I am a mum to one and a former staff writer at Romper, the leading digital destination for millennial moms. I've also written extensively for Parents, as well as a selection of other parenting sites.

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Top Things To Do in the Maldives With Kids

Known as the ultimate honeymoon destination, the Maldives might not automatically register as a family friendly vacation spot.

However, thanks to the warmth and kindness of Maldivians who genuinely seem to find kids delightful, the extraordinarily rich marine biodiversity and a range of fun excursions and activities, these 26 atolls floating in the Indian Ocean are a natural playground for kids of all ages.

Gross Motor Skills in Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Your little one will master a myriad of milestones in their first few years, and many of them involve gross motor skills. These "whole body" movements require coordination of the large muscle groups, like those in the legs, arms, and torso.

Gross motor skills are necessary for everyday activities like walking, jumping, balancing, kicking, running, and climbing. Mastering these skills lets your child perform everyday tasks like sitting at the table, playing in the park, and throwing a ball.

7 Tips for Transitioning Back to School After Winter Break

Winter break and the associated holidays—like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa—inject some fun into an otherwise dull, cold time of year. But when the festivities end in the new year, kids often struggle with the transition back to routine, rules, and homework. Returning to the classroom doesn't invoke the same excitement as back-to-school season in August, and summer break feels overwhelmingly far away.

Everything You Need to Know About Lead Poisoning in Kids

Lead is a toxic metal that's sometimes found in older paint, antique toys, certain water pipes, and contaminated soil. It usually enters the body through inhalation or ingestion of a contaminated product. Excessive lead culminates in the body and can cause a host of medical problems affecting the brain, nervous system, and more.

Lead exposure is dangerous to everyone, but young children—especially those under 6 years of age—are especially at risk because their bodies absorb lead easier.

How to Switch Baby Formula Brands

During the current shortage, many parents are struggling to find their baby's go-to formula. Follow these expert-approved tips for switching formula brands safely and effectively.

If you're struggling to find baby formula on the store shelves recently, you're not alone. Supply chain issues have led to unprecedented shortages across the country, and it's been vastly compounded by the closure of Abbott Nutrition's Sturgis, Michigan, facility following a massive recall of its powdered formula ...

Fun, smart outdoor-themed products to reignite kids’ wanderlust

Canadian kids, just like their parents, just passed the one-year milestone of Covid-19 restrictions. Our youngest citizens have had to sacrifice so much. They’ve endured months of homeschooling and haven’t been able to socialize with their friends, see extended family members or attend extracurricular activities — and even when in-person learning resumed, their experience of school was far from normal.

11 Best Online Tutoring Services for Kids

These online tutoring companies offer different perks for kids of all ages so you can find the perfect educational helper for your child.
School closures across the world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic have been incredibly difficult for parents and teachers to navigate. Getting used to homeschooling, ironing out the kinks on various different online teaching platforms, and trying to balance virtual school, work, and perhaps other childcare has been a massive challenge.

30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery

Journaling is a great way for kids to practice their literary skills and explore their emotions. Whether you like the idea of creating a gratitude journal or simply using a journal to inspire creativity, these fun prompts are an easy way to get started. No matter your age, keeping a journal is a great way to think deeply about your feelings and reflect on your day. It can help you to work through difficult emotions, develop gratitude, set goals, and check in on your emotional well-being.

13 First-Day-of-School Activities You Can Do at Home

Whatever their age or stage, help your kids get back into the rhythm of a new year of learning as a family with these simple and fun activities teachers love to do on the first day of school.

On the first day of school, teachers of all grades usually kick things off with special games, crafts, or activities to ensure that kids go home pumped about being back in the classroom. Even though the classroom part will be missing for many students returning to school this year, there are still plenty o
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