I’m Not Going to Let Caring for the Environment Kill Me

Greenhouse gases. Polluted waters. Melting polar ice caps. Animals in threat of extinction. Oil spills. Hazardous waste. Global warming. Climate change. When you read the headlines - news about our ...
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Simply Said

Today I attended a baby shower and I couldn't help but reminisce about parenting and motherhood. As I enjoyed the festivities I thought about the advice I would give to ...
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When Your Child Has Anaphylaxis Allergies

Imagine opening your fridge and seeing a jug of windshield washer fluid or a brick of rat poison. This is a familiar scene to me... except the jug of windshield washer fluid ...
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Books for kids! This post contains a list of the best board books for infants and toddlers. Recommendations are made by a former Early Childhood Educator.

The Best Board Books

Literature is a big deal in our house. As an Early Childhood Educator, I can't possibly over-emphasize the importance of reading to young children. If you haven't read my posting about fostering ...
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It's the weekend and you want to do something special with your kids. but you're not sure what. Kids activities can be tough to think of on a whim. Check out this list of 40 fun activities to do with your kids.

40 Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids

Sometimes, in the hustle of everyday life we find it challenging to think of or plan fun activities for our little families. Here's a quick list of some inexpensive activities ...
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Little Readers: Raising Children Who Love to Read

As an early childhood educator, I have had the opportunity to observe young children at various developmental stages in their lives. A universal similarity that I have noticed in almost ...
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When was the last time you played with your child? I’m not talking about handing your daughter a lump of play dough while you cook supper or the random artillery of questions you fire mindlessly at your son while flipping through a magazine. I’m talking about all out, completely engaged, play. Play is how children explore and make sense of their world. Forgot how to play? Here are some tips on how to play with your children.

Play With Your Children

Motherhood brings so many joys. From the first smile, to the first word, to the first steps… we are hooked. Life is forever changed once we have children. However, take ...
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Deliberately Clean

The weekend… a time to relax, enjoy some free time and/or time with the family. Unfortunately, too many moms (like me) spend at least one day of the weekend catching ...
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About Becoming a Deliberate Mom

We live in a rushed world. Whether we stay at home to care for our children or we are in the workforce, the pace of the world rushes us from ...
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