This past weekend, I helped my son make pancakes.
I phrased it that way on purpose, as this was the first time I let him take the lead in making pancakes while I supervised. Up to this point, I would only let him do the prep work and stir ingredients together. But this time I let him work with the batter on…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 21, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments
My son walked in while I was getting ready for work and said, "Mommy, I have some questions about ancient Egypt that I would like to talk about."
Of course he does.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 2, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
I still use pen and paper for a lot of things: Shopping lists, stories for my other blog, notes at work and planning events. Since I went to college when laptops weren't a thing, it still feels more natural for me to take notes with pen and paper than by typing them. Also, I feel that I tend to remember things better if I write them down.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 29, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments
Feeling guilty when you are parent is something that seems to become second nature. You just can't help yourself! Very often it's the little things that will rack you with guilt, sometimes (but rarely) it might be something big. This 'big'…Continue
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I am a chatter box. I have a lot of conversations, in my travels through my daily day. I have, at times, heard a lot of misinformation about learning disabilities. So I'm going to give every one some super BASIC info on learning disabilities. Knowledge is power man. That way you don't look like a ding dong when you are stating something at a wine and cheese party.
Added by Brittany Burbank on January 25, 2016 at 5:04pm — No Comments
My son has been in school since he was six weeks old. Not daycare. School. Before he reached preschool age, he had endured extensive homework requests to put together collages of various themes, build beanstalks, retell stories and (once) to build a robot. And we did it all because education is important to me.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments
Little B is almost 3 months old. That means every single day, multiple times a day, I've put her at my breast to feed and nourish her. After the first few goes at it, you tend to get to know the ropes and it becomes second nature. Here are six things that I've learned from my very short time breastfeeding.
It can hurt
But then it gets better! For the first 6 weeks or so, every single latch made me wince in pain.…Continue
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I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.
Another study has just declared that…
Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…Continue
Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
It's not surprising to see kids speak their mind, ask questions until convinced and have a say in everything that's happening around. We all agree technology rules the world today and kids being so smartly adapting to it is no wonder a boon in a true sense.
Added by Manjusha Pandey on September 21, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments
When I was in fourth grade, our house caught on fire. Happily, no one was hurt, but a great number of our possessions either had fire or smoke damage. My brother and I took off a few days from school as a result of our parents trying to figure out how to restore normality to our family.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments
DIY can be fun, but it is even more rewarding when your child can learn new concepts from it. I have a little one who is excited about learning, it is important to take advantage of his enthusiasm (and involve him a little in the DIY process).
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 7, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments
Monday morning, my Facebook feed was filled with proud parents as their children started their first day of school. By 2pm, those enthusiastic statuses looked a little uglier, grimmer, and much more stress filled. A new school year involves lots of moving parts, but what are some of the ways you and your family can make back-to-school an organized…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on August 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Life is a series of challenges filled with surprises.. And that's what makes life interesting. One of the biggest challenges could also be bringing up our children who are closest to our hearts and means the world to us... It can be an out of the world experience for many whereas many would have their world upside down with lack of patience n perseverance ....…Continue
Added by Manjusha Pandey on August 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
The truth is that education as a notion has improved over the course of centuries drastically. We now understand the way learners’ brain works while in the process of learning, we understand the way in which it adopts new knowledge and we have an awareness of all the factors that influence that same process for better or for worse. Still, the modern educational system and all of its features are the way they are more because of necessity than any other practical reason. It is a known fact…Continue
Added by Sophie Andersen on July 16, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
Whether you're in the midst of the school year, on summer vacation, or just looking for some fun and interactive activities, these 5 educational online games for kids can be a lifesaver! Online games are convenient because they can be played wherever you have internet connection and a phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop. I find them to be a great option to cartoons (although wonderful) and…Continue
Added by Jazelle on July 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Progress is inevitable. It is facts that today, most of us have phones with a greater capacity and capabilities than computers that sent the first man to the moon. Still, as in all things, it is not about what you have but how you use it that counts. Think of a typical teenage kid with a smartphone, it is true that that kid has an access to the internet, the most incredible data storage in the world, where he or she could find almost any information that they need, this is still probably not…Continue
Added by Sophie Andersen on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
It is said that children, long before they start walking and talking, have already inherited and developed the mathematical gene within them, passed down from previous generations to the next. We are all born with the ability to logically inter-connect things and math is just a tool which enables us to carry out such complex functions. To put it plain, at around three years of age, we all naturally start to understand the simple notion that if you have one apple and you add another – you…Continue
Added by Sophie Andersen on May 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments