Lee Murray

Gear

When is a Kid Ready to Play Outside Alone and Unsupervised?

Kids are surprisingly capable and independent as long as parents are willing to take a step back.

Parenting

How to Prepare Kids to Spend Time Alone

All parents need time to get stuff done, and by leaving a kid alone & engrossed in an activity and writing down expectations they can find that time in a way that benefits everyone.

Parenting

How to Help a Baby With Gas Fart (If It Comes to That)

All babies get gas, but some deliberate movements of the torso and a trip to the breast or the bottle can provide serious relief.

Parenting

How to Tell If Your Baby Is Full

Measuring a baby’s fullness by how content they are, rather than how empty the bottle is, helps babies get the right amount of food every day.

Parenting

4 Baby Exercises That Help Infants Build Strength Safely

Newborns aren’t really known for their raw, explosive power. But when they hit six months, it’s time for baby exercises so they can get swole.

Life

I Tried Father-Daughter Yoga Then Remembered Bonding Should Be Fun

Center yourself on your own time. Have fun with your kids whenever you get the chance.

Parenting

How to Avoid Transferring Anxiety and Stress to a Child

Kids don’t need to be afraid of bugs, bills, or pandemics, even if parents are.

Parenting

How to Tell if Babies Are Happy Before They Can Smile

Babies communicate their feelings by crying and fussing. To know what’s going on in their heads requires extensive research in brain science.

Parenting

How to Help Uncoordinated Preschoolers Frustrated by Their Abilities

If preschoolers can’t complete a task, the best thing to do is help them to regulate their emotions until they can.

Parenting

Baby-Led Weaning: How to Transition to Solid Food with Less Effort

Transitioning from a bottle to solid food can be an inclusive, enjoyable experience for everyone involved if you let the baby lead the charge.

Parenting

How to Help a Baby Deal With Teething Symptoms

The pain and discomfort associated with teething is temporary, but with some patience and TLC parents can take the edge off.

Health

The Best Folic Acid Foods and the Benefits for Pregnant Women

There are plenty of folic acid foods that will help a pregnant woman reap folic acid benefits, but the risks of prenatal deficiency may make a supplement the safest best.

Life

I Bribed My Kids With a Rewards Jar and Mellowed Out My Family

Three mason jars and a ridiculous amount of glitter changed me from a reactionary parent into a dad who sets boundaries for his kids and himself.

Parenting

How to Get an Older Sibling to Help with a Baby

Kindergarteners probably won’t be changing diapers and laundering bedsheets, but their involvement in more manageable baby care tasks can be beneficial for the whole family.

Parenting

How to Calm Down an Injured Child and Teach Bravery

Bumps, bruises, and broken bones are all pretty harrowing the first time they happen. Here’s how parents can coach their kid through the pain.

Parenting

How Parents Can Manage a Kid’s Bizarre Obsessions and Fixations

Helping a kid manage childhood fixations begins with understanding whether their behaviors are true obsessions or simply healthy fascination in a loved activity.

Parenting

How to Talk to Kids About Racist, Drunk, and Terrible Relatives

With a preparation, coaching, a good strategy and some swallowed pride, parents can turn interactions with difficult relatives into teachable moments.

Gear

How to Make a Baby Emergency Kit For Road Trips

A carefully curated baby emergency kit won’t help parents avoid disaster, but it’ll help them recover from it quickly when away from home and on a road trip.

Parenting

The Best Beard Grooming Tips for New Fathers

Parenting with a beard means keeping it simple, short, or soft to avoid pain from baby beard pulling or micro abrasions from cuddles.