From planting trees to making recycled instruments, there are plenty of things that you can do to make protecting the environment fun. … More
I’ve lost track of the number of miles we’ve logged with our little ones in tow. Last week we were in the United Kingdom and this week we’ve spent time in Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. We love to travel and hope that although our children might not remember every detail of our adventures in their early years, that the time we’ve spent visiting different places sparks a life long passion for exploration…. More
There’s mom fantasy and then there’s mom reality. I used to be one of those smug moms to be who swore she wouldn’t let herself go. Post baby life will be glorious! My meticulously styled hair would whip slightly in the gentle breezes, I’d smell like a Bulgarian rose, and frolic at the playground with my two cherubs all day long…. More
Bring out the kid-friendly, craft-astic side of St. Patrick’s Day in time for the holiday. Charm your little leprechauns with these 10 super-cute and amazingly easy craft ideas…. More
You do not have to convince me how busy you are. I can relate. Between a full workload, graduate school, two children, a husband and some type of commitment to fitness, it is difficult to be as involved as I would like in my children’s education.
It’s the typical dining-out dilemma: Finding something on the menu that’s at least somewhat healthy, but still tastes decadently delicious. Well…problem solved! Our friends at Parents partnered with a panel of moms, who also happen to be dietitians, scouring the menus of 15 family-friendly restaurant chains to find the best picks for you and your little ones. Here’s what they came up with….
Children are like sponges. They retain everything we do and say around them. They look to us for guidance without having to say it. There is a natural desire for them to be just like us, which is why we find our little girls in our closet, trying to walk in our heels and wearing our pearls. This is true for our health as well…. More
The idea of race is a figment of our imagination. Scientists recognize it as a social construction rather than a biological one, yet few people question its existence. Like chocolate, people range in hue from shades of dark chocolate, to milk chocolate, to white chocolate, but any chocolate lover appreciates them all. God set us in various parts of the world where the sun’s rays shine a little differently but are glorious nonetheless, and then he appropriated our skin tones to accommodate such. Race designations are merely a way to divide an otherwise undivided human race, so you can imagine my shock and disapproval when I found out my children are racist…. More
Doing chores around the house, being polite, getting good grades…as parents, we tend to reward our children for just about every good thing that they do in hopes of reinforcing the positive behavior. But are we doing more harm to them than good when we give them gifts for things that they’re supposed to do?… More
“Mommy you’re a blockhead!” my son happily exclaimed. I immediately knew who was to blame for my son’s insult. Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin. Well, technically I was to blame for being foolish enough to download the app and let him watch the special but who knew how foul the language on a classic cartoon could be…. More