Messing with Mud
01/01/2021 ● By Beth Stein
The ingredients in the recipe are simple: water for wetness, soil for substance, crumpled leaves for texture, bark chips for chunks, grass for green-ness, and rocks just for fun. The how-to part of the recipe is also pretty straightforward – dig, dump, stir, mush, squoosh, pour, pound.Read More »
Surviving and Thriving on a Single Income Budget
01/01/2021 ● By Christa Melnyk Hines
Life is expensive. Life with kids is even more expensive. So how do some parents who rely on one income not only survive, but still find ways to create a happy, well-rounded life for their families?Read More »
Coping with Distance Learning Burnout
01/01/2021 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic looks and feels very different to students, teachers and parents. Long hours in front of a screen, challenges with technology and difficulty mastering new material can be overwhelming to some children.Read More »
Inspiring Generosity in Children
12/01/2020 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Generosity is a trait most parents would like to see instilled in their children. Teaching kids to serve and give to others builds character and empathy. It also releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate reward pathways and creates a feeling of joy.Read More »
Bridging the Communication Gap – Literally!
12/01/2020 ● By Ginevra Ralph
Hearing loss can be devastatingly isolating. COVID’s masks and Plexiglas barriers are making it all that more challenging. Regardless of who in our families has hearing loss – children, parents, grandparents – they all need to be part of our conversations.Read More »
Self-Care Trickles Down
11/01/2020 ● By Parenting Now
Children contribute to our lives in so many ways. We experience fun, joy, wonder, and connectedness with them. But life with young children can also bring fatigue and frustration. You spend so much energy on their needs that it’s hard to meet your own.Read More »
Is it influenza or COVID-19?
11/01/2020 ● By Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Your child has a fever of 101, as well as a cough and runny nose—could it be influenza or COVID-19?Read More »