Squelching the Wonder

2015-02-10T19:02:39+00:00

I hurried my kids along, tugging on their hands and urging them to keep up. We had a lot of road to travel and not enough daylight to do it in. No matter that the

Squelching the Wonder 2015-02-10T19:02:39+00:00

Bad to the Bone

2015-02-10T19:13:24+00:00

Babies exude innocence. After all, they are quite helpless, needing someone to feed, change, dress and do a host of other things for them.But contrary to popular wisdom, babies are not all sweetness and light—they

Bad to the Bone 2015-02-10T19:13:24+00:00

Summertime Blues

2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

School is ending across the country, and with it, wails of distress from parents as they scramble for ways to fill their children’s time during the hot, sticky days of summer. I’ve heard numerous parents

Summertime Blues 2015-02-10T19:14:22+00:00

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace

2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

As I sat down at my computer to write a blog post for this site, I heard a ruckus upstairs. Sounds of screaming that didn’t sound quite so happy. With four children between the ages

Do Not Disturb the Family Peace 2015-02-10T19:15:55+00:00

The Myth of Free Time

2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

In the fall, all four of my children will be in school, albeit not all full-time (my youngest will be in a three-day preschool program). Whenever this comes up in conversation, the enviable response is,

The Myth of Free Time 2015-02-10T19:16:55+00:00

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun

2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

With March proving to be delightful in the weather department, we’ve been visiting playgrounds recently. On one visit, for nearly the entire half hour or so we were there, my three oldest children played on

Merry-Go-Round: Old Fashioned Fun 2015-02-10T19:17:53+00:00

Good Intentions

2015-02-10T19:19:02+00:00

During a recent visit with my parents, we all went out to our favorite pizza buffet restaurant, and our four children asked to sit at their own table. We picked a table right beside ours

Good Intentions 2015-02-10T19:19:02+00:00

Toddler TV Time

2018-07-17T16:00:18+00:00

Another new study was released this month decrying the side effects of too much television on toddlers. According to an article in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (a JAMA/Archives

Toddler TV Time 2018-07-17T16:00:18+00:00