Baby Bits


There are so many things to tend to with a baby — feeding, sleeping …oh, and all that stuff!

Sports For Kids


Fairfield coach Scott Smallwood says “Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that provides today’s youth an exciting alternative to the traditional sports we as adults grew up playing.”  Many different elements of the game are appealing to kids, Smallwood points out. “The game combines non-stop action, the possibility of high scoring, emphasis on teamwork, and the… Read more »

Let’s Talk About ADHD


Making tough decisions about how to manage a child with ADHD is hard on parents. Some are eager to try medication on their child, some are not. It is a case-by-case and often a trial-and-error endeavor.

Raising Thankful Kids


Busy families need to find ways to remember thankfulness. Make it a  ritual to build on.   When it was his turn to share what he felt thankful for one Sunday night, our then 7-year-old took our blessings candle and muttered, “Now, let me just start with my unthankfuls!” We all laughed, and the term… Read more »

Guiding Light


Setting Limits & Consequences Sometimes a firm approach is the most loving one. I was at a birthday party recently. While the birthday boy was opening up his presents, most of the other kids excitedly sat in a circle around him. There was one child, however, who actually was opening presents with the birthday boy.  I could… Read more »

Creative Activities for Preschoolers


Their minds are like sponges that love to soak up all they can — with fun, at the same time. “Look, Mommy! Come see what I made!” says 4-year-old Connor, running toward his mother and sliding in his socks on the hardwood floor. He’s busting to share his accomplish­ment — and there’s a lot of… Read more »

3 Ways to Help Your Baby Grow


You think you need all the new gizmos and gadgets, but guess what?  Infant development experts like Jill Stamm, author of Bright From the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Gotham; $26) says that how YOU interact with your baby is the key to her emotional and intellectual growth. So,… Read more »

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