Whether you are a stay at home parent or a working parent, mornings with kids can be downright crazy. Even if you are an extremely organized person and have a morning routine in place, things happen. Your child could wake up with a stomach bug or want to discuss where babies come from in the middle of breakfast. Just like Ellie Goulding sings, “Anything could happen.” Speaking of music, I’m a total music junkie and I love to come up with playlists of my day. What that means is I create playlists that tell my day’s...

This is a tough subject for me to write about, because like any parent, I love my child with every ounce of my heart. All I want is for my daughter to always be happy. I want her to be able to easily make friends. I want her to thrive at school and be on the Honor Roll just like me… but the truth of the matter is she probably never will. Giuliana is six years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD. She is also exhibiting symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are common for children with ADHD. The ADHD is very challenging. There...

Halloween is coming and you know what that means… Halloween classroom parties!  Kids are going to be stuffing their faces with candy Halloween night, so why not give them a healthy and fun snack during the day?  The class will love it!  It is also a great arts and crafts activity for your little one and you to do together. What You Need: Cardboard Box Scissors Ruler Construction Paper Markers Halloween Stickers 2 Paper Halloween Napkins 2 Toothpicks Glue Dole Mandarin Oranges Fruit Cups (Make sure you get enough for the whole...

  Halloween night is a fun time for children to get some tasty treats when they go Trick-or-Treating.  Here are some fun and healthy tasty treats to give children during the day.  They have all been kid tested and approved at my daycare and are also very fun to make in 10 or less easy steps. ...

Children just love pumpkins, don’t they?  From the itty bitty baby ones to the great big ones, pumpkins all find a way into our homes in Autumn.  I found that pumpkins present children with a fun way to learn about their five senses: Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, and Taste. Sight First, have your child look at the pumpkin.  Ask them: 1. What color is the pumpkin? 2. What shape is the pumpkin? 3. What part of your body are you using to look at the pumpkin? Hearing Second, have your child get close to the pumpkin and see if...

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