How to raise a daughter for a happy woman today

When I became a mom of a boy four years ago, I faced the biggest challenge of my life in raising him for a happy and especially a good man in today’s world, where it is difficult to find authorities. Now, becoming a mom of a girl, I realized how much more of challenges I have in front of me. Media pressure, influence of manufacturers of clothes and toys, obsession on ideal body, nutrition disorders, prone to depression and other contemporary dangers are waiting on almost every corner. So, how to raise a daughter for a happy and conscious woman today? Continue reading


Child’s emotional intelligence

In the face of recent shocking events extremely cruel rampant of hate before and after the suicide of a teenager called by others “homo” – it is necessary to stress how important it is our the parents’ – role in the development of our children’s emotional intelligence . As you can see, unfortunately after the sad fact, not all of us are aware of this and it is certainly not that easy. However, I invite you to explore it a bit more deepr and get know a reliable method of dealing with emotions.

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What kind of parent are you? Objective parenting versus subjective parenting

It is obvious that parents do not cause bad behavior of their child. However, the way they react to a particular child’s developmental stage or an act of rebellion, aggression or rage, will let control such behavior, or strengthen it. Today‘s post is about conscious parenting by Tracy Hogg – the biggest chidren whisperer – that is, about the differences between  objective parents, which are motivated by individual needs of their child and the subjective parents, which are motivated by their own emotions and who can not look objectively at their child or his behavior. Continue reading


Mother’s Day on Kashtanova Street

On the Kashtanova Street, there was a day like every day, but yet a little bit different one. First of all – it was rainy. But still, at Kashtanky home there was a lot of sun, like usually. Mom Kashtanka was already preparing breakfast, while next to her was sitting little Lucy, when suddenly a little Fifi ran into the kitchen:
– Mom, I want to hug you!
– Oh, Fifi, how nice it is to be hugged in the very morning – told the mother, hugging her son too.

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Baby English? Why not!

During our FB lottery, in which you can win a unique book with all known English lullabies and rhymes, we would like to highligh the topic of learning a foreign language with our babies. Did you know that music and rhythm, combined with gestures and movements is the most effective way to learn a foreign language? Children learn words through the gestures which they perform while singing, and the repeated words effectively recod in their memory. Continue reading


Unusual animated picture book

The book New York in Pyjamarama, which recently joined our Smart Kid Library, and which we will present today, is not an ordinary book. This are magical moving pictures, which certainly will attract attention of any toddler for a longer time. In this book, there was used a very old technique of animationombro cinema” – based on an optical illusion. You just put a striated foil (attached to the book) on the pictures and very slowly move from one edge side to the other, and the pictures come alive! We recommend it and wish you a lot of fun. Continue reading

Emperor Penguins with chick

The role of mother and father in their son’s life

Recently, on many parenting blogs appeared topics like “my way of raising children And I often read the famous words Do not learn the tree, how to grow. Give it the sun, water, ground and air. The same follows with your child. Give him the conditions, inspire, show him the books, have fun with him. Set the limits, but only in case of safety and environment. There is no parent who would not agree with that, me too. However Continue reading


5 tricks how to wean a child from…

I am sure that every mother had already heard advices from “wise men,” and all kinds of “experts” like “he still has the diaper?”, “so big and still has a soother?”, “does he already use the potty? “,”does he fall asleep alone? “,”do you still breastfeed him? “,”do you feed him with a bottle at night? , etc. This list is endless. And yes, it is annoying, especially when we conscious mothers, know what‘s the best for our children (and at the same time for us!) And we know that every child develops individually and everything comes at a certain time. Continue reading

mom dad I am watching you

Mom, dad, I am watching you

Do you also rest just after having holidays (I mean Easter, Christmas, etd)? Of course, if we can call it “rest” when you have to return to work and your daily duties at once... But the fact is that there is no mother who would not prepare her family for these holy days, whether in the kitchen or by cleaning up, not to mention shopping, as well as whole coordination and organization of family meetings and travelling. And it is really not what these holidays mean, right? Today, I would like to tell you about what has especially touched me during this Easter Continue reading


Colorful mud

Do your children often get sick? Are you already run out of ideas how to spent the arduous time with them at home? I almost surrended … when a new idea came to mind again! Because which conscious (in this case: desperate?) mother would not come up with new ideas in this situation? :-) Well, if we can not go for a walk and ride a bike on the mud, then why not play with a mud at home? When my son loves it so much … and he is already being ill so long at home, there is nothing else but find out new solutions for creative playing … And so, here is our proposal of sensory great fun with race cars and colored paints! Continue reading