Deciding to have a child was an easy choice for me to make. I always knew that I eventually wanted to have kids and I was excited to become a Mom. Number two was also an easy choice because I had never really entertained the idea of having an only child. Now we are faced with the decision to have more or stick with two and it’s proving to be a tough decision for me (and my hubby). Continue Reading
They are cute and I remember how excited I was to get Paisley on a trike when she was small but the kids I’ve seen “riding” these things are barely even able to sit up on their own!
I always chuckle to myself – these “trikes” are like the Pope-mobile of modern-day parenting. Five-point harness so they don’t fall, sunshade so they don’t burn, handle for Mom and Dad so they can’t roll into traffic and probably BPA-free so they don’t get cancer when they are 85.
All they are missing is bullet-proof glass.
Oh, and some fun.
This recent article about reducing screen-time for young kids centres around childhood obesity and decreasing activity levels, but the take home message is the same. Get the kids away from the digital devices and into the real world. This issue has never been more relevant than it is today. I remember watching TV as a kid (especially in the winter as I grew up in a very cold climate) but mostly I remember playing a lot. Today, everywhere I look, young kids are playing with iPads, iPhones and portable gaming devices. They are plugged in and zoned out. They are usually sitting next to their plugged in, zoned out parents.