changing of the seasons by teaching your kids about Groundhog’s Day.
If you and the kids are celebrating Groundhog’s Day tomorrow, what better way to do it than by baking? Check out these fun recipes for Groundhog’s Day sweet treats. They’re so cute!
Does your child’s library need a new addition? Check out Huffington Post Parents’ selections for Best Children’s Books for February. You’ll find fun books inspired by Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month.