Author Archives : Lisa Danielpour


Tips for a Fun, Safe Halloween with Young Children

Halloween is such a fun holiday for the whole family. To make it truly fun for each person in the family, honoring your child’s personality and preferences can make all the difference between happiness and melt downs for all concerned. Here are tips for a happy, safe Halloween while bearing in mind what works best for […]


14 Money Saving Back to School Strategies

It’s amazing how fast the summer flies, and before you know it’s time to get ready for another school year, whether for preschool, kindergarten or elementary. Which can mean everything from backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, clothing, shoes and so much more. Here are my money saving tips based on my Mom experience including being […]


What Will My Children Remember? A Mom’s Reflections

I thought I would share my parenting reflections to those of you who are just beginning the journey from one who has entered my next stage, Celebrating my son’s bar mitzvah recently brought a rush of memories along with the joys that come with a major milestone. Watching my son lead our Shabbat (Sabbath) temple service and read […]


Celebrating July 4th Fun When Your Child Can’t Tolerate Fireworks 3

I always looked forward to July 4th festivities starting with picnics, family time, and sunshine, capped off with where to find the most spectacular fireworks. Before we had children I imagined how we’d share the magic of July 4th fun with them to make long lasting family memories. But like so many pre-parenthood imaginings, reality […]


July 4th Family Fun Activities, Crafts and Recipes 1

Celebrating July 4th offers so many fun summer time fun opportunities from delicious food to spending time with friends and family to creative activities that can teach kids about our nation’s history. Here are ideas from our Mom experience and nifty resources we found online.   Seeing the Fireworks or Seeking Alternative Day Time Events […]


Encouraging Your Late or Reluctant Reader: How My Child Caught Up

As avid lifelong readers, my husband and I were very excited to share our favorite childhood books and explore new ones with our sons. Our older son loved books and figured out how to read very early. Our very bright, energetic younger son had little patience or interest in books aside from a comforting bedtime […]