Barbecue Safety for Small Children

Barbecue Safety for Small Children Finally! This long winter seems to be coming to an end and summer is just around the corner. Summer means warmer days, longer evenings and of course barbecues. Some parents are a little leery of barbecuing with small children under foot but with some simple precautions there’s no reason you… Read more »

How To Prevent Eye Injuries in Small Children

How To Prevent Eye Injuries in Small Children The first week in July was National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness week and a great time to talk to the kids about eye health and playing safe. It is also not a coincidence that this awareness campaign is happening at the same time that there is an… Read more »

How To Make Your Summer Memorable On A Budget

How To Make Your Summer Memorable On A Budget As busy working parents you know how difficult it is to plan those big budget vacations that you want your children to experience. Saving for one big vacation a year is a great plan, but that will leave a lot of weekends with a limited amount… Read more »

The World at Your Fingers

The World at Your Fingers The internet has allowed us to have the world at our finger tips.  This is a both an amazing resource for parents and kids, while simultaneously being a tremendous responsibility for parents.  One of the top concerns for parents is managing their kid’s technology usage and access to the internet…. Read more »

Mother’s Day Fun

Mother’s Day Fun Mother’s Day is approaching and we have a few ideas on how you can treat the mom in your life. And, if you’re the mom, these are great “hints” to share with your family! Crafty kids. There are several ways the kids can get involved to make homemade gifts for Mother’s Day that… Read more »

Gardening with Small Children

Gardening with Small Children Gardening is not only a soothing and relaxing hobby for you, it’s also a great way to stimulate your baby’s or toddler’s senses and instill in them the love for growing things. Gardening with your children doesn’t have to be a large or long and drawn out process – in fact,… Read more »

The World of Make Believe

The World of Make Believe Imaginary playmates are common with young children—studies suggest that 65 percent of children age 7 and younger have had them. Parents sometimes wonder whether they’re a symptom of psychological problems, though. Shouldn’t a well-adjusted child be interacting with real people instead of invisible companions? Don’t worry. Even though the line… Read more »

Energy Tips for Hard Working Parents

Energy Tips for Hard Working Parents Being a parent is hard work, often stressful even in the midst of joy. And if you’re not careful, the pressure and pace can drain you of energy (and patience) when you need it most. For stay-at-home moms and dads trying to keep it all together, here are tips… Read more »

Turn off the TV—Turn on the Music For Your Kids!

Turn off the TV—Turn on the Music For Your Kids! Listening to music may make your children smart, according to many child development experts. Dubbed “the Mozart Effect,” thanks to a 1993 study in which college students’ scores on spatial and temporal reasoning problems improved after listening to the music of the famous 18th-century composer,… Read more »

Get Your Irish on for Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Get Your Irish on for Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations Even if you aren’t of Irish heritage, this is a wonderful day to celebrate and learn about the culture. For families St. Patrick’s Day offers a wide range of different options that can easily be adapted for kids of all ages from toddlers through to teens…. Read more »