Monthly Archives: October 2013


When It Feels Like Time Is Flying By: Being Truly Present with Our Children

Especially when we are immersed in the wonderful flurry of taking care of young children, it is so easy for the days to fly by in a way that feels like time is out of our control. In a blink of an eye and windstorm of diapers, toys, feedings, play dates and sleepless nights, our […]


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 […]


Creating Special Family Rituals for Lifelong Memories 1

Establishing regular family rituals whether a weekend hike, family movie night, or special holiday traditions build strong bonds and memories that last a lifetime. These are the memories that we so often think of first when reflecting fondly on our own childhood. They reinforce a sense of security along with the message that we are […]

Little boy excited with his birthday cake

Tips for a Fun, Safe Halloween with Young Children 1

Halloween is such a fun holiday for the whole family that we look forward to every year. To make it truly fun for each person in the family, in our experience 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 […]

Two brothers dressed in super hero costumes

I Just Found Out Something Is Wrong with My Child, Now What? 2

The pulse raising, thumping in your chest moment when you find out something is wrong with your child is followed by an overwhelming sense of dread and anxiety. You don’t know what to do next or how to look out for the best interests of your child. I know because I’ve been there, more than […]


Interview Questions for Your Prospective Nanny or Au Pair 3

This is your chance to get a sense for the candidate’s style, both in childcare and keeping a home.  Be sure to set your expectations up front.  What household responsibilities are involved, if any?  What benefits are there, such as vacation and sick pay?  Be sure to know what your city/county/state require, and what the […]