Tag Archives: Parenting

Average American Child Under 10 Gets $1,360 per Year in Allowance, Bribes, Rewards and Gifts from Parents

teethA new survey has revealed that the average American child under the age of 10 is handed $1,360 per year by their parents, either as allowance, rewards for good behavior or achievements and bribes to ‘be good’.  

A leading coupon brand has revealed that the average child under the age of 10 in the US receives $1,360 per year, or the equivalent of $113 per month, from their parents in the form of allowance, bribes to get them to behave better and rewards for good behavior or achievements. ...  [ read more ]

Parenting Struggles? There’s an APP for that!

3 General - 1 Kiddie's world sleeping and openingshot - Kiddie AppAs a dad of a three year old boy and one on the way, the wife and I decided it was time to get the little guy potty trained before his sister joined the party.  That being said, like most 3 year olds Brady is a very stubborn kid, so we knew we were about to endeavor on a challenging journey.  Wow were we wrong and that’s for one reason, the Kiddie App...  [ read more ]

Win a 3 month supply of Huggies Diapers and tips on how to keep up with your little movers

One of the things you get really quickly when you have a baby is just how much work goes into taking care of them – you also never know just how many diapers you’ll go through in a given day.  Let me tell you – its A LOT! Here’s Laila Ali’s tips for how to keep up with your little ones. ...  [ read more ]

Got Milk? Enter to win a years worth of milk

Being a parent there are certain things you’re going to have to buy diapers and milk.  Neither comes cheap and neither are used sparingly. There are points post breast milk, post formula that I was going to the store more then once a week to pickup a gallon of milk.  I’m sure I’m not alone… This week we’re taking care of the Milk for one lucky fan, who knows maybe next we’ll take care of the diapers (yah thats not such a subtle hint at whats to come). ...  [ read more ]

Pull-Ups.com livestream of Potty Dance Day (March 5) and Giveaway

Pull-Ups is having an awesome event coming up very soon. On March 5, we are celebrating Potty Dance Day and across the United States there will be many different Potty Dance Parties.As a part of this speciail day you will also be able to Watch Ralph’s World perform the Potty Dance live in concert and learn the moves while attending a Potty Dance Party in cities across the country. Click on a city below to sign up to attend an event near you! ...  [ read more ]

Fall back into safety II: safe guarding the home office

One thing I remember the most about watching Marc grow up was how many times I was told to deal with the wires of my computer.  Since we dont a home office my computer is in the living room which made it an easy target for our toddler.  I used lots of make shift tools/methods to protect my computer (I mean toddler 😛 ).  Of course my thought was to cover the open outlets in the power strip, I also put a piece of cardboard in front of the wires but behind the tables legs which worked wonders till he was old enough to actually move the cardboard enough to expose the wires… I totally admit that I sucked and I finally caved and did a ton of wire management, my wife simply opted for the purchase of a new iMac because there is only 1 card from wall to computer (she’s the smart one).  This is one of those dont do as I do but do as I say… or in this case as Kimberlee says… ...  [ read more ]

Fall back into safety: secure your washer & dryer

Coming back from summer its time to fall back into better habits, and child safety is always one that we can use a little help remember and brushing up.  I’ve wanted to give both moms and dads some great safety tips but who am I? I’m certainly no safety expert – there are people who are just that safety experts so let me introduce you to Kimberlee Mitchell with Safety 1st Pros [Link]. ...  [ read more ]

Toddlers on a plane – a great sequel to snakes on a plane

What do I do with a purple cartoon backpack?!

For the better part of the last two weeks we’ve been traveling at some point or another. Its been pretty clear that worst part of traveling as a family is getting in long plane rides. There is limited ways around this, you could drug your kids (I think most of us wish that was cool but its usually not!), have a short enough flight were it feels like a car ride – like a hopper flight from NYC to Rochester, you can pack up a sweet to go back for a kiddo with games, books and TV/DVDs in our case it was an iPad loaded with dozens of his favorite shows.  Still that wasnt enough to stop the dreaded Toddler on the Plane… I honestly felt for the kids in front of us – thankfully their father had the foresight to place his two teenage sons where he was supposed to be siting (I really was holding in the laughter at the scene where he explained to them why he needed to sit with their sister).  In the end I’m sure those kids where saying lines that only Samuel L Jackson could truly pull off. ...  [ read more ]