National Pizza Day!

National Pizza Day!

Celebrated on February 9th each and every year – National Pizza Day is a day that celebrates this oven baked flat bread food that is covered in sauce and cheese. It is a holiday where people can enjoy one of the most popular and iconic dishes in the world and kick back with a slice […]

Groundhog Day – February 2

Groundhog Day – February 2

Groundhog Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2nd of each year. As we are all aware, Groundhog Day is a day of wonder and curiosity for many people based on the activities of a groundhog arising out of its winter slumber to check for his shadow. In the United States, the […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month (February)

National Children’s Dental Health Month (February)

The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month in February  to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Oral health is very important, particularly for young children. Teeth are being to grow and if left unclean long term damage can be done. ­ We want to help you establish good habits with your child […]

Kids and the Dreaded Chores!

Kids and the Dreaded Chores!

I often spend time reading parenting articles on the internet; this one by Gretchen Bossio caught my eye. We often discuss chores and kids , after all studies show chores are good for children. When kids complete chores (such as making their bed or taking out the trash) they feel competent and gain confidence.  Kids can help around […]

How to teach your toddler to share

How to teach your toddler to share

Help teach your toddler the importance of sharing. After all none of us want to “that parent” whose child is shouting “mine” every time another child tries to play with their toys.  Here are a few tips to help you on your way: 1. Start young. Teach sharing by passing the object back and forth while saying “my […]

12 Ways to Beat Blue Monday – January 21

12 Ways to Beat Blue Monday – January 21

Christmas is over and a new year has started, January is in full swing, the weather is possibly dull, cold and wet and we have a new awareness day called “Blue Monday”- the most depressing day of the year, apparently.  Blue Monday this year is on Monday January 21st, 2019. One in five people in […]

Winnie the Pooh Day – January 18

Winnie the Pooh Day – January 18

One of our favorite holidays is coming soon – Winnie the Pooh Day. This day celebrates the birthday of author A A Milne. It’s one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! Every year, the occasion is marked with events such as a game of pooh sticks,  or perhaps a teddy bears’ picnics (don’t forget the honey!) […]

Teaching Toddlers Consequences

Teaching Toddlers Consequences

Children learn how to behave by modeling those around them, so be careful how you act! Every child has days when they drive their parents to distraction.  We have found several ways to address behavior problems effectively and efficiently:  A common discipline technique is to take away a privilege that’s related to your little ones […]

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

New Year, new resolutions – right? But before you start writing out a list for your kids think about writing a list for yourself and the rest of your family too!  This year help your kids, even your preschoolers and younger school-age kids, come up with some New Year’s Resolutions? Here are some ideas to […]

New Year Resolutions for 2019

New Year Resolutions for 2019

The New Year is approaching, and this is the time that your mindset is all about making some fresh changes in the New Year. We found these great tips from Lifehack and we wanted to share them with you. Get in shape: Losing weight is the top resolution for Americans, and combined with “exercise more” […]