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Have you thought about what “life skills” you want your children to be learning? Wait, what are life skills, you say? According to Wikipedia, Life skills are problem solving behaviors used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are […]Continue reading
Are your kids headed back to school soon? Are they back in session already? Here are 10 tips to get your new school year started off right! Everything from organizing backpacks to communicating with your child’s teachers to displaying artwork to packing lunches! It’s all covered here: Back to School: 10 Tips for a New […]Continue reading
In wake of Lilah’s recent accident and some routine scheduled cleanings for the rest of us, we’ve been to the dentist several times in the last two weeks. I was reminded of this post I wrote awhile back about our first dental visit. I was really nervous about it. My kids don’t typically do well […]Continue reading
Reader Question: “How do I get my 3.5 year old to play alone? I get so exhausted by the end of the day with playing with her and entertaining her all the time. Her first sibling will make her arrival in October, so she doesn’t have a playmate at home except for me and her dad. […]Continue reading
Lilah will turn 3 later this summer and has been able to dress herself for a long time now. The only issue is that unless I strictly watch what she picks out, she tends to dress herself in PJs 24/7! This sometimes results in needless tension on days when we actually have someplace to go!Recently […]Continue reading
Luke, 4, and Lilah, 2, have been very into using scissors lately. We do the Kumon Let’s Cut Paper! books, which they love, but I limit those to one page per day. They are both so into cutting though, that they REALLY want to keep going. I’ve posted about a thrifty way to practice cutting […]Continue reading