Parenting 000: The NAP!

Nap time has been in effect since the beginning of time – especially for children!  Kids need the “down” time to rejuvenate and, most important, so they aren’t crabby come 4 and 5 p.m.  What’s happened to this time? Parents Read more…


Parenting 000: A Paper Hug Interactive Book

This is a great week to help/teach children about patriotism!  To help you, we have just launched a the interactive version of A Paper Hug!  Children will love making the illustrations move and wiggle.  The story is heart-warming as you Read more…


Parenting 000: Summer Reading

You just can’t read TOO much with a child!  Statistics show that during the 3 months of summer, children loose the momentum of learning unless they are stimulated to learn during those months.  Parents can make such a difference by Read more…


Parenting 000: Did YOU Forget Your Child?!?!?

Approximately 62 children die each year because they were left in a car during the sweltering heat of summer.  The excuses are abhorring! “My child fell asleep and I forgot he was there.” “I had so much on mind that Read more…


Parenting 000: Dictatorship?

Has your child become a dictator?  Here is a list of questions that you can answer to reveal if your child is “The Dictator.” Does your 9 to 12 month-old child sleep through the night? Do you feed your one-year-old Read more…


Parenting 000: Summer = Late?

Summer means “late.”  The sun is out late, we stay up late, we get up late, we are late to appointments, we roll in late to work, we have a late breakfast, lunch and dinner, projects are late all to Read more…


Parenting 000: Humans vs. Technology

I have a love-hate relationship with technology.  I love staying connected with family and friends, a quick text or email is faster than a phone call, I can get one message to several people at once and I can stay Read more…


Parenting 000: Germs Aren’t Always Bad

Several articles have popped up in the news about children and germs.  Studies have been made of the health of children living in rural areas (farms, ranches, etc.) and urban children (city kids).  Many studies show that children born into Read more…


Parenting 000: And the “Dumb Parent” Award Goes to . . .

Once again I watched a parent competing for the “Dumb Parent” award.  In order to keep the about 8 month-old child occupied, the parent handed the child a tube of lip gloss.  Within a minute the child had managed to Read more…


Parenting 000: Summer Fun WITH Your Child!

As a child, I enjoyed laying in the grass on summer days and watching a ladybug crawl up one blade of grass and down another.  I loved watching a caterpillar go through metamorphosis and waking up one morning to find Read more…