Parenting Hacks

Parenting is a difficult job, and you can quickly become overwhelmed. But with the right parenting guidance,  everyday parenting can be a little easier and more enjoyable. In the library below, you’ll find wisdom and parenting hacks for parenting success to ensure you and your child thrive. From fun activities to healthy eating, baby nurturing and much more, parent with ease today.

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Funtivities
Mommy Minute: Read to Your Kid! - Reading is one of the most important skills that a child can develop, and it is never too early to…
Car Games - Playing car games can be a great way to pass the time while on a long road trip. Whether it's…
Mommy Minute: When to teach your children to swim - Swimming is a life skill that every child should learn. Swimming is an essential life skill that can bring joy,…
Parents carry children on their backs while enjoying summer activities. 10 Summer Activities You May Haven’t Thought About - Summer is a great time for kids to explore, learn and have fun. However, sometimes it can be a challenge…
A family walks hand in hand through the grass with trees behind them. What to Do on the Weekend - Weekends are the perfect time for families to spend quality time together, and there are plenty of fun and creative…
The Mommy Minute: Firework Safety - Having fun with fireworks begins with safety! In today's Mommy Minute, Dr. Cliff James, MD, founder of HelpMommy.com and head…
Rainy Day Exercises - Rainy days can be a challenge for parents to keep their kids entertained. But with some creative and fun rainy…
Mommy Minute: Family Vacations are for Making Memories - Family vacations are a great way to make lasting memories. They can be a time to get away from the…
The Mommy Minute: Rethinking Video Games - Video games on all the electronic devices might make great babysitters, but are our kids playing too many video games?…
Mommy Minute: Walking Safety - Teaching your kids the basics of walking safety is an important part of parenting. It is essential to equip kids…
Baby Proofing
Using a Pool Noodle as a Door Stop - Getting your little one's fingers slammed into a door is a fear of any parent. Here is a hack to…
Outlet Cover Hack - Protecting your child from electrical outlets is very important. Sometimes the outlet cover seems to just vanish. Here is a…
How to Baby Proof Your House according to a pediatrician - We are always being told to baby proof our houses by the time the baby is six months old, but…
Accidentally Injuring Your Child - We always try to keep our children as safe as we possibly can. We try to be baby-proof, buy the…
Nursery Prep 101 - Preparing for a new baby can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience for new parents, and one of the most…
Bathing and Grooming
Preventing Shampoo Eye Burn - Shampoo eye burn can be a painful and uncomfortable experience for babies and parents alike. By following these tips for…
Person wears bath hat for shampooing without tears. HelpMommy Hack: Shampooing without Tears - Giving a baby a bath can be a pleasant experience, but shampooing your child’s hair can sometimes be a difficult…
First 30 Days of Parenthood: Survival Guide - The first 30 days of parenthood can be an exciting and overwhelming time. After nine months of preparation, you finally…
Quick Stop Diaper Change - Parenting Hack: You have to always be prepared to change a baby's diaper, but you don't always need to be…
Behavior
Multiple faces of the same woman demonstrate the many moods of a temperamental teen. Temperamental Teen? - As a parent, it can be frustrating and worrying to deal with a temperamental teen. One moment they may be…
Children with their backs to the camera wear super hero capes because they are future leaders. Raising Future Leaders - Raising future leaders and teaching kids to be stewards of good character, integrity, and high value is crucial to their…
Guilt associated with Bed Wetting - Guilt associated with Bed Wetting. Bed wetting is a common problem among children, but it can also be a source…
Parental Overreaction - Parental overreaction is a common phenomenon that can lead to negative consequences for children. It can be defined as an…
Malicious Potty Accidents - Bedwetting is a common problem among children, and it can be a source of guilt and shame for them. While…
Bottle Feeding
How to choose baby formula. Choosing the Right Baby Formula for Your Baby - When choosing baby formula for their baby, new parents can sometimes be overwhelmed with the different types available. Some formulas…
Mommy Minute: Boiling Water For Formula - Preparing formula for your baby is an important task. Boiling water, for formula, is one of the necessary steps in…
Breast Feeding
Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding is one of the most important things a mother can do for her baby. It provides essential nutrients, helps…
Car Seats
Mommy Minute: Used Car Seat - Buying a used car seat for your baby can be a tempting option, especially if you are on a tight…
The Mommy Minute: How to Treat Used Car Seats - How to treat used cars seats from The Mommy Minute could not only help protect your baby, it could protect…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
Car Seat Installation - Proper car seat installation is crucial to ensure the safety of your child while traveling in a vehicle. The National…
Travel Training Seat - Traveling with a potty-training child can be a stressful experience. It can be difficult to find public restrooms that are…
Booster Seat Installation - Booster seats are an important part of keeping children safe while traveling in a vehicle. It is important for parents…
Healthy Eating
Healthy Snacks - As parents, we want to ensure that our children are getting the nutrition and energy they need to grow and…
How much Sugar is in that drink and why it matters? - Sugary drinks are a major contributor to the growing problem of childhood obesity. With an alarming number of children and…
Education
Understanding Learning Modalities - Every child is unique and possesses distinct ways of perceiving, processing, and retaining information. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it…
Children stand in front of lockers smiling because it's the end of the school year. Preparing Kids for the End of the School Year: Tips for a Smooth Transition - The end of the school year can be an exciting time for kids, but it can also be a time…
Children with their backs to the camera wear super hero capes because they are future leaders. Raising Future Leaders - Raising future leaders and teaching kids to be stewards of good character, integrity, and high value is crucial to their…
Top 10 ways your child can succeed in school written in large yellow and orange font. Top 10 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in School - Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their education. As a pediatrician, I have…
Prepping your Child for Kindergarten - Top helpful hints for prepping your child for kindergarten. Comfort, confidence, and choices are good considerations when it comes time…
Pets
A baby in a santa pet sits face to face with a dog in reindeer ears. Death and Pets - Why do we have pets and children? We had a hard weekend here at the James house. Our bulldog, Maggie…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: cats stealing your baby’s breath - Discussing an Old Wives' Tale about cats stealing the breath from babies and causing them to die
Pets with babies shows a small baby in a blue shirt with a fluffy white dog. Should You Have Pets with Babies? - Deciding to have pets when you have a baby is a complex and personal decision that can have both benefits…
Safety
Kids and social media shows a girl leaning up against a wall looking at her phone. Kids and Social Media – Best Practices - Kids and Social Media - Best Practices The integration of social media into the daily lives of children and teenagers…
Sunscreen Reminder - Sunscreen is an important part of your daily routine. It helps protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
Teething
A baby chews on his finger rather than teething tablets. Why I Hate Teething Tablets - I can’t speak for every doctor but I know that all of the “good doctors” I know hate teething tablets.…
A baby chews on his finger rather than teething tablets. The Mommy Minute: When are a baby’s teeth supposed to come in? - We get lots of questions about when a baby should get their first tooth. The answer is...there is a range…
Mommy Minute: Teething - Are you a new mom struggling to calm your baby's teething pain? Teething can be a challenging phase for both…
Why Not to Use Teething Gels - Teething is a natural process that all infants go through, but it can be a difficult and painful experience for…
Permanent tooth coming in before the baby tooth falls out - Permanent tooth coming in before the baby tooth falls out? It's not uncommon for a baby tooth to be replaced…
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Mommy Minute: Walking Safety - Teaching your kids the basics of walking safety is an important part of parenting. It is essential to equip kids…
Rainy Day Exercises - Rainy days can be a challenge for parents to keep their kids entertained. But with some creative and fun rainy…
Introduction to Child Fit - With the rise of a sedentary lifestyle, it's more important than ever to get your children in shape. Not only…
Parents carry children on their backs while enjoying summer activities. 10 Summer Activities You May Haven’t Thought About - Summer is a great time for kids to explore, learn and have fun. However, sometimes it can be a challenge…
Car Buying Tips For The New Family - Shopping for a car for your family can be an exciting yet daunting experience. With so many makes and models…
Mommy Minute: Family Vacations are for Making Memories - Family vacations are a great way to make lasting memories. They can be a time to get away from the…
A family walks hand in hand through the grass with trees behind them. What to Do on the Weekend - Weekends are the perfect time for families to spend quality time together, and there are plenty of fun and creative…
Mommy Minute: Read to Your Kid! - Reading is one of the most important skills that a child can develop, and it is never too early to…
The Mommy Minute: Firework Safety - Having fun with fireworks begins with safety! In today's Mommy Minute, Dr. Cliff James, MD, founder of HelpMommy.com and head…
Using a Pool Noodle as a Door Stop - Getting your little one's fingers slammed into a door is a fear of any parent. Here is a hack to…
How to Baby Proof Your House according to a pediatrician - We are always being told to baby proof our houses by the time the baby is six months old, but…
Accidentally Injuring Your Child - We always try to keep our children as safe as we possibly can. We try to be baby-proof, buy the…
Nursery Prep 101 - Preparing for a new baby can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience for new parents, and one of the most…
Outlet Cover Hack - Protecting your child from electrical outlets is very important. Sometimes the outlet cover seems to just vanish. Here is a…
Person wears bath hat for shampooing without tears. HelpMommy Hack: Shampooing without Tears - Giving a baby a bath can be a pleasant experience, but shampooing your child’s hair can sometimes be a difficult…
First 30 Days of Parenthood: Survival Guide - The first 30 days of parenthood can be an exciting and overwhelming time. After nine months of preparation, you finally…
Preventing Shampoo Eye Burn - Shampoo eye burn can be a painful and uncomfortable experience for babies and parents alike. By following these tips for…
Quick Stop Diaper Change - Parenting Hack: You have to always be prepared to change a baby's diaper, but you don't always need to be…
Parental Overreaction - Parental overreaction is a common phenomenon that can lead to negative consequences for children. It can be defined as an…
Children with their backs to the camera wear super hero capes because they are future leaders. Raising Future Leaders - Raising future leaders and teaching kids to be stewards of good character, integrity, and high value is crucial to their…
Malicious Potty Accidents - Bedwetting is a common problem among children, and it can be a source of guilt and shame for them. While…
Multiple faces of the same woman demonstrate the many moods of a temperamental teen. Temperamental Teen? - As a parent, it can be frustrating and worrying to deal with a temperamental teen. One moment they may be…
Guilt associated with Bed Wetting - Guilt associated with Bed Wetting. Bed wetting is a common problem among children, but it can also be a source…
How to choose baby formula. Choosing the Right Baby Formula for Your Baby - When choosing baby formula for their baby, new parents can sometimes be overwhelmed with the different types available. Some formulas…
Mommy Minute: Boiling Water For Formula - Preparing formula for your baby is an important task. Boiling water, for formula, is one of the necessary steps in…
Breastfeeding - Breastfeeding is one of the most important things a mother can do for her baby. It provides essential nutrients, helps…
Booster Seat Installation - Booster seats are an important part of keeping children safe while traveling in a vehicle. It is important for parents…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
The Mommy Minute: How to Treat Used Car Seats - How to treat used cars seats from The Mommy Minute could not only help protect your baby, it could protect…
Travel Training Seat - Traveling with a potty-training child can be a stressful experience. It can be difficult to find public restrooms that are…
Mommy Minute: Used Car Seat - Buying a used car seat for your baby can be a tempting option, especially if you are on a tight…
Car Seat Installation - Proper car seat installation is crucial to ensure the safety of your child while traveling in a vehicle. The National…
How much Sugar is in that drink and why it matters? - Sugary drinks are a major contributor to the growing problem of childhood obesity. With an alarming number of children and…
Healthy Snacks - As parents, we want to ensure that our children are getting the nutrition and energy they need to grow and…
Top 10 ways your child can succeed in school written in large yellow and orange font. Top 10 Ways Your Child Can Succeed in School - Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their education. As a pediatrician, I have…
Children stand in front of lockers smiling because it's the end of the school year. Preparing Kids for the End of the School Year: Tips for a Smooth Transition - The end of the school year can be an exciting time for kids, but it can also be a time…
Children with their backs to the camera wear super hero capes because they are future leaders. Raising Future Leaders - Raising future leaders and teaching kids to be stewards of good character, integrity, and high value is crucial to their…
Understanding Learning Modalities - Every child is unique and possesses distinct ways of perceiving, processing, and retaining information. As parents, educators, and caregivers, it…
Prepping your Child for Kindergarten - Top helpful hints for prepping your child for kindergarten. Comfort, confidence, and choices are good considerations when it comes time…
Gran’ MawMaw’s Good Advice: cats stealing your baby’s breath - Discussing an Old Wives' Tale about cats stealing the breath from babies and causing them to die
A baby in a santa pet sits face to face with a dog in reindeer ears. Death and Pets - Why do we have pets and children? We had a hard weekend here at the James house. Our bulldog, Maggie…
Pets with babies shows a small baby in a blue shirt with a fluffy white dog. Should You Have Pets with Babies? - Deciding to have pets when you have a baby is a complex and personal decision that can have both benefits…
Kids and social media shows a girl leaning up against a wall looking at her phone. Kids and Social Media – Best Practices - Kids and Social Media - Best Practices The integration of social media into the daily lives of children and teenagers…
Wet Wipe Safety Tip - Wet wipe safety tip: Use them when handling hot seat belts to protect your kids from getting burned. Hot seat…
Sunscreen Reminder - Sunscreen is an important part of your daily routine. It helps protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays…
Why Not to Use Teething Gels - Teething is a natural process that all infants go through, but it can be a difficult and painful experience for…
Permanent tooth coming in before the baby tooth falls out - Permanent tooth coming in before the baby tooth falls out? It's not uncommon for a baby tooth to be replaced…
A baby chews on his finger rather than teething tablets. Why I Hate Teething Tablets - I can’t speak for every doctor but I know that all of the “good doctors” I know hate teething tablets.…
Mommy Minute: Teething - Are you a new mom struggling to calm your baby's teething pain? Teething can be a challenging phase for both…
A baby chews on his finger rather than teething tablets. The Mommy Minute: When are a baby’s teeth supposed to come in? - We get lots of questions about when a baby should get their first tooth. The answer is...there is a range…

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