Our family celebrates Easter with all the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents for an annual Easter Egg hunt. We have done a variety of get-togethers that have included brunch; we have had picnics at the park, and dinner gatherings.
If you are hosting an Easter get-together there are ways to stretch…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on March 24, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Adults and parents have a lot of influence in a kid’s life. Kids learn and do things that they see the people around them doing. In general, kids see their parents the most. However, there are some kids that see a lot more of their grandmothers and grandfathers, or uncles and aunts.
As a child grows it’s a parent’s job to make sure they show their kids what they should do and not do. It is their responsibility to teach them right from wrong, as well as explain good and bad…Continue
Added by Emma Kalman on March 18, 2018 at 4:23pm — No Comments
As a good parent, you want your child or teenager to be able to have plenty of independence. That means making neighborhood friends to hang out and have fun with. At the same time, as much as you want them to be independent, you appreciate the peace of mind…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on March 15, 2018 at 11:16pm — No Comments
If you are taking your kids with you on a camping trip for the first time, it is okay to be nervous. We all know they can be a handful to manage even in the comfort of the home. But this shouldn’t deter you from taking them along. After all, this is an experience that can…Continue
Added by Zyana Morris on February 21, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
I was searching for the words over the weekend to share something that I was not sure if I should even share at all. Then, the more I thought about it the more it became clear to me that I had to. Because sometimes the very thing thing we…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on February 5, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments
Hello! How was your week? I just got finished having the most interesting conversation with my Lil Mama. Seems the older she gets the more subjects we dive into with more details. The more we continue to communicate the more Q&A's we enter.
But here's a BIG question many parents ask themselves;
Should I admit I don’ have all the answers? That I don’t really know everything after all? Would it be so terrible of me to actually “be human”? Would these admissions reduce my…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on January 28, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments
If you are like many people, you might dream of being able to stay at home all day rather than going to work. You might have kids who you would like to stay at home with, or you might just hate the rat race that can go along with working a traditional job.…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on January 5, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Winter is a beautiful season but the chilly weather brings some health hazards. It is important to get prepared for the weather or you can get sick pretty quickly. The kids are more sensitive than the adults so they need extra care so that they can stay warm, cozy and…
Added by Emma Miah on November 18, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments
Down the train steps, I went. " I am HOMELESS and HUNGRY can you please HELP" read the sign. He looked to be in his late teens perhaps early twenties but I just glanced in a rush,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 12, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments
Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 5, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments
Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The trope of middle class parents forcing their kids to appreciate music by taking piano lessons is a cliché that is easily over a century old. While we parents have often sat through piano recitals that were probably as cringeworthy for us as for our kids, a good part of the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 30, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments
I have this friend.
She's amazing and talented...but the only one who doesn't see that is her. But she will find her way back because I will remind her often how great she is.
Around that same time that I felt…Continue
Added by Rebecca Flansburg on October 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
I'm going to jump right into this one just because I am so passionate about this next statement.
Stop teaching your kids to be so nice and polite to adults. Stop teaching them that the "teacher" is to be respected always and stop teaching them to "just go with the program".…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on October 29, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Added by Hoa Giusti on October 27, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments
One of the toughest things with bringing up kids is figuring out how involved you should get in their school life. Moms can’t know best about everything – and schools are (ideally) staffed with teaching and learning experts who should grow to understand your little one and figure out how to help…Continue
Added by Marilyn on October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Since having kids, my car has taken on a life of it’s own. No matter how hard I try, it becomes a landfill in a matter of hours. Between school drop off and pickups, traveling to Cub Scouts and dance lessons, and of course, constant trips to the grocery story, pediatrician and pharmacy, we spend an average of two hours per day in the car.
My husband and I have a
long-standing argumentfriendly debate about how to keep a car clean. As in, he thinks we can and I think it’s…
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 20, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments
Imagination and Creative Play for Kids
Imagination is the door that leads to endless possibilities. Imaginative play encourages cognitive and social development in children. Through it, kids learn creativity, how to think outside the box and be resourceful.
Without realizing it, they are learning about the world. They learn skills to manipulate materials, express themselves (both verbally and…Continue
Added by Bobbi on August 21, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
My child wakes up in the morning, I hug him and kiss him But then what....
Loads of instructions will start from morning till he goes to bed.
Of course they are to guide him, motivate him, direct him But some instructions are repeated day in and out, persistent.
I have a friend who is obsessed with sustainable issues that she is every minute directing, redirecting or persistently repeating her instructions. With 3 kids…Continue
Added by Niyati Mehta on August 18, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments