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December 02, 2019     Category: Temper Tantrum

Those ubiquitous preschool temper tantrum. Every parent has been through it and we all dread it! These episodes are humbling and embarrassing, especially when they happen in public. The two that most commonly asked questions by frustrated are: Are these tantrums and meltdowns normal? And is it possible to prevent them?For the most part, these incidents are a normal part of your child’s development. It might be difficult to remember this in the heat of the moment, when your child is throwing a fit on the floor in the grocery store. But ...

November 18, 2019     Category: DinnerSavingsBudget

We know our families work hard and do their best to make the holidays memorable for all. So, waste not, want not – when it comes to the festive spread! There’s bound to be leftovers - here are a few favorite recipes for your big bird and some tips on storage. These are delicious and will help you get the most of things; keeping your holiday budget on track! There is always be some meat left after the big Thanksgiving dinner irrespective of the size of your turkey or the number of guests at the annual feast. While the simple tu...

November 01, 2019     Category: Working parent with a sick child

Struggling to balance the demands of a job and an ill child? Here are tips and advice on how to cope when kids are not feeling well.“Mommy/Daddy, I don’t feel so good.”It’s that phrase, along with that pale, listless look that your kids get when they’re coming down with something — a not unusual event you simply dread. Two things are certain, whatever the ailment:You’re going to spend the next day or so, worrying about and helping your child to get better You’re going to spend most of that time in rush trying to cover respo...

October 15, 2019     Category: HalloweenSeasons

It’s almost THAT time again . . . a magical, mystical and fun-filled evening of tricks and treats and a myriad of costumes! The happy kids are on their way, so you get ready for the big night with the annual candy-buying binge! Talk about sugar overload!While all the neighbors are handing out Halloween candy, why not stand out from the crowd and give the kiddos something to enjoy after the costumes are taken off and are ready for post trick or treat activities?Why not give out some non-candy treats? They will be a hit with the neighborh...

September 30, 2019     Category: Fall Crafts

Fall brings pumpkins, colorful leaves, candy corn, and tons of Halloween activities from trick-or-treating to fall festivals. As the weather cools down, chances are your kids are spending more time inside. Easy fall crafts for kids are the perfect solution to boredom and rainy days during the season. Get the kids in the fall mood with beautiful fall crafts that will not only help you deck out your home for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but will give the entire family a lifetime of memories. Here are easy fall crafts ...

September 18, 2019

We naturally think a younger child would not likely suffer from the “blues”, but it seems to be part today’s society.To identify the “blues” in a child, observe what is normal. It is normal for little children to be afraid of strangers and become afraid of the dark or storms as they get older. These fears are progressive as the child develops. As they get older, some kids are afraid of storms or the dark. Some are afraid of monsters under the bed. Or they begin to understand about death. It is a progressive thing, as they de...

August 31, 2019     Category: Germs

Most parents probably spend plenty of time teaching their young child to share. They learn that if we give a little to others, we can get some of what we want as well. Children who share also learn how to take turns, how to negotiate, and how to cope with disappointment. These are all important life skills.Those are good reasons to teach your child to share. So, can you really blame your preschooler if, as he starts to give his sister a sip from his juice box, he’s confused when you stop him? How can you possibly explain the diffe...

August 16, 2019     Category: Getting Ready for Back-to-School

School is starting up in soon, and as much as parents look forward to it, many dread certain aspects of getting the kiddies ready to go back to school. The good news is that a little bit of preparation and forethought--a very little bit, so you can enjoy these last weeks of summer!--can make those first weeks of school easier for your kids – and yourself.   Here are a few tips to make the back to school transition easier for everyone!Here’s how:Get your child familiar with the school. If your child was at the same sc...

July 31, 2019     Category: Summertime BoredomBoredomOutdoor adventuresCommunityCreative Play

Usually, the novelty of summer vacation and no school wears thin with the kids as August approaches.  They end up bored because thinking of something to do is just too much work, so, they don’t. Even parents get overwhelmed with this sort of thing as the weeks pass and the days grow a bit shorter. With free time on our hands almost every day during the summer, kids and parent are often overwhelmed with how to plan to keep everything exciting until school starts again.Here are a few additional ideas for kids and the entire family to...

July 12, 2019     Category: easy summer snacks

Summer is here which means hungry kids home all day! So, turn “I’m hungry” all day long, this list of healthy snack ideas are sure to keep even your hungriest kiddies happy all summer long.Here  are our favorite (and easiest) snack ideas . . . Enjoy!Fresh Fruit and Cheese KabobsThese kabobs are the perfect combination of fresh fruit and some protein from the cheese cubes. And, kids love eating anything on a stick. So many choices of fruit and cheese - they will have a ball making them!    Watermelon on a StickSlice a w...