Stone Soup – A Lesson through the Ages

Stone Soup - A Lesson through the Ages

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

Today, I was reminded of a lesson from years ago. It was a story told in my oldest son’s kindergarten class. Even now, after having heard the story many times, it always takes my mind on a gentle journey...

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Painting with Infants and Toddlers

Have you ever been painting with your older children and look up to see your infant sitting in the bouncer or high chair just staring in amazement and wanting to join in? Well, don’t leave baby out of the fun! But wait a minute, you think it’s not safe… baby will get the paint in their mouths as...

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

The internet is filled with Halloween Safety Tips, but have you ever Googled Halloween statistics? The results definitely make you pause for the cause! Every parent is concerned about the safety of their child on Halloween. And, there is every reason to be concerned! Take a look at some of these...

Make Your Home Safe for You and Your Baby

Make Your Home Safe for You and Your Baby

By Guest Writer: Ashley Taylor (Disabledparents.org)

Most people would agree that raising children is the most rewarding activity of their lives, and disabled parents are no exception. Bringing home a new baby represents a challenge. But, new technologies have made raising a...

Home and School Partnerships

Home and School Partnerships

It’s a new school year and what better time to talk about home and school partnerships. For the purposes of this article, the term “school” includes childcare centers, preschools, public and private school systems. To build that relationship and make the partnership work, that requires effort, patience,...

Benefits of Children Cooking

Benefits of Children Cooking

Do you allow your two-year-old to assist with cooking? If you say “no” … well, you are not alone. I went on a little fact-finding mission recently. Many parents these days said they really don’t cook a whole lot. There is a lot of frozen food going in the microwave...

3 Enriching Hobbies to Expand Your Child’s Horizons

3 Enriching Hobbies to Expand Your Child's Horizons

By: Guest Blogger, Maria Cannon

If you’re like many parents, you worry about overburdening your children. Kids need a chance to be kids, after all, and too many extracurriculars leave both you and your children overworked and overstressed. However, shunning...

A Grandparent’s Love

A Grandparent’s Love

“A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.” Charles and Ann Morse

Some of the most precious memories ever made were made between children and grandparents. Those are the memories that stay with you...