Tag Archives : school


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 […]


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 […]


Strategies for When Your Child Has a Serious Food Allergy 1

Imagine your little boy innocently nibbling on a pistachio for the first time, relishing the new taste. Five heart stopping seconds later his face turns red and starts to swell, his eyes tearing, red, and his breathing becoming labored. You call the pediatrician in a panic who tells you to get a dose of benadryl […]


Creating a Strong Parenting Support Network

The amazing joys and challenges the parenting journey brings are so much better enjoyed with a strong support network. Sharing the ups and downs, crazy antics, touching moments, and worries can make all the difference. In my experience, the best network includes different kinds of people from friends and family to medical practitioners and of […]


Proselytizing By Preschoolers

Question: My child’s classmate has been proselytizing about Jesus Christ. We are not Christian. My own child has now asked me to confirm that our God is the right one, and that others are wrong. How do I explain to my child that we don’t believe in Christianity, but to respect the other child’s beliefs?   […]


Finding the Right Preschool: Tips for Your Search Beyond the Stereotypes 1

When I was pregnant with my first child, a friend told me that I was already behind on my preschool applications. Holy cow, I thought. How can I choose a preschool when my kid hasn’t even been born yet. I hastily got on the waitlist at one preschool and applied to a second shortly after […]


Social Stories & Puppets: Powerful, Fun Tools to Teach Children 1

As parents we face a daily conundrum of opportunities and needs to coach our children about everything from conflict resolution and manners to transitions and routines. Two creative tools I love for teaching children social and life skills are social stories and puppets. Storytelling can be such a powerful way to engage children, capturing their […]


Ten Tips to Help Your Child Find His/Her Interests and Hobbies

One of the most fascinating things I love as a Mom is watching my children find their interests and passions.  Helping my children explore activities to see what they like and what they don’t care for at all is part of seeing their personalities unfold. We have no idea when they are born what a […]