Understanding Children’s Play Style

I think we are all aware of how important play is to children, especially young children. So much learning happens when children have the freedom to play. I find it adorable to watch how children interact with other children. In today’s blog, I hope you gain insight into understanding children’s play styles. There are about... Continue Reading →

Child-Led Play: Explained

When I first started my undergrad program many years ago, one of the first things we learned about was child-led play. I honestly wasn’t quite sure what it was but like many of you have probably already done, I assumed that it meant allowing children to take the lead in their play. And basically, you’re... Continue Reading →

Clever Ways to Practice Patience

You know the feeling of taking fresh brownies out of the oven, smelling the delicious aroma of warm chocolate? You can’t wait to take a bite, but they must cool first. What a bummer.  Somehow you just know that they’ll taste even better after they cool, but waiting is hard. That is delayed gratification. The... Continue Reading →

Back 2 School Lunch Activity

With the back-to-school season upon us, it is time to begin creating lunches for our little ones. Luckily, this task doesn’t have to exclude your child. Here is a wonderful way to get your child involved during this process. Butterfly Snacks While you’re preparing the snack, your child can decorate the clothes pin, in whatever... Continue Reading →

What To Do While You’re Nesting

There comes a time, a few weeks before your sunshine arrives, where you feel an intense urge to be overly productive. You’ve worked your eight-hour shift, and surprisingly you still have tons of energy when you get home. You start to rearrange the nursery, clean the entire house, including the closets. This urge is known... Continue Reading →

Cloth Diapering: the good, the bad, and the ugly

I’ve seen many mothers use cloth diapers and I’m intrigued. There is no doubt that I will be using cloth diapers, in the future, as opposed to disposable. There are many benefits associated with using cloth diapers, but you don’t hear a lot about the downsides. Which leads me to ask the question “Are there any downsides?” Simply put, it depends on how you look... Continue Reading →

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