Posts Tagged: childcare

A Family FOURtune


Every once in a while, you cross paths with someone who unknowingly inspires you. If you’re lucky, this happens at least once in your life. If you’re really lucky, maybe twice. Recently, I met six people who inspired me. For that, I’d say I’m doing alright.



When my son was 5, he learned to ride his bicycle without training wheels in a two-hour session with my husband over at our local park.

Children and Charity


With the holiday season approaching, many of us are beginning to think about gifts, baking, decorating and family gatherings. Charity is a big part of the holidays for many families, yet it is often difficult to find ways to get your children and teens involved in the process. In fact, there are many ways to… Read more »

COOL Toys for HOT Days


Where do kids play in the summer? Anywhere from the pool to the beach to the woods to “uh-oh” indoors on rainy days. Here are suggested playthings for all those venues.

Crafts, etc.


Choosing a gift can be a challenge. Some people may have enough of everything. This year, why not try one of these economical gift ideas that allow your family to express your love in a way that is anything but ordinary?

Creating Child-Sized Gardens


Small-scale gardening can be easy – all you need are planters and creativity! Invite your child to play in the dirt – that’s all gardening really is – and this is the time of year to do it. Kids’ Play Gardening with kids can give you time together and allow “teachable moments” that might otherwise… Read more »

Creative Year-End Gift Ideas


Soon your child will be moving on to the next grade. The steady stream of homework, study sheets, projects, books and report cards trickled home all year and suddenly they have added up to a full year’s worth of knowledge, skills, abilities and relationships.

Get to Know Your Child Through Art


Art is often seen as a solitary pursuit, but it can be a great way to spend time together as a family. With our busy lifestyles and electronic media as leisure activities, it’s easy to forget some of the simpler ways of connecting with kids. Yet, the popularity of paint-your-own pottery shops and other drop-in… Read more »

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