Natural Ways I Keep My Family’s Immune System Strong

It’s that time of year again… the time where cold and flus are hitting hard. This year seems to be particularly bad for people, at least from the amount of complaining I’ve noticed on Facebook. Having a healthy immune system doesn’t mean never getting sick. But when you do get sick, it means your body […]

Acts of Kindness for Toddlers & Young Kids

This week we’ve been making an effort to talk with our older daughter about things we are thankful for. So far, I have gathered that she is thankful for leaves (especially red ones), grass, gloves, firetrucks, dogs, and Dum-Dums from the doctor. It’s a start. I was thinking about ways to carry this gratitude through the […]

The importance of creative moment and arts in young children

  We’ve all heard it before…”the arts are important for children”…but why? Research has found that active music making can lead to increased language development, math skills, good grades, better-adjusted school behavior and problem solving. While it is great to have scientific evidence proving that children who are exposed to music, dance and other art […]

Adventures in Babywearing

  Before I actually had a baby, I knew I wanted to babywear. (Side note: I don’t necessarily love the term “babywear”, but since that’s what it’s generally called these days, that’s the term I’ll be using). I had a few friends that babywore, and I luckily had the time to research the topic in […]

A Spray Place for Us

Last summer, I experienced the delight of my 20-month old son discovering the sensory heaven of sprayed water at a community spray-park.  He now belongs to the great fraternity of children who have discovered water play and rate it higher than just about any other play activity, (including Play-doh)!  Our first spray-park visit was free, […]

A Tinysaurus 1st Birthday

      The last few months of my son’s first year were bittersweet; each day he discovered something new and did something exciting, but each of those days he was also starting look less like a baby and more like a little boy. At about 8 months old, friends and family began asking us […]

Common Car Seat Errors to Avoid

  Since this blog is about local events and activities, I haven’t written anything very personal or anything that’s left me feeling vulnerable or exposed. But about a month ago, I had a “great” idea about a car seat safety post that made me pretty nervous. We just purchased 2 new car seats for the girls […]

Out-of–the-Box Ideas to Get Some Exercise (With a Baby In Tow)

I feel like being able to get a good workout in is way harder as a parent than it was pre-baby. Regardless of the reason (childcare, budget for a gym membership, clingy child, personal preference, or just shall we say overall tiredness), our bodies and minds still need a little exercise (you know, other than […]

5200 Reasons for Swimming Lessons

With summer here, we asked our sponsors at SwimRevolution to write a guest post about swimming lessons and water safety. The stats that Jeff shares below are eye opening and pretty horrible to read, but it’s important for all parents to be aware. Kids are out of school, the temperature is hot, pools are open – […]

Helping Your Child Discover Their Passion

            Every child is different. It may be hard not to compare your child to other children, siblings, or even yourself as a child, but it is so important to view each child as an individual. Not only do they all have different interests, but each kid may go about […]