Valentine's Day is not about what you buy -- but a celebration of love you have with your family! Kas Winters, The Mother of Family Ideas™ presents these family friendly ideas for making Valentines, planning a special meal and fun activities to round out your night.
This is such a fun time of year, with fall festivities, Halloween, visits to the pumpkin patch and more! Let your little ones capture those special memories in a craft that can be treasured for years to come!
According to a new study in the January 2013 edition of the Pediatrics journal, playtime is absolutely essential for preschoolers. Apparently they aren't getting enough playtime outside or playtime at all!
Your preschooler ripped off the wrapping paper, peeked in the box, set the carefully chosen item aside and spend the next two hours playing with...you guessed it...the box. There are toys kids may enjoy more that the wrappings. Which of these will grab your child's attention?
Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:
Toddlers and small children face a host of possible safety issues every time they enter a bathroom. Thinking about potential pitfalls of the bathroom from a small child's point of view helps to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family.
Horrifyingly, our children's innocence is a tempting target for all kinds of child predators. While every parent's nightmare is the pervert hiding in the bushes on our child's way to school, reality is that the most threatening predators are far more calculating and capable.
The "R" word. Well, that's progress. At least we are calling it the "R" word, suggesting the entire word should not be spoken aloud. Retard. Retarded. As in, "I'm so retarded." "What a retard." Bantered about without much forethought--by most. It hurts those of us who have children who are, in fact, mentally retarded.
A relatively new website is not only helping teachers out but it's paying them pretty handsomely. "Teachers Pay Teachers" is a company started to help teachers with their lesson plans. It was founded by Paul Edelman, after he ended a four year stint with the New York City public schools.
The kids' toy cupboards and dresser drawers are already spilling over, but every week you're presented more huge bags of stuff from your friends and family. How do you end this madness without hurting their feelings?