May 15, 2019

Choosing early care and education for your child is a big decision.

Whether you’re a parent who works outside the home and needing child care or you’re a stay at home mom now considering a preschool experience, you have options. In many areas, you have a choice between...

May 14, 2019

1.) Families form tight bonds with providers.

I spent years working in preschool programs and large daycare centers before I opened my own home daycare.  While I always enjoyed the kids that I worked with and their families I didn’t have the same type of connection with...

May 13, 2019

When it comes to cleaning your house, you don't have to go overboard. Just concentrate on the common spots where germs lurk and follow these housecleaning tips for a healthier home.

Yes, your house might look a whole lot cleaner if you shooed all the dust bunnies out th...

May 11, 2019

Motherhood is full of surprises. Especially if you've never done it


Most first-time moms go into motherhood with expectations. What they'll be like as a mom, how they'll feel and even what baby will be like. But your idea of parenthood and the reality being a pa...

April 24, 2019

Successful child care arrangements require teamwork. Here's how you can build a strong caregiver relationship so that you and your little one get the most from your day care provider

Having a good feeling about the child care arrangement you’ve made for your baby is lik...

April 24, 2019

Your toddler sees sleep as the enemy — and midnight-hour complications can turn sleep into a distant dream.

Knowing what causes bedtime battles can help you put

late-night sleep-busters to rest.

Sleep can seem like an elusive dream when you're raising a toddler, because...

April 24, 2019

Perhaps the greatest problem in parenting is the breathless pace at which we live our lives. I love the story of the first grader who wondered why her father brought home a briefcase full of work every evening. Her mother explained, “Daddy has so much to do that he can...

April 24, 2019

Five Family Outings that are Fun for Toddlers

If you’ve got a toddler or two in the house, you may have noticed that staying cooped up inside all day isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Just like anyone else, toddlers do tend to go a bit stir crazy after a while. Howev...

December 6, 2016

When will your toddler be ready to move to a big-kid bed?

When Is Your Child Ready?

Whether your toddler loves her crib or is eager to jump out of it at the first opportunity, at some point, she'll be ready to graduate to a big-kid bed. When is the best time to make the...

December 5, 2016

Tantrums are normal.

Why does your child melt down from time to time? Researchers think these emotional explosions are part of children’s normal efforts to establish a sense of individuality and autonomy — a sort of declaration of independence from mom and dad. They are...

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