Kids

Mommy, is “___” a bad word?
01/16/2015

Lately my daughter has been asking a lot of questions about life and the world around us. Knowing this stage in her life is an inquisitive one; I often take every question in stride and hope I can come up with an intelligent answer. You know, one that will shape…

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Raising Your Child to be Generous
11/25/2014

As a parent in today's pressure-filled world, we are constantly bombarded with messages about teaching our children to be academically prepared, physically fit, culturally aware. But what about old-fashioned traits, like generosity? Surely the world would be a better place if we all learned, from an early age, to be…

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Create the Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag and Be a Part of History!
09/03/2014

Did you know that September 14, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our National Anthem? This Bicentennial year provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness and connect with two of our greatest symbols of freedom and democracy – the flag and the anthem. On…

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Five Reasons to Explore Sensory Play
07/16/2014

Sensory play is a simple but important concept for teaching children about the world.  We all had our first experience tasting a sour lemon, or holding a cold ice cube.  These are examples of sensory play – using the five senses to investigate your surroundings. Here are five reasons to…

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The Barber
06/16/2014

When one thinks of a child’s first haircut (or any haircut for that matter), they often associate a professional environment with few tears, lots of laughs and maybe a lollipop or two to sweeten the deal. But how many parents have encountered the barbershop at home?  I’m talking about when…

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