Category: parenting

BOTTLESOUP’s Most Popular Posts of 2015

  When I look back on how BOTTLESOUP began, I can’t believe how much has changed. BOTTLESOUP has been up and running since July 2013. It’s been nearly 2.5 years! In 2016, we’re going to have an even better year. But 2015 was full of promise, and as we end the year it’s nice to […]

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Kids and Terrorism: Is Fear Raising Our Kids?

How do we deal with kids and terrorism? “There is no activity for which young children are better prepared than fantasy play. Nothing is more dependable and risk-free, and the dangers are only pretend,” ‘The Importance of Imaginary Play’, 2004, Vivian Gussin Paley. As the feds investigate Ahmed Mohamed, the 14 year old student who […]

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How to Politely Talk About Car Seat Safety

As parents or caregivers of small children, we’re all very concerned with the safety and well being of our littles. Car seat safety is a hot button issue for a lot of parents and caregivers. Recently, several states have changed their car seat laws in the interest of increasing the safety of children in moving […]

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Why I’m Telling My Kids the Truth About Santa (It’s Not What You Think)

There’s a lot of debate in the parenting community about Santa. On social media, a plea has been circulating about the gifts Santa gives to children. The anonymous Facebook post reads: “Not all parents have a ton of cash to spend on making their kids [sic] Christmas special, so it doesn’t make sense to have […]

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How to Save Money on Holiday Cards and Holiday Photos

Want to take your own photos this holiday season? Check out our DIY tutorial for amazing infant/baby holiday photos.   Sending out Christmas cards is something very important to me. Since my son was born, I vowed never to skip a holiday card no matter what else was going on. My reason? Kids really do […]

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