Achieving work-life balance isn’t easy, especially without our normal routines. Now that remote work has been the norm for quite some time, it’s crucial to make sure the whole family strives for healthy habits. For parents struggling with balancing...
By Kris Smooke, Owner/Instructor Tiny Hands Learning About Baby Signs Wouldn’t it be great if you had a window into your baby’s thoughts and growing personality? Actually, you do! Open up the lines of communication with your baby using signs that...
Summer is here and we all know that means larger energy bills. I am always looking for ways to save big on energy bills and to teach my daughter to be more environmentally conscious. Energy bills are so expensive and...
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Winston Churchill is credited with first saying this in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the end of World War ll. As the world around us seems to be slowly reopening,...
Being a mom during these times is so exhausting. We are suddenly full time cooks, teachers, house cleaners, activity coordinators, and expert online shoppers. Managing our household has now been taken to a level I don't think any of...
I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about the poor women who had to go through the hot summer months carrying around the...
What are sight words? Simply put, sight words are words that students should be able to read by sight. This means, within about three seconds or less, they should be able to see the word and say it. They shouldn't...
These are unusual and challenging times that we face. Staying connected by having someone to talk with or lend an empathetic ear is more important than ever to our well-being, our families and our community. The Birth to Five...
Last year I fulfilled a dream. I became a published author of a children’s book, My Milk Will Go, Our Love Will Grow: A Book for Weaning. We often hear that when we have children, we will lose a...
There's a lot going on in the world right now, and staying positive can be a struggle. In quarantine without our normal morning routines, it's easy to go a little bit stir crazy. Let us help you reset your...
Our family is making the best of time spent at home. We're doing our best to reduce our contact with the outside world and honor the quarantine and social distancing as best as we can.  This is not an...
Did you know that a lot of kids these days suffer from a declined mental health? According to the CDC… 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety. 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately...
I'm a "glass half full," "focus on the positives" kind of person. I like to assume the best in people and I take things in stride as they come my way. The coronavirus pandemic certainly tried to shake that...
Have you been looking for tips to help you structure the days and weeks ahead? Phoenix Children's Hospital has generously offered ideas for our community!  As parents, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep...
March is National Reading Month! Why not treat yourself, or someone you know, to a book to help get through the trenches and celebrate the joys of parenthood. Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best Books...
I have always been a fan of checklists and routines (you should see my holiday checklist binders). During this chaotic time of uncertainty we are all facing a disruption in our normal routines which can be stressful. We are...
This post first appeared on PBS.org. As a partner with PBS, we are honored to share this information with you. These are wonderful tips during this time as we all lean in and focus on keeping everyone calm, safe, and...
Hi! My name is Taylor Decker and I'm new to the team. I thought it appropriate to share my two passions in life -- my family (dogs included, of course), and running -- and how difficult it was to...
March is National Reading Month! If you're finding yourself dreading bedtime, it may be time to change up the routine. There's nothing sweeter than a calming bedtime story to help your children drift off to a peaceful sleep. Today we’re...
My favorite title is Mama. Mom. Mommy. Whatever my children call me. I am the only person on earth that gets that title to my three. Gosh, I’m so incredibly grateful.  This job is so good, so hard, so beautiful....
I don't know about you, but my Albert Einstein of a seven year old asks all the questions. From the time he opens his beautiful green eyes until those long lashes fan him to sleep, he is ALL questions....
March is National Reading Month! Chances are, if you have an older kid in your house, they probably already have a favorite series or genre of books. Try surprising them with something new to spark their interest in reading...
Practicing Prenatal Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the body for labor and delivery.  Asana, the Sanskrit word for the physical postures, can help to ease tension in the body, manage common aches and pains in shoulders, low...
We live in a society of putting our best face forward in many ways that the generations before us were not faced with. Comparison is everywhere. My mom certainly didn’t see all of her friends and neighbors in their...
A Cautionary Tale The year my daughter turned two, I waited in line with dozens of other parents outside a highly-desired preschool to ensure she got a spot. The school came highly recommended by a few acquaintances and we were...
March is National Reading Month! If you're starting to drift to sleep after reading the same books over and over, it may be time to update your child's library. Today we’re highlighting a few of our favorites from the Best...
I don’t know about you, but my kids are notorious for making me work for their requested birthday themes. Seriously, just about every year one of them has an idea that requires me to get super creative. All I...
If you’re not familiar with Common Sense Media, they are a non-profit organization which was founded in 2003. Their mission is to ensure digital well-being for kids everywhere, and they are a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations...
Boy, n. noise with dirt on it As a mom of boys I ask you, could there be a more accurate definition? The most spoken language in my household seems to be from a foreign country called Sound Effects. It...
Are you a busy mom trying to be in 20 places at one time? Listen up! I recently tried the Kango App and can you say lifesaver?! Well I can! Kango App is a kids ride share service that was...

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