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Many years before my daughter with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was diagnosed, I quit my job at a university to become a devoted stay at home mom. My baby girl was just six months old at the time. I traded my pantsuits for yoga pants, my morning Starbucks cappuccino for homemade coffee – that I would end up reheating several times, and talking to my coworkers about politics for singing “Baby Beluga” to my one and only audience – my...

First thing’s first. The title is very misleading, but it got you to click on the link, didn’t it? ūüôā All parents know what grounding is. It’s what they do with their children who misbehave. Currently, my three-year-old is grounded from the iPad for hitting her sister. However, parents of children with anxiety may practice a different type of grounding. Allow me to give you a little bit of background first. These days, many adults have had some experience...

“I see the questions in your eyes. I know what’s weighing on your mind…” You’ve been dying to know what my kids are giving out as Valentines, right? (I know it’s not true, but humor me here.) I’ve already got myself sorted and know what I’m getting my partner, as I’ve been looking online at things like a Personalized Spotify Code Music Plaque or nice pair of pajamas, but of course, I know you’re all much more interested in what the kids will be handing out this year. So…...

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. ¬†You know what that means… ¬†Your kids won’t be in¬†school and it is up to you¬†to keep your little love bugs entertained all day. ¬†Don’t panic. ¬†I’ve got you covered. ¬†Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare. ¬†Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat¬†and/or...

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your kids with these fun activities,¬†crafts, and food! Mardi Gras Fireworks Show Group Activity:¬†The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (for justice), green (for faith), and gold (for power). ¬†For¬†younger children, have them give examples of things that are those¬†colors. ¬†(Ex. “A frog is green.”) ¬†For older children, have them give examples of things that represent the color meanings. (Ex. “A king has power.) Now give each child a purple, green, or yellow scarf and have them pretend they...

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