They whine about snacks, about sitting on laps, They fight from within about taking their naps Frustration sets in like a summer hot spell, The screaming continues, and you swear you’re in… well   Mommy has had it, dad loses control These two little beings are taking a toll Then in one single moment, a [...]

Even though our lives have become computerized, emailed and texted, it doesn’t mean we should give up completely on the past. There is one thing in particular that you may want to not give up on when thinking about your little one and his/her life ahead, and that’s the family meal. If nothing more than [...]

Summer is in full swing.  There is so much to do with your little one, and so much of the world for them to see, but it’s raining.  Of course there is nothing better than splashing in puddles and making mud pies, but you’ve just finished the laundry and cleaned the house.  So now what? [...]

Are you beginning to see your little toddler turn back to pick up a favorite blanket or stuffed animal?  Do you put your little one to bed lately only to have her whimper and whine, panic and point to a security blanket until it’s in her grasp and tucked under her chin?  If, as a [...]

To where does our inner child go?  At what point in our lives does the Tooth Fairly flutter away and out of our lives?  When does “real” become “real,” and who says that we have to grow up?  Who knows what that really even means? For those of us experiencing sleepless nights and supermarket tantrums, [...]

Earth Day may have come and gone, but the chance to do something good for the earth and our children at the same time, remains constant.  As a human being, a living breathing creature on this planet, we are connected to the earth in so many ways.  Not only do we need its oxygen and [...]

Before we know it, we’ll be telling our friends and family how fast our child grew up and now lives in a flat downtown. Or we might start saying to a new parent, “Time flies so fast with a child,” and go on to explain all the things that we wish we would have done [...]

Whether or not your child was a planned operation or a surprise gift, the moment your baby arrived, your life was changed forever.  You learned more about life and yourself in the first three months than you would have spending a semester at college.  Parents learn they are capable of giving of themselves more than [...]

Have you ever watched the Animal Planet when they are filming young lion cubs play, and the narrator explains how they are actually “learning”?  It’s the same with our little ones when they play.  Playful activities are essential to brain development.  When your child is having fun, she is stimulating the connections made between the [...]

Parents, you work hard for your child and family, and you do deserve to get out once in a while.  You do get to refresh with friends or revive yourself with a short vacation.  What is standing in your way?  There is rarely anything more stressful than giving your child to the hands of another [...]