Helping Kids Learn With Everyday Activities

When we took our daughter to her first evaluation before Kindergarten, we didn’t know she would be tested. They tested her alphabet and counting, and since it was an immersion school, they tested in both English and Spanish. She missed some letters and numbers that we thought she knew. Before then, we made it a practice to sit down with her and recite the alphabet and count up to 20. But we eventually realized that sitting down with her to teach her things was not that effective. As... read more

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The Mommy Friends Dating Game

Becoming a mother is an incredible, whirlwind journey that will leave you feeling fulfilled, honored, hopelessly in love, and utterly exhausted. You will undoubtedly have your good days and your bad days. Days when you feel completely on top of … read more

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Revenge of the Whys

My child says “WHY” all of the time. All the time. “Please, put your shoes on.” “Why?” “Because we are going to the playground.” “Why?” “Because you like the playground.” “Why?” “Arrrggh…I know kids do this, but it is killin’ … read more

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First Responders of All Ages

As someone who was a learning specialist for over a decade, I especially loved this blog post called, “When a Little Girl at the Pool Realized My Son Has Autism” by April Shaw. Here is an excerpt from after her … read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Young Granddaughter Dresses Sexy

I am bothered by the way my 12-year-old granddaughter, Barbara, and her friends dress. They wear skimpy, low-cut tight tops, often exposing their cleavage and tummy area, with equally skimpy, tight shorts. I asked my daughter-in-law what she thought of … read more

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5 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

Many children love the ritual of curling up on a couch and reading a book. They can easily become lost in a story and consumed by the enthralling characters and gripping plot. Yet others completely lack this joy of reading. … read more

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Self Care Tips For New Mommies

Becoming a mother for the first time was by far the most overwhelming experience for me. Every day for the next one year became an adventure that brought with it a fair share of marvelous and disastrous moments. One minute, … read more

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Vegan Banana Date Bars

Are you looking for a snack or breakfast that is sweet, nutritious and full of fiber? Try these banana date bars, with a touch of light brown sugar and tons of flavor. The bars are made of simple ingredients that … read more

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