Hi! My name is Amina and I sometimes find it hard to believe that I live in New Orleans, otherwise known as “NOLA”–home to never-ending Mardi Gras parades, extra powdery beignets, Po Boy shrimp sandwiches, and streets so riddled with potholes you would think you were in a third world country.
As a mother of three, I wear many hats: full-time driver, cook,…Continue
Added by amina qureshi on November 26, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Last September when I was out shopping for preschool materials for my youngest son, I picked up some animal flash cards. He was already learning about animals and the different sounds that they make at daycare when we decided to pull him out. If you are just starting a home preschool or teaching your child at home, you should add…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 14, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice. I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin. I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice. Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants. While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants. It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant. We decided to get her a …Continue
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on August 6, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments
When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house. Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help. Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…Continue
Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves. Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 5, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
After getting the kiddos situation in the kitchen with an art project this morning I set off for the family room to fold clothes. Exciting I know! While folding I turned on the TV and quickly found myself being pulled into a talk show. The topic was unconventional marriages. The host was interviewing a traditional Orthodox Jewish marriage. First I found it ironic that the topic was unconventional marriages and the couple was in a traditional marriage. My second thought was, when…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on June 8, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?” If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child. Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies. Some…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments
One evening I was hanging out on Twitter and started talking to Zack about my toddler’s love for coloring and drawing. After talking to Zack, he shared with me his story about “Taking Care of Business – Mental Illness is Not a Deterrent“. At the age of 16, Zack is working on becoming an entrepreneur and using his gifts and talents to make…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments
Reading to children is not only helps them develop the skills that they need for reading but it also helps their listening skills. The other night my son wanted me to read him a book, so…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 8, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments
This morning my baby woke up with a fever and I knew that something was wrong since he just finished taking a round of antibiotics from his last illness less than two weeks ago. When I took his temperature this morning, it was 103 degree using a rectal thermometer. In the past, we have ran him to the doctor…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
My new book, Pink is Just a Color and so is Blue will be available on Amazon in 2 weeks.
Pink is Just a Color and so is Blue is inspired by my 2 boys. I once heard my older son telling my younger one that he was “like a girl” because he liked the color pink and enjoyed playing with toys that some people might…Continue
Added by Niki Bhatia on September 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
My four year old daughter just finished her first year of dance school at the most delightful dance studio in downtown Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Jeannie Cardinal’s School of Dance!
The studio is so family-friendly and really caters to the student and family who wants a wonderful dance experience without the pressure of competition. The studio is located just off the…Continue
Added by Jessi McD on June 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
With a young son, Christmas was not a major production although we all strived to make it special. It was important that baby’s first Christmas be filled with special memories we will share with him through pictures and stories when he’s a little older. But of course, our good intentioned gifts were not so well received.
In early November when my son went through a surge of developmental milestones, I upgraded Christmas. He was certainly not going be passive about Christmas…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 5, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments
Added by Cindy Grace Undag on October 30, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems by Nadia Janice Brown. They are spiritual, inspirational and full of ‘writer’ sensibility, which I love. The tone is ‘quiet,’ making this little collection perfect for your night table, to be read before bedtime.
Brown’s pen touches upon various subjects: God, the Genesis,…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 20, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments
There are many who are not aware of the many belts Cute Beltz offers for children, so over the next several weeks we will be highlighting our selection of belts. We are starting off with one of our most popular belt for girls, the Pink Flower Power Girls Belt. This belt has been a top seller since introduced in September of 2008 and a favorite among many celebrities. We are…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on October 11, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments