How to Raise Children to Love Reading

I love to read, and I always wanted to teach my children to love reading as well.  It seems strange to me, but my husband hated to read growing up, what a strange concept! How could you hate reading? It occurred to me then that…

Encourage Your Child to Write: Letters With Mom

Why is writing so important?  Writing is about thinking, creating, and expression.  When we write we are using the highest level of processing- creating.  (See Bloom’s Taxonomy).  We are bringing something into existence that wasn’t before- powerful isn’t it? It is possible to help encourage your…

Chores For 3 Year Olds: What Can My Child Do?

The other week, I was upstairs, trying to put the baby to sleep. I heard my son come to the base of the stairs and shout out, “Mommy? You better come down here! We made a mess.” Great. Just great. I just ignored him, because…

10 REASONS I’M GETTING RID OF THE TOY YOU GAVE MY CHILD
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Five Things a New Mom Would Love to Hear

I’m currently 11.5 weeks post-partum with my third child in less than three years. As such, I feel like I’m always a “new” mom. Or always pregnant. Or both. Ahem. So I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite things to hear – and some of…

Commenting on Your Teen’s Facebook Page

If you have a teenager, I am assuming they have a Facebook account or they will be asking to set one up. Even if you are like me and have had a Facebook account for a few years before your young person asks for one,…

Your Kids are Wired

To be a parent is to live in a constant cacophony of emotion. The intense joy and fierce protectiveness when you hold your newborn. The exasperation of managing a toddler. The hopefulness as your little boy hits his first single. The inner pain as she…

Princess Castle Cakes For Girls

Castles have always held a certain appeal for young girls. These stones structures have a fairy tale quality from their moats to their turrets and towers reinforced in no small measure by the fairy tales of Cinderella, Belle and Aurora on which most little girls…

5 Entertaining Travel Games For Kids in the Car

Taking a vacation means a break away from your busy life, and the same applies to the kids as well. Sure they are not busy as you, but it still would bring them great relief if we considered that way. Going on vacation is also…