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 [...]

If there is anything good about struggling with your child over eating healthy it’s the fact that every other parent you see at the grocery store is struggling with the same issue.  It unites us as parents and let’s us feel normal again, but it doesn’t take away the frustration of your child refusing to [...]

A young woman was overheard at a shopping mall speaking with a friend about the challenges of raising children. At one point, she remarked with apprehension  that she, “gets anxious when coming home from work.” This young mother wasn’t trying to tell her friend that she doesn’t love her children, rather she was expressing the [...]

Many of us remember seeing or even still have those adorable, and sometimes embarrassing, pictures of us as infants or toddlers dressed up for Halloween.  Now that we are parents, it’s that time of year to begin storing up those memories for your little one, as well as yourself.  It’s also important to get ready [...]

It’s funny how a person remembers that when she was six, she ran down the street, tripped on a pebble and ended up in the hospital getting stitches, but she doesn’t remember the pain. However, as parents, when we start talking about what it was like raising our two-year old, we find ourselves talking faster, [...]