Posted on Aug 20th 2019
Motherhood is a demanding job; the responsibility of caring for others who so wholly depend on you is enough to wear you down on its own. Teamed up with household chores, shopping lists, overstuffed schedules, and exterior commitments, it can quickly exhaust a mom’s energy reserves. You probably got frazzled just reading that list! Sometimes finding enough energy to do even the simplest tasks can feel insurmountable. Nonetheless, you don’t have to resign yourself to a life of constant exhaustion. Some simple modifications to your daily routine can make a big difference in your motivation, mood, and productivity. Here are some tips to stay energized as a mom, brought to you by your friends at Romp n' Roll.
Posted on Jul 23rd 2019
Moms are the leading experts of multitasking, and there’s no better proof of that than mothers who work alongside their duties of parenthood. Between changing diapers, getting kids out the door in the morning, answering emails, taking calls, arranging playdates, and so much more, working moms have a lot on their plates. The idea of bringing “balance” to our lives is something we constantly strive towards, but with so many tasks to juggle throughout the day, this fabled balance may seem constantly out of reach. It doesn’t have to be such an exhausting struggle. While perfect harmony isn’t a reasonable goal, smaller adjustments that work for you and your family are achievable. Here are some simple ways to balance life as a mom, brought to you by your friends at Romp n' Roll.
Posted on Jun 25th 2019
Reading books to and with your children is one of the most important activities you can initiate as a parent. Not only does it create time for you to spend with them, but it also helps strengthen their mental development. Instilling a love of reading in them at a young age sets them up for success as a growing reader, and can help them establish cognitive, social, language, and expressive abilities. By introducing books to your child in their formative years, you can kindle a love of reading that will last them a lifetime. But with such a wide selection of books to choose from (which is definitely a good thing!), it can be difficult to decide which kinds of books are the most appropriate and will be the most influential for them. Narrowing down your options will help you select the perfect library of books for your children. Here are some of the best types of books to read to your children, brought to you by your friends at Romp n' Roll.
Posted on May 15th 2019
If you’ve ever been told that creativity is a hit and miss trait that some children simply aren’t born with, it’s time to rethink your approach to encouraging your own child’s creative thinking. All children have an instinctive creative and innovative spark in them! It can help them establish necessary social and emotional skills, perform better in their education, and, eventually, grow into more confident, resourceful adults. But the deciding factor on whether or not they will carry that spark with them into their adult lives largely depends upon you. Creativity can be nurtured or stifled at a young age as they develop fundamental skills and explore imaginative thinking for the first time, and this growth or suppression begins in your home and parenting style. Though this sounds like a daunting task, promoting a love of imagination is easier than you may think. Here are some ways to inspire creativity in your children, brought to you by your friends at Romp n' Roll.
Posted on Apr 12th 2019
This week Romp n' Roll is celebrating the Week of the Young Child which is a national, annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Today is Family Friday! A child's family plays the biggest role in their learning. Children are a blank slate on which family write their story. What kind of experiences are going to shape your child? All of us have those memories of the smallest things; things our parents didn't intend to be life shaping moments, but they were. The best part is that those life shaping moments aren't always planned - a random day at the park, family dinner at the kitchen table, or story time at night when their favorite book was read to them right before bed. (How many of you can recite Goodnight Moon by heart?)