We have to learn how to appreciate our imagination. We all have it. We may think we don’t, but we do. Without even realizing it, you use it. Everyday. The more it’s acknowledged and recognized, the more it’s used. The more it’s used, the more our lives can change.
Valentine’s Day is a day for love. But when your family receives so much love every other day of the year, how do you make this day – memorable...
There are many reasons in child development why children’s artwork should be displayed, but the one I treasure the most is…
Some of the most successful people in the world have said that the first hour upon arising, and their breakfast, is the most important hour of their day...
Life is busy. After school is busy. Keeping up with activities after school is busy. Coming home after work is busy...
Battling the criticism of stay-at-home parents vs. working parents.
Are we nagging our children, or are we teaching responsibility?
Mommy, what is Thanksgiving?” “Daddy, why did the Pilgrims leave their country?”
“Why do we eat turkey?” A brief and easy read for a Thanksgiving description.
A great Fall recipe! Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies!
Will you seize the moment if it means your child will be embarrassed or even get in trouble at school, or will you not? “Should I get my child to take responsibility for something that was his fault? But he’ll get in trouble at school if he admits to it. He learned from it, so we should just move on. I don’t have the time to deal with it.”
Summer Fun! Keeping children happy, healthy, and challenged during the summer months.
“Okay, how would you like to use your imagination?” In a heartbeat, they all retrieved iPads and/or expensive phones from their backpacks and started playing games – alone. She stated it was as if they were all inside of their own little bubble. They didn’t look at each other. They didn’t laugh with each other. They didn’t want to play together. The only talk around the table was who had the nicest phone and iPad.
Things to do when your child is sick… and how good patience feels!
Helping children dream big! “We do our best to guide and love and nurture and support our children and their dreams. Possibly, somewhere along the way without realizing it we either squash their dreams, try to tell them about a better dream, or ignore the excitement of their enthusiasm all together.”
Ever wonder what to do with all those wonderful and well-received holiday cards? The birthday cards and lovely Thank You cards? Wait! Don’t throw them away. Send them here and help others!
Holiday cheer, Santa is near! A children’s Christmas poem.
Paris-Fallen But Not Down… “Our citizens did not have to say a word when passing one another at a store, the post office, or even a street corner - we all knew what each other were feeling - a deep sorrow we had never experienced. We hugged each other with our eyes and held the precious families affected with this tragic loss in our hearts.”
Helping children learn gratitude is one of the most important things a parent can teach their children.
Autumn, crafts, and children! Pinecone wreathes, picture frames made out of Popsicle sticks and leaves, pinecones with a drop of red and orange glitter glue on each petal, and the list goes one.