With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful. When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful. Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should. When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…Continue
Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments
Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…Continue
Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I know that it is just now November, but sometimes the best Christmas gift requires some advanced planning. My idea was one of those, but it was completely worth it. It's an original Tried It Tuesday idea born out of need. Here's why.…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on November 6, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments
There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:
Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Some days I actually manage to get on top of all the craziness of life and check enough things off the to-do list that I feel accomplished and able to relax. Some days Josiah is sweet and cooperative, I am focused and ambitious, and we have a really great day.
That was Tuesday. I’d managed to…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on September 24, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here with easy cheap costume ideas for kids or adults.
It’s a brand new series for MomCave, called Slacker Mom’s Guide. In this episode, the MomCave moms throw together some funny easy cheap Halloween costumes…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 22, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Establishing a love of reading can be tricky sometimes. Children who would rather run around and be active physically may not see the "fun" in exploring through a story... at first. The key is to choose books that speaks specifically to their interest and personality. Allow them to select which books stand out to them - superheroes, all things locomotives, comedies, comics, holiday themed, etc. As they become excited about what they're reading, they'll want to do it more! Go a step further…Continue
Added by Jazelle on September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy. We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention. There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach. My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.
The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 8, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments
We are so excited about the our new Tele Summit coming up September 8th, 9th & 10th...The most amazing people have agreed to talk to us and the variety is fantastic! Michael J. Gelb the author of the How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci was our first interview and I have to say within minutes I was totally mesmerized by this wonderful speaker and presenters. He even had a great story about being the opening act for the Rolling Stones as a juggler! He is followed by John Schaefer, who…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on August 29, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Della Preston on August 25, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments
I read this book with my Grandsons and before they opened it, the first thing they wanted to know is “Who are Bibi and Babu? Of course I…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on August 24, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments
The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.
The first thing you see when walking…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Before I had my son, I got a cold around twice a year. It would annoy me for a few days and maybe even cause me to take a day off work to rest at home. My husband would only get a cold maybe one time a year.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 17, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments
Recently I had the privilege of taking Illy out on a date. We'd been talking about it for a while and were long past due for an outing, but there always seemed to be something else going. "Dates" don't always have to be a big outing, in fact, some of our dates have been a sweet treat and girlie movie. No BOYS allowed! ;) This time, however, I wanted to do something special and…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
In addition to tons of books, games, puzzles, and family programs; the library is also the place to get your Museum Adventure Pass!
The Museum Adventure Pass is made possible through the wonderful partnership between local libraries and various zoos and museums. This partnership gives families an opportunity to visit each location at a discounted admission rate or for FREE!
Added by Jazelle on August 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…Continue