All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (725)

"Don't Be Hungry" Box

Our "Don't Be Hungry" box is a wonderful way for children to take part in sharing with others with those who are hungry and homeless.

"... and a little child shall lead the way."

One day, the kids and I were running errands when we came to a stop light where a hungry and homeless man was standing and asking for change. Normally, I'd grab some coins to give, but didn't have anything in our usual spot. I started fumbling around to find more change when he decided to move on down the line of cars. Before I could catch…


Added by Jazelle on November 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude in our Families

With the holidays approaching and Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to teach our children how to be thankful.  When I first became a parent, I thought my child would learn with ease how to not only say “thank you” but also be thankful.  Ahem…I have to say, it didn’t seem to come as easy as I thought it should.  When I began to hear myself repeating “Say, thank you” or “What do we say?” after someone would give my daughter a gift or do a nice act for her, I…


Added by Jennifer Folz on November 13, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Give Your Child the Gift of Gratitude

Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude.  Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…


Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

My Best Christmas Gift Idea far

I know that it is just now November, but sometimes the best Christmas gift requires some advanced planning. My idea was one of those, but it was completely worth it. It's an original Tried It Tuesday idea born out of need. Here's why.…


Added by Kishona Lape on November 6, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

“Outside the Box” Advice for Parents of Kids with ADHD

There are many challenges associated with ADHD, and often parents and children alike become frustrated and overwhelmed by addressing those challenges. Children with ADHD impact their siblings and parents unintentionally, but parents have the power to help their children focus their energy in positive ways and control and reduce their symptoms. Here are a few “outside the box” tips for doing so:

Be positive. Addressing behaviors and challenges associated with ADHD is…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on November 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mommy usually finds out last, when children wrap her around their finger



Recently I attended to the parent meeting of my elder son, which was held in the kindergarten. Nursery governess invited parents, so she could introduce us with children progress during the year.…


Added by Svjetlana on October 9, 2015 at 2:48am — No Comments

Elijah and the Ninja Skills

Around Lape Haven, we kind of love silly. We thrive on imagination and creativity. We choose birthday party themes based on how costume-friendly they are. (We really do.)

But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…


Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Write 31 Days - Day 4: Elijah and the Belly

This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…


Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments


Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cinnamon Rolls for a Really Good Day

Some days I actually manage to get on top of all the craziness of life and check enough things off the to-do list that I feel accomplished and able to relax. Some days Josiah is sweet and cooperative, I am focused and ambitious, and we have a really great day.

That was Tuesday. I’d managed to…


Added by Kishona Lape on September 24, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Easy Cheap Costume Ideas | Slacker Mom’s Guide to Halloween

Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here with easy cheap costume ideas for kids or adults.

Slacker Mom's Guide To Halloween

It’s a brand new series for MomCave, called Slacker Mom’s Guide. In this episode, the MomCave moms throw together some funny easy cheap Halloween costumes…


Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 22, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Easy Bookmark Craft for Kids

Establishing a love of reading can be tricky sometimes. Children who would rather run around and be active physically may not see the "fun" in exploring through a story... at first. The key is to choose books that speaks specifically to their interest and personality. Allow them to select which books stand out to them - superheroes, all things locomotives, comedies, comics, holiday themed, etc. As they become excited about what they're reading, they'll want to do it more! Go a step further…


Added by Jazelle on September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why is it wrong to pay children for doing houseworks?



A few days ago I met one of mine acquaintance on the street. We started talking about our kids and he said to me: ‘We decided to give our daughter a pocket money in exchange for cleaning her room every day. It's not a significant amount, just something to…


Added by Svjetlana on September 11, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Mothers do yourself a favour - be selfish from time to time



When woman becomes a mother entire world, even she at the beginning forgets that below of 'Mother's skin' still breathe 'Woman' which has her own needs that have nothing to do with her children. Why mothers feel guilty if they…


Added by Svjetlana on September 9, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

To the Parents of the Missing Boy:


You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy.  We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention.  There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach.  My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.

The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 8, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Creativity, Thinking & Education Tele Summit

We are so excited about the our new Tele Summit coming up September 8th, 9th & 10th...The most amazing people have agreed to talk to us and the variety is fantastic! Michael J. Gelb the author of the How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci was our first interview and I have to say within minutes I was totally mesmerized by this wonderful speaker and presenters. He even had a great story about being the opening act for the Rolling Stones as a juggler! He is followed by John Schaefer, who…


Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on August 29, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Mini Pizza Recipe

Mini Pizza Recipe

Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…


Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Let Them Be Little

To say that it had been a rough day would be an understatement. It was a day of continuous toddler tantrums. A day of saying the word NO at least a hundred times. It seemed that I had repeatedly picked up toys and laundry all… Continue

Added by Della Preston on August 25, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Bibi & Babu in Africa (Volume 1) by Bonnie Toews & John Christiansen.

When Bonnie Toews and John Christiansen decided to take their first holiday to Africa together in their 70’s, the experience was not only amazing, but life changing.

I read this book with my Grandsons and before they opened it, the first thing they wanted to know is “Who are Bibi and Babu? Of course I…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 24, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

The One and Only... Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, IL

The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.

Maggie Daley Park

The first thing you see when walking…


Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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