Why Do I feel so Guilty?

The dog was angry at me because I didn’t let him out fast enough.  I couldn’t fly down the steps in enough time to get him so he let me know by leaving an unpleasant present on the kitchen floor.  Meanwhile as I was busy getting ready to visit a friend, 16 month old Kevin spilled his cherry juice on our beige sofa.  I quickly moved … Continue reading Why Do I feel so Guilty?

Tips for Keeping Toddlers with You:

It is hard going anywhere with children, but even harder with children that want to walk with you and are no longer contained in a stroller.  So what do you teach them to help them stay with you?  What do you teach them if you are separated?  Here are some tips on what to teach your children. Dress children in the same color shirt- it … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Toddlers with You:

Going from a Working Mom to a Stay at Home Mom

For the first two years of my son life I was a working mom out of the house.  I went back to work when my son was 8 weeks old.  I will admit I was ready to go back to work, to be my own person, to get dressed up and look professional.  I worked from 6am-2:30 Monday through Friday.  I was blessed with an … Continue reading Going from a Working Mom to a Stay at Home Mom

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

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

Insights from a Great- Grandmother

On Monday night, I received 6 joyous blessings: 1)  I watched you play ball – one of my all-time favorite things to do! 2)  I was greeted at the field by a very small pair of open arms, fully  outstretched -( I might as well have been the most decorated VIP in history!)  with the music to my ears, “MaMaMa!!!!!” and a smile on the face of an amazingly … Continue reading Insights from a Great- Grandmother