This fall, my son started preschool for the very first time. We chose the school meticulously. I interviewed the staff for hours (literally, hours!), and my little one ran and played and told us how much he loved his...
The first time your child goes away to school, even for just a few hours a day, can be a nerve-wracking proposition. (Well, it is for me anyway!)  How do you know they'll be safe?  Can both of you...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?” It’s stressful, knowing that your little one will start going to school soon. Suddenly, you’re worrying about everything. Have I taught them enough? Will they be scared or overwhelmed? Even with six kids,...
Now that summer is ending and kids are heading back in school, daycare, dance, and sports practice - parents have all sorts of things brought home - permission slips, reading logs, dirty clothes, and GERMS. Germs are everywhere and...
In the 20 years that I have been a mom, I can honestly say that I have never been as frightened to send my kids back to school as I am now. I have spent a lot of time...
It’s already that bittersweet time of year again. You are getting ready to ship your precious little one off to the land of crayons, recess, and homework. But first, you get to meet the lovely person with whom your...
My 4-year-old has been allowed to play on screens for about a year now (ever since she found out they really do work outside of airplanes, a trick I was able to make work for a couple of years...
"How do I entertain my two-year-old all day long?" I could feel the desperation in that mom when I read the Facebook post. I scanned the replies and thought most suggestions seemed like a lot of work. But maybe she...
Asking for help isn't easy, but sometimes, not having help is harder - too hard. And for that reason, we as parents soon learn that we have to learn a new skill: asking for help. In our culture, we seem...
Can you believe it is already August? You know what that means, don't you? It's back-to-school time! And if you're a mom like me, you're probably doing a little happy dance right now just thinking about it.  I remember when...
Once upon a time my mother would read to us every night. We would go from book to book and explore each experience and the feelings they created within us. We read everything from the hilarious Amelia Bedelia, tongue...
I've found myself accustomed to this new stage of life. The stage when your sweet and adorable baby boy runs off at the playground to make friends and play. He runs back to you from time to time saying,...
If you're here looking for foolproof tantrum stoppers, you must have hit at least 18 months and the tantrums have begun. But, if you think the two's are terrible, my mother always said the person who invented that phrase...
Finding child care can be tough. You worry about selecting the right place. You wonder if the staff will love and care for your little one the way you do. You research the program to determine if there are...
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It's back to school time, and heading into a new school year has never looked as different as it does now. Whether your child...

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