Whenever I used to ask my mother what she wanted for a birthday or Christmas, she would always answer the same thing: "Nothing." If pressed, she would tell me that all she wanted was for us to be happy.
It's the sort of non-answer that a lot of Moms give. Yes, parents want their children to be happy,…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 8, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
Last September when I was out shopping for preschool materials for my youngest son, I picked up some animal flash cards. He was already learning about animals and the different sounds that they make at daycare when we decided to pull him out. If you are just starting a home preschool or teaching your child at home, you should add…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 14, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
I often wish that I knew another language so that I could speak it all the time to my son and he could pick it up. (Yes, I know I could make this happen, but I can only handle so many personal challenges in a year.) I am grateful that he is learning Spanish in school, and I am super proud of him when he speaks it. It is something I want him to keep up with.
Years ago when my daughter was 10, I realized that my relationship with my daughter was much smoother and easier than that of the average or typical relationship. Yes! I said easier. I have always been told, wait for it, things will change as soon as she’s a teenager.
Fast forward to age 14, the biggest challenge for myself was that she thought she was “ugly” because she has always been very tall for her age. Those feelings quickly changed after she became more involved in sports.…Continue
Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Maybe, like me, you wonder how to help your child develop character traits that will take them far in life. Would you want your child to be brave? Or charismatic? What about a leader? Read how to help your child lead.
Added by Lauren Markman on October 16, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.
Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age. Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills. I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun. I…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Tonight I was browsing the Internet for some fun activities to keep my toddler entertained during the day so that he isn’t spending countless hours in front of the television. I was impressed with the amount of information that I was able to find when I searched for free preschool curriculum. In fact, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 29, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments
I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance. As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television. After all, many families…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments
For nine years I spent most of my days surrounded by other people's children- teaching them to love to read and write (or at least not hate it). For nine years I desperately tried to balance my school room hat and my mama hat. Things were lost in the mix. Life was good, but always fast paced- too fast.
There were external things going on too- issues I could no longer overlook. After a year of deliberation, I left my job to stay at home, homeschool our preschool age daughter, and find…Continue
Added by Kelly on August 16, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments
When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house. Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help. Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…Continue
As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards. I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them. Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Starting when Hana was a toddler, I’ve raised her to be very polite and respectful. Hana always uses please and thank you, excuses herself from the table, and asks before taking. Her teachers constantly rave about how obedient and helpful she is in school. I beam when people tell me how well behaved she is and how amazing her manners are. There had been no…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on June 5, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
About a week ago, I wrote about a guy I quickly fell for and had every intention of posting it. Unfortunately, things changed just as quickly. First of all, I cannot stress enough how instantly we clicked and how completely enamored we were with each other. Anyway, he got some news that he had to leave for a while because he’s in the military. As bad of a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 21, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments
Do you want your child to be polite in public? Do you want them to say “please” and “thank you” when they are offered things? If so, it is important that you begin teaching your child how to have appropriate manners early on. In fact, the earlier you begin teaching your child the better off you will be in…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments