By Kerry Rivera Three kids 10 and under. Two working parents. One crazy, golden retriever. Every day we choose to accept the challenge to get out the door, on time and without screaming at one another. Yes, we are not battling sleep-deprived teenagers … yet. But I have to say our track record is good. My [...]
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February is Heart Month and the time of year that we remind parents how important it is to be raising their children in a heart-healthy environment. Research shows that healthy and active parents raise healthy and active children. However, busy parents may consider it to be too difficult to find the time and energy to [...]
By Barbara Hiatt Valentine’s Day has a habit of creeping up on us, especially if you’re a busy parent! The kids need their Valentines bought or made, and then there’s the class party that you may have forgotten all about. What to do when you need to make treats for the entire class in a [...]
Save the sweets for Sweetest Day. This Valentine’s Day, get creative with your kids and explore these great card concepts that are not only inventive, but very healthy (no candy here!). Let that special someone know you care with these fun, surprising valentine options. Kids will love to play with this valentine. Include a bouncy [...]
Learning math begins in infancy. It’s true. It all starts with seeing differences in objects and people. For example, when an infant begins to differentiate between Mommy’s face and a teacher’s face, or between the stuffed brown dog and the yellow cat, that’s the start of math learning. As toddlers, children begin to understand the [...]
Written by: Andrea Lynn A step is eliminated by putting uncooked ground turkey directly into the slow cooker, instead of browning it beforehand. Also, if you like a little spice in your chili but want to tame it down for your kids’ benefit, puree a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. Stir a teaspoon [...]
What’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child prepare for reading and learning? Would you believe it only takes 15 minutes a day? Yes, that’s it. The answer: Read to your child. Does just 15 minutes a day make a difference? You bet it does. Spending 15 minutes a day [...]
Will this be the best year ever for your family? Forget about resolutions which are easily broken (or forgotten) by the second week in February. Instead, focus on making memories together! This year, start some new traditions to make this your family’s most memorable year so far. (At least until the next one.) Here are [...]
The new year is a perfect time to reflect on all of our past accomplishments, as well as identify new ways to make positive changes for the future. Many adults make new year’s resolutions, but it’s also important for children to reflect on the milestones they met in 2014 and identify their own goals for 2015. [...]
December 21st marks the first day of winter! Whether you’re bundling up for the cold or enjoying a warmer climate, it’s still fun to celebrate the beauty that comes with this season in many parts of our country. Here is a winter activity that will let your kiddos do just that while perfecting their fine [...]