Helpful Articles

7 Tips to Make School Mornings Easier

Renee Sagv Riebling, blogger on Real Moms of NJ, a branch off of New Jersey Family magazine share the following seven tips to make getting out the door on school mornings easier.  

  1. Put the kids to bed earlier at night. I know, this sounds like one of those cop-out lines, but really, More >

Link Resource Connection

As you know, there have been many new regulations established for licensed child care centers throughout New Jersey.  We’ve added a new section to the home page for easy access to important sites for information regarding these regulations and their purpose.  Be sure to check out the new ‘Link Resource More >

FDA Recall for Chobani Yogurt Products!

 

Heads up!!

“Chobani, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Greek Yogurt Because of Product Concerns” (i.e. mold). Check this FDA link for a complete list of recalled products:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm367298.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

NJ One of Ten States to See a Drop in Childhood Obesity

 

Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), a trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 30 years; recently posted to their Facebook page, a link to the NYTimes article shown below.

A little background on ACNJ… This non-profit advocacy group, is independent and strictly non-partisan, accepting no government funding for advocacy.  This More >

Attention Parents of Upcoming Kindergartners!

Parents.com recently posted the following helpful article on what to expect in terms of learning levels in kindergarten!  

What Your Kid Will Learn in Kindergarten

It’s your child’s first official year of school, and you’ll be amazed by how much she flourishes in kindergarten. How can you help your child succeed from her very More >

What Would You Pass On?

All busy-ness, tasks & pace of life aside… what do you want to pass on to your kids?  If you could have them ‘know’ anything in their lifetime, what would you want it to be?  Knowing and embodying this yourself is an entirely different blog post!!  We’re talking ‘pie in More >

Free Play & Normal Emotional Development

An interesting read from Psychology Today on children, free play & ‘normal’ emotional development.  After all, ‘knowledge is power’…

Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development Why Mother Nature motivates our children to play in emotionally exciting ways. Published on June 21, 2012 by Peter Gray in Freedom to Learn

In play, children practice many skills that More >

Bathing in the Kiddie Pool?

A comical read from Synnove Robinson, mom blogger from BlogHer; that we all can relate to, I’m sure! Happy Tuesday!

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time

You know when you have a great idea and you are all like, “Why doesn’t EVERYONE do this? I More >

25 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy – Sans Television!

We are ‘mid-summer’!  Are you running out of ideas yet?!  See below for a great link to some television and electronics free ideas!

It may surprise your kids to learn there was life before television. Also, before DVR’s, before remote controls and before Dora the Explorer. At one time, parents kept their More >

Protecting Our Children: ‘The Underpants Rule’

 

It can be hard sometimes to talk to our children about things that are, well, scary and hard to talk about.  But, as we all know, it is those things we need to talk to our children about the most!  Check out the ‘Underpants Rule’ from UK based NSPCC.org for a More >