Traveling with young children is stressful. Now we have to worry about getting kicked off planes and put on the front page news!
When they start talking about "children only" sections on planes, I'm totally for that. But only if we have a "jerks only" section as well!
Added by Megan Lynch on January 11, 2013 at 3:13pm — No Comments
This blog entry is about the challanges of shopping with children. Sometimes I feel very horrible about not seeing the joy and wonder of my experience as a parent as others view it. What I see as frustration others see as nostalgia. Maybe I need to keep that in mind next shopping trip!…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 10, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments
In the all-new epic adventure from Dav Pilkey, George and Harold travel through time to save Captain Underpants and the world from certain destruction! Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers By Dav Pilkey http://www.pilkey.com/ or http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/books/author.htm…Continue
Added by Sheila English on January 7, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on December 16, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
** All I want for Christmas is a personal chef. And a bigger bank account to pay for the personal chef.
** Those inflatable lawn Santas look so sad and hungover during the daytime.
** A sick kid at home makes for an incredibly unproductive week.
** I've eaten so many damn holiday cookies that you should probably start calling me…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This is a very difficult post for me to write. But I am hoping that if any of my readers is facing a similar situation, you will know that you are not alone. My heart goes out to you. 25 years ago today, I received a phone call at work that would forever change my life.
This day started a four day ordeal of doctors, nurses, specialists......and tears. Buckets upon buckets of tears. My almost 11 month old baby boy was gone, one week before what would have been…
Added by Penny Roach on December 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude. It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on December 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Added by Emily van Rijn on November 21, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific raise politically aware children.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of November will be dedicated to discussions of elections past and present. Our first Terrific Tuesday of November urged everyone, no matter who their candidate of choice, to go vote, last week was about discussing election results respectfully. Next week, the last…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 20, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
Today is the last day of this week long vacation for my children.
During the past days, we had lots of bonding moments which we intend to do again when time permits. Some of the stuff we did were quite unusual but I think some other whacky families may be…Continue
Just a few weeks ago my children had their 2nd grading final exams. Now in only a few…Continue
Added by Jovell Alingod on October 20, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments
Ideas for how to connect with your family while you are running from one place to another!
Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air...all indicators of autumn in full swing.While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the rhythm of school, we often forget how to connect with each other in the midst of all the busy. Here are some ideas:
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Five tips to be better parents as a married couple.
When our daughter was two hours old, I looked at my husband and stated matter-of-factly, "You better have a good relationship with her for her entire life because there will come a time that you may be all we have." He just stared at me like I had horns coming out of my head and said, "She's two hours old, how could you possibly be thinking about her future?"
My reply, "Girls are tough to raise. They need strong men…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments
How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.
Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.
So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.
I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.
Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.
When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better
have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only
connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In
his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I
clarified my statement to him…
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Back-to-school time is a busy time. These tips will help ensure a successful transition!
This back-to-school time is a special one for me. Our oldest child is starting Kindergarten. While I have spent years talking to parents about how to help them get their children ready for school, this year, I am living it right along with millions of other parents.
I find myself feeling excited, sad, scared, worried, eager, and confused. Can you relate to any of that? I am…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Do you know the impact that you have on the children in your life?
Today is a day of blessings and thankfulness. I get to spend Mother's Day with my very own mother and my fabulous kids, as well as my hubby. As I observe my little family and notice all that I am thankful for, I can't help but think about the many people who walk into my office and lack their own mother to celebrate with.
Yes, we are all born to a "mom." However, there are some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments
As we get ready for the return of school, it's important to remember the role that teachers play.
I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments