Coping Skills for Parents

There are many things that I have had to learn since having children.  I am the type of parent that does tons of research and likes to know what is going to happen, but there are some things that you can not understand until you experience them.  For me the hardest thing was learning to be patient and flexible and understanding that my life as … Continue reading Coping Skills for Parents

Technology and the Next Generation

In my short life time, I have seen computers go from only being in the classroom having only Organ Trail and Kidpix to having a computer at the touch of a finger.  I remember when it was cool to have a pager and unheard of to have a cell phone.  Technology is a wonderful thing, but when is it too much? We see campaigns for … Continue reading Technology and the Next Generation

The Aged Eye at Daddy’s Birthday Party

The Aged Eye at Daddy’s Birthday party was treated to some new sights as seeing glimpses of the past. Surely the little boy knew he was going to a big party to celebrate Daddy’s birthday, but walking in the door with his cool swagger of importance, he seemed surprised to see so many faces.  The first offspring of the birthday boy, RC, two and a … Continue reading The Aged Eye at Daddy’s Birthday Party

Help Prepare your Child for Preschool

Making the transition from being home to going to preschool can be a hard time for children.  There are some things you can do to help ease that transition. Talk to the teacher about how your child handles change. Visit the classroom before the actual start of classes.  Take pictures to look at with your child after to help familiarize them with the room. Talk … Continue reading Help Prepare your Child for Preschool

Tip for Toddlers Staying in their Bed

I read this tip in Thriving Family and thought it was such a good idea. To help a daughter, 3, sleep in her own bed, the mother created a game.  Full night staying in her own bed equaled a place moved up on the game board.  If she came into the mom’s room she had to move her piece one step back.  Once she got … Continue reading Tip for Toddlers Staying in their Bed

This Works for Me- Traveling Safety

Painter’s Tape- Use it to cover open outlets in hotels, families houses or where ever you are. Traveling Baby Gate- Evenflo has a travel baby gate that folds up to the size of two poles.  It even comes with a carrying bag. Portacrib or Pack-n-play- A safe place for your child to sleep Do you have any other safety items you have to bring?  Let … Continue reading This Works for Me- Traveling Safety

Why I Love Having Children Close in Age

When I tell people I have two children two and under, I normally get some sort of response of sympathy.  Having my children so close in age was something that my husband and I decided consciously to do.  We wanted them to grow up together and be at the same development age range.  Yes we knew that it was going to be difficult and more work … Continue reading Why I Love Having Children Close in Age