Janssen Bradshaw

Janssen lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two little girls. A former librarian, she is an obsessive reader, especially of picture books, young adult novels, and adult non-fiction. She also loves food in any form, whether it’s trying a new restaurant or making dinner at home with her little sidekicks. Her lifestyle blog, Everyday Reading, features daily style, book recommendations, and her family's favorite recipes. You can also find Janssen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

5 Tips for Helping Your Toddler Deal with Jet Lag

Last week, a few days before my younger daughter turned two, we flew back from London after spending a semester there for my husband’s MBA program.

Toddlers and Jet Lag

Of course, the 14-hour flight was only the beginning. Once we were back in the States, then it was time to deal with jet lag as we worked with an 8-hour time difference.

If holiday travel is in your plans, here are a couple of tricks for making the transition a little easier:

Toddlers and Jet Lag

9 Ideas for Sibling Names That Go Together

It can be fun to have all the children in your family have names that go together in some way. Over the years, I’ve seen lots of families choose names for their children that go together in some way. Some themes are subtle, while others are more obvious. Would you do it?

Themed Family Names

My Parenting Christmas Wishlist

My girls are dreaming of toys and candy for Christmas morning.

As a parent, though, the things I’d like most aren’t easily wrapped under the tree.

Here are six things I’d be delighted to get for Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

15 Disney Baby Gifts Under $10

The holidays are here and everyone has gift giving on their minds.

If you have a little one, here are fifteen great suggestions that all cost less than $10.

Expect some big happy baby grins when the wrapping comes off these:

Reusable Snack Bags

7 Ways I Know My 2-Year-Old Isn't a Baby Anymore

My second daughter definitely still seems like my baby, even though she turned two this week.

She still naps, and uses a pacifier, and loves to be rocked before going to bed while I sing to her (she’s definitely baby enough not to recognize that my voice is pretty poor).

But then I recognize she’s probably not actually a baby anymore.

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