Reading with Babies: Integrating Play with Books!

I believe it to be important to start reading to your children from birth. Babies absorb so much from the world around them and books provide fantastic exposure to language, tone, and more. When I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to instill a love of reading […]

Why I Choose NOT to Teach My Young Children About Sex

I have a nine year old daughter on the cusp of puberty and a seven year old son who I’m sure isn’t far behind. I’ve found myself in the midst of several conversations lately about how I’m broaching the various topics that come along with this territory with my children. To my surprise, I’ve found […]

Toddlers and Eczema: 6 Tips for Healing Breakouts

A month or so ago, I started to notice that my toddler (nearly 21 months old) was beginning to get red splotchy dry patches on the insides of his elbows and on the backs of his knees. I sighed and realized that after several months of no issue, his eczema was rearing its ugly head. About […]

Hair Brushing Tips (for the busy mom)

Picture this: You are running out the door after counting kids, cialis shoes, and snacks. You make sure everyone has clothes on and at least shoes in hand – if not on the feet. Grabbing a brush from the counter you start on the first head that gets close enough to run the brush through. […]

Tips for Getting Children to Eat Healthy Foods

Do you find feeding your children a healthy diet tricky? You want them to eat lots of lovely tasty fruit and vegetables but they prefer cookies and chips. In the name of variety, you try lots of new and exciting recipes, but they’re always met with howls of ‘yuck’ and unceremoniously rejected. Eventually they pick […]

Natural Treatment for Head Lice

We’d had a fantastic family day exploring our local science center. We were celebrating (rather belatedly) our youngest daughter’s birthday and she had chosen to go explore all the fun exhibits there as her special trip. We had a wonderful time playing together as a family and after we were all tuckered out, we decided […]

15 Easy Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

It’s time for the monthly Story Corner blog hop! Since February is the month of love, I thought that would be a great theme to focus on, even if Valentine’s Day is over. The book that we read was Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman. This is an adorable story about a small bear who just […]

How to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy Snacks

Snacks and ‘healthy’ don’t often get used together in the same sentence, find especially if you have toddlers or young children. Wouldn’t it be great if they would eat healthy snacks? Just think–if they ate healthily throughout the day, help you wouldn’t be so worried about dinner. If snacks were packed with fruit and veggies […]

In This House We Giggle

I love to read parenting books, but I generally take them with a grain of salt, picking and choosing the bits and pieces that are applicable to my life and parenting style. Every once in awhile, I come across one that makes me stop in my tracks and soak up every word. When a book […]

Why You Should Dance with Your Children

Not too long ago, I was tucking in my children for bed and as I pulled the comforter up over my oldest daughter (age 8), she said something that made me take a deep breath and swallow hard. She whispered, “Mommy, why don’t you play with us anymore?” My first instinct was to become defensive […]