Playdough has been the favorite squishy substance of many toddlers all over the world for years! The Play- Doh® that we all know and love was accidentally invented by Joseph and Noah McVicker in 1955 while the two were trying… read more
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What Do You Do If Your Teen Has Senioritis?
Time sure does fly! Now that the holidays are over, it is hard to believe that in a few short months high school graduations will be here. Soon parents will be watching their child walk down the aisle at graduation… read more
Make Crafting With Toddlers Easy and Fun!
You probably see the word “craft” and say “No way!” Crafting with toddlers may bring to mind lumps of ooey-gooey play dough, stamp pads and Popsicle sticks that create a mess on the dining room table. Trust me, I have been there. However, for your… read more
Help Your Kids Make Sense of Money
Yesterday, I was in the bank drive-thru depositing some checks, when my almost-6-year-old piped up from the back seat, “Momma, why do you have to put your papers in that tube thing?” I explained that the “papers” were actually money… read more
How to Enforce the P’s & Q’s
Our children are a reflection of us, and the earlier they are taught the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong, the better. Teaching little ones manners can be tricky, and sometimes they just don’t understand that picking their nose… read more
Encourage Your Child’s Curiosity
Children naturally become very curious at the age of 4, asking questions over and over a thousand times a day, driving most parents batty! Although it may get tiresome, this behavior is healthy and exactly what they are supposed to be doing at this age. By… read more
Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Attachment to a Toy?
Who didn't have a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal that they loved as a young child? In fact, a third of adults admit they can’t bear to part with their own childhood toy, according to research published in the… read more
Use This Guide For Crafting the Perfect Bedtime Story
“Tell me a story.” These four words coming from my children gets my creative juices flowing. I love to engage in the silly, describing a real-life Candy Land, and changing my voice with each character. My husband? Not so much.… read more
INTRODUCING BABY TO PET
Baby Meets Pet for first time Our pets are typically in tune with us and are aware when our lives begin to change, including the impending arrival of a new baby. If you are expecting the arrival of a new… read more
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Getting Real About Imaginary Friends
When I was about 5 years old, I had a friend named Patty. She had straight brown hair with bangs, brown eyes and stood as tall as my bedroom doorknob. She had a brother named Norman and always had a… read more