How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

Happy Friday!

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Today I would like to share with you “How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child”. We live in a society where it’s really easy to get ‘burned out’. Most parents are exhausted from the week after school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. All on top of your own job (or jobs) and other realities of adulthood.

However, I’m telling you stop worrying about how many minutes you can spend with your children each day – but instead – I want you to focus on turning those minutes into memorable moments. Parents often compensate for having such a small quantity of time by scheduling “quality time.” Two hours at the nature preserve. An afternoon at the movies. Dinner at a restaurant. But the truth is that quality time may occur when you least expect it — yes, at the nature preserve, but also in the car on the way home from work.

This being said: You can ALWAYS find time to make time precious.

Have a great weekend!

xo,

Kingston

Children & Sleep

ZZZzzzz!

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Nap. It’s a small word, but for most parents a hugely important one.

For instance, my parents like to get organized and clean the house while I take my naps. I usually take a nap for about 2hrs – enough time to for them to clean and cook. But it’s not just ‘beneficial’ for my parents, but more importantly for M E, of course! It is a crucial physical and mental development, and naps certainly provide me with my much-needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation!

Currently I’m down to one nap a day. Tots like me usually require 0 to 13 hours of sleep, including an afternoon nap of 1 to 3 hours.

This being said: I simply L O V E naps! Do you?

xo,

Kingston

Chiberia Returns Once More

Happy Thursday, friends!

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The weekend is almost here and guess what?!

We’re enjoying 40 (+) degree weather right now – yet it won’t last long, though! It looks like ‘Chiberia’ returns once more with 20 degree weather by the end of this week. So, we’ll have limited options (again!) of what we can do during these extreme cold temps! We don’t like to spend all day inside the house, so we usually look of fun ways to make dull home moments exciting by visiting our local library, for instance, to enjoy indoor fun somewhere else besides home!

What are your tips and tricks to tackle cold weather with your toddler(s)?

Let me know by commenting below!

xo,

Kingston

10,000 Visitors – Thank You!

Wow!

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I’m speechless to say the least…Thank you, my dear readers for your continued love and support!

Back in June of 2013 my mom and I thought it’ll be great to start our own blog (clearly my mom’s the ghost writer!) which serves as a diary as well. It captures our adventures, travels, and more importantly it follows my growth spurt!

Don’t you agree that I’ve changed from last summer until now?

Also, please let me know which post you enjoyed the most!

I’d love to hear from you!

xo,

Kingston

Thank You Note To Godparents

Thank You!

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Today I’d like to give a shout out to my beloved godparents Opa and Bubbe.

I found this quote from Rudolph Giuliani, and simply put: I couldn’t have phrased it any better…This one is for you Opa & Bubbe!

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents (in my case godparents) provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.

– Rudolph Giuliani

PS: Well put, Mr. Giuliani. Cooookies!!

xo,

Kingston

Toddler Play-Doh Fun

Let’s play!

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I don’t think it’s a secret that toddlers like me LOVE to explore, right?!

Well, I truly enjoy exploring (so I can find out how objects and materials feel and what I can do these objects/materials). Playing with Play-Doh is especially fun because it’s one great “sensory” experience! It helps us develop connections and be creative at the same time! These “sensory” experiences are very important for our growth, as well as our brain development. Further, they provide opportunities for cognitive, language and motor skills.

Playing Play-Doh with your toddler is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child, as well as being an active participant in the play! You’ll be encouraging your tots’ language development while connecting and having fun together!

xo,

Kingston

Guest post by Hubbard’s Cupboard

Hubbard’s Cupboard

Dear Kingston,

My name is Micah. I’m 2 years old and would love to be your friend. My mommy has a blog named Hubbard’s Cupboard.  My mom blogs about our family adventuresphotography and creative ideas.

She blogs about me and my little brother, Quentin who is just 6 months old. I love my brother. I call him “Quentin Bear”. We have giggle wars for hours without end.

I love shoes but hate pants. That’s why I’m in my undies in all my pictures and video. I also love cars, trucks, Barney, Elmo, and riding my bike. My mommy made me a balance bike for my birthday and I have gotten really good at riding it! My bike is my favorite thing in the world.

I love your blog, Kingston! I’m sending a hug from Utah. Will you come visit me sometime? Or may be I’ll come visit you!

Love,

Micah

Quick note from Kingston: Micah, I would love to be your friend! I truly hope we will meet up sometime & Thank You for your blog post! Love, Kingston