parenting

7 Tips to Raise Kids Who Love Reading

7 Tips for Raising Kids who Love to Read

Did you know that creating a ‘reader-friendly’ environment at home is an important way to increase your child’s chances of improving their literacy skills and their appreciation of reading? Today we are sharing our top tips for raising kids who love to read, and it all starts at home. Fortunately, creating a reader-friendly environment doesn’t require any […] Read more…

Dear Mom, I See You!

Dear Mom, I have watched you my whole life, but now, I see you. I guess I have seen bits and pieces of you all along, but now I see you, all of you, as you are, my mother. I didn’t see you waddle through the grocery store, your walks to the park, or your […] Read more…

5 Things I Want My Child’s Teacher to Know

  I walked into your classroom today anxious, excited, and grateful. It was my rare chance to talk with the person that carries the responsibility of caring for my child for half of her waking hours. I don’t know you well, but we talk like old friends because the topic of our conversation is a […] Read more…

What I Will Miss About the Baby Stage

Things I Will Miss Most About the Baby Stage

My final baby recently turned one, and while we celebrate, with special significance, each milestone she achieves, I find myself silently grieving the loss of the baby stage. My joy, at not being forced to face another moment of pregnancy, is unexplainable, but the ache for an infant in my arms has already begun. I […] Read more…

What Moms Love About Dads

For every mom there is a dad, and while they can make us crazy sometimes, there are so many things that moms love about dads. Moms love the way a dad looks with a new baby nestled in his strong arms.  The soft, little ball of blue or pink is a stark contrast to the […] Read more…

Gardening With Children and Why It Matters

I’ve often found that, where there is dirt, the children will follow.  Wouldn’t it be great if they were doing something productive while they ruin their latest pair of jeans?  Well, they can.  It’s called gardening for kids, and anyone can do it. I love gardening for a myriad of reasons.  It requires my children […] Read more…

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