Spring Allergies

Seasonal allergies are a problem for many people, and they can be especially difficult for younger children. Often infants and toddlers to elementary age children have significant seasonal allergies that may become more or less problematic as they age. The biggest  causes of spring allergies include ragweed, grass, tree pollens, molds, insect bites and dust…. Read more »

Festive St. Patrick’s Day Food Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17! Try making some new festive foods for the kids to get them into the spirit while they learn about another culture. Traditional Irish Stew: Check out this simple recipe that features potatoes, carrots and meat. Many people serve Irish stew as part of their own family… Read more »

Easy Ideas to Show Your Children You Love Them

With Valentine’s Day here, what better time to think of new and different ways to show your kids you love them? These ideas can be used not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day! Make a special breakfast. Try whipping up some heart-shaped pancakes your kids will love! Plan some quality time. Look for some new… Read more »

Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

With the new year starting, many of us will make life improvement goals. While parents benefit from New Year’s resolutions, our children can also learn about the value of making goals and self-discipline. Here are a few tips on how to help your kids benefit from making resolutions as a family. Make it a family… Read more »

Embracing the Spirit of the Holidays   

What better time than the holidays to teach children the true meaning of ideas like “generosity” and “gratitude”? One of the best ways to teach is to get out into your community as a family and practice gratitude and generosity together. Here are a few easy ways to reflect the spirit of the holidays. Donate to… Read more »

Giving Thanks During the Holidays

Finding ways to give thanks to people in our lives is a great family activity and one that will assist children in learning the importance of recognizing others for their kindness and support. Here are some fun and personalized ways that children can give thanks to friends, family, and special people in their lives. Handmade cards – children can design… Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Child Sleep

Getting your child to sleep can be a tough process for some parents. We have some tips that can help. Establish a consistent and relaxing bedtime routine that lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and ends in your child’s bedroom. Reading the same book every night can also help keep your child in a nice… Read more »

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume Tips 

With just a bit of creative thinking, parents can design completely unique and original Halloween costumes at home. Depending on how comfortable a parent is with sewing and craft work, they can be more detailed or use a simpler style. If you want a pre-made Halloween costume, consider searching at a local thrift store. You will often… Read more »