Most woman dream about being a mother. As a child, we dress baby dolls and rock teddy bears to sleep. As a teenager, we fall in love and dream about having the perfect family (and swearing we will never be like our own mothers). Then, as an adult, the desire becomes real as our heart [...]

On our little one’s way to life in the fast lane, there are many, many, many speed bumps.  About half of those seem to come during that little span of time we call The Terrible Twos.  It’s those early years of development that hit somewhere between the ages of 1-3 when our child wants to [...]

As the dog days of summer have fallen upon us, and going to the beach one more time seems like a chore rather than a fun activity, start thinking about some other family fun options to try with your little ones. One suggestion is to help your child create a scrapbook of his summer memories.  [...]

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 [...]