Category Archives: Helpful Articles

Should Preschoolers Have Homework?

A Facebook friend recently posted her frustration with trying to get her third-grade daughter to sit down and do her nightly homework. “Oh, yeah?” replied a friend of said friend in the comments, a New Jersey mother named Jennifer. “You should try it with a 4-year-old.” My youngest son has yet to enter preschool, and… Read More »

Healthy Meals for Toddlers: Sneaking in Nurtition

If your toddler seems to exist on little more than air, or you’re just worried that your picky eater isn’t getting enough nutrients, use these strategies to add wholesome ingredients to the foods she will eat. Slip in some veggies. Add finely grated vegetables (carrots, beets, zucchini work well) to rice, cottage cheese, or even… Read More »

Signs of Autism in Toddlers

Concerned that your toddler’s behavior may mean that he’s autistic? The fact is, many toddler autism signs are easy to spot — and the sooner you pick up on them, the better able you’ll be to get him the help he needs. What are the signs of autism in toddlers? In general, autism creates developmental delays… Read More »

Brain Boosting Food for Kids

During the first 36 months of your child’s life, her brain is growing, growing, growing as she soaks up everything around her and figures out how to think, react, and solve important problems like How do I get that toy over there? and How do I stand up… crawl… walk… run? Activities like reading to… Read More »

Host a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party

You don’t have to be a football fan to throw a kid-friendly Super Bowl party. Instead, quarterback a winning effort with a little planning. Added bonus: The kids will keep you entertained even if the game doesn’t! Pre-Party Prep: Help your child cut out construction paper footballs to decorate and send as invites. Encourage guests… Read More »

The Need to Be a Perfect First Time Mom

I often feel like I need to prove myself as a mom, especially as a first time mom. My guess is many moms have felt that way at one point or another. There are many times when I take comments personally that were probably not intended to be taken as a criticism. Today the comment… Read More »