The Magic of Pretend Play

Imagination is what distinguishes us a species from the rest of life on Earth.  Being able to predict outcomes and cooperate with many people at a time is one of our most valuable qualities.  Psychologists may attribute this quality to developing what’s known as a Theory of Mind.  We encourage you to learn about this […]

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again. The trees are changing, you’ve been apple picking and taken foliage hikes with the family, but you’ve completely forgotten about Halloween! Don’t worry Thanks Mama is here to help! Instead of going to the nearest pop-up Halloween store and spending an absurd amount of money on costumes you’ll get one wear […]

Tech Tips For Parents

Technology is everywhere these days.  There are many competing theories about what to use and how often to use them, but we’re going to keep it pretty simple here with just a few tech tips that may help save you some coin and use your existing devices to their full potential. IP Cameras vs Baby […]

Top 5 Apps for Kids!

There are loads of apps out there for kids and more coming all the time.  Here’s a short list of some great ones that you can let your kids use and not feel too guilty about.   Stack the States – Google Play Store, iTunes App Store While there is always a strong case for the […]

Top 14 Apps for Parents!

Mobile devices are powerful, versatile tools that can be a real help to both parents and kids.  We’ve compiled some of our favorite applications for you to peruse.  So take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.  We’re pretty proud of ourselves!    1.   Sprout – Google Play Store, […]

Top Baby Proofing Tips

Some of the biggest lifestyle changes when having a baby are involved in home life.  How and when you eat, sleep and entertain yourselves all need rethinking.  While your child won’t get into too much mischief for the first few months, it’s never too early to get your living space setup for baby’s rapid ascent to […]

Strengthen Bonds This International Day of Families

In case you weren’t aware, May 15 is International Day of Families every year since 1993.  This year, we at Thanks Mama would like to share some of our favorite family strengthening tips and activities for you to consider on this special day.   Camping – The snow has finally thawed!  It’s time to dig […]

5 Gift Ideas From the Kids This Mother’s Day

So… buying stuff is all fine and good for Dad when considering what to get Mom this Mother’s Day, but what about the children?  THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!  Seriously though, it can be a lot of fun and mean a lot to Mom to get gifts that the kids make or have helped with.  Consider […]