Cynical Parent

12 Incredibly Fun Construction Activities for Preschoolers

Now that we are in the middle of winter and snow days where I live, I am always looking for something to do with my little guy to keep him entertained. One can only take so many cartoons! One thing we’ve really been into lately are construction activities – you know, trucks, construction, building things, etc. If you are looking …

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1 Year Old Nap Schedule: 5 Things You MUST Know

As a parent, I find that sleep is imperative to the proper functioning of both myself and everyone in my house. If someone in the house doesn’t get enough sleep, we all pay for it. My son is now 2, and to this day, I count down to nap time. Nap time is a time for me to get things …

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7 Super Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

It’s that time of year again.  You’ve spent years dealing with Valentine’s Day with your significant other – some people love it, some people feel it’s just a Hallmark holiday excuse for buying cards and flowers. And then, eventually, your kids enter this world. And they have to do Valentine’s Day too.   I may be a little cynical at times …

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How to Stop Toddler Whining: The ULTIMATE Guide to Your Sanity

One of the most challenging parts about raising a small, toddler-sized human has to be how to deal with the whining. Unfortunately, our kids are no longer babies, but they aren’t really old enough to fully communicate their feelings yet either. As a result, you get whining….sometimes….lots of whining. Admittedly, whining can be extremely taxing and hard to navigate as …

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10 Innovative and DIY Ways to Make Your House Smell Good Naturally

Anyone who has children knows that, when you have kids, you sacrifice certain things. We sacrifice time, sleep, energy and everything else for the little people we bring into the world. It’s both exhausting and rewarding. Unfortunately, some things that get sacrificed really shouldn’t be. For example…those first few weeks when you couldn’t remember when you last showered? Sacrifice. A …

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