1. Five Ways for Your Family to Give Back This Holiday Season

    We try to encourage our children to be their kindest, most generous selves all year round, but during the holiday season, numerous opportunities arise for thankfulness and giving back. Allowing your child to participate with you as you contribute to the people in your community who need extra help, or to those who you appreciate for what they do each day, can teach a young child a great deal about…Read More

  2. Five Things To Do On a Snow Day

    Every winter, we can expect at least one major snowstorm to shut the town down and stay indoors where it’s warm and safe. While many people envision snow days that consist of pajamas, movies all day long, and hot cocoa by the fireplace, this doesn’t always pan out or last all day when you are living with toddlers and young children. So, what is there to do on a snow day to keep your child’s …Read More

  3. 7 Tips for Transitioning Your Young Child Out of the Crib

    In every young child’s life comes that dreaded moment when your toddler escapes from his crib and you must consider a new transition: moving your little one from the security of the crib to a toddler bed or a twin bed. Whether you choose a toddler rail on your existing crib, or decide to make the big leap to a twin, you’re likely worried about the toll on your child’s sleep, and your own, th…Read More

  4. Teaching Young Children About Consent

    Consent is a topic that is being widely covered in the media, as high profile celebrities and politicians are being accused of inappropriate behavior and violation. A large part of ending this type of behavior is teaching young children about the importance of consent and agency over one’s body. It’s not too young to teach your children some valuable lessons. Modeling consent is key. While som…Read More

  5. Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts that Your Child Can Help Create!

    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, you may be thinking a bit about decorating your home and providing an experience for your guests that is just a little more special than last year. Enlist your children’s help when they get home from their day at daycare or preschool. These pre-dinner activities can turn into gorgeous crafts that you’ll be proud to show off to your guests! Do you wind up with a …Read More

  6. Escape the Screen and Get Outside

    The summer season is a glimpse in the past, and we’re well into the autumnal season with childcare and school schedules to adhere to. The lackadaisical, wild and free activities around the beach and camping have concluded, but there are still many outdoor adventures to enjoy. Cooler weather can draw kids back indoors and into the ever-loving embrace of electronics, so help curb this habit and ad…Read More

  7. Three Ways Your Child Can Begin to Learn Math Skills

    Basic math skills may seem too abstract for toddlers or preschoolers to grasp, but you can actually help your little one to learn quite a bit about numbers, counting, geometry, and basic measurement by bringing these concepts down to earth. Making math accessible can be easy, as we use the simple components of mathematics in our everyday lives. Young children often learn by touching what is near …Read More

  8. What is the Mental Load and How Does it Affect Parents?

    Does this sound familiar? You put a load of laundry in the washer 20 minutes ago. Now you’re making dinner while struggling not to forget to put the laundry in the dryer the second the washer cycle is complete because you need to pack your child’s clean soccer uniform before bed tonight. As you chop vegetables, you make a note to remind yourself that you’re low on paper towels, you need to c…Read More

  9. Halloween Treats for All Kids

    Count yourself fortunate if your kiddo is in a daycare classroom where caregivers are still able to bring in treats! The current statistics found that life-threatening food allergies affect one in 13 US children; about two in every classroom. Keep in mind, 30 percent of children with a food allergy are generally allergic to more than one food. Food allergies are not the same as food intolerance's,…Read More

  10. Top Places To Find Clothing for Your Child That Defies Gender Stereotypes

    When you walk into your local big box store or clothing boutique for kids, what does it look like inside? Is there one section for boys, complete with t-shirts featuring trucks and monsters and messages about being “tough” or “naughty”? Is the girls’ section filled with ruffles and odes to princesses? While some kids love the clothing marketed to their gender, others might be interested …Read More