The Importance of Water Safety for Children

The Importance of Water Safety for Children

I’ve been a TV host and sports broadcaster for 8+ years and am about to be a mama of 2 under 2. Add in winemaker, along with my love for giving back. Basically, trying to get it all done… and done well. Sometimes I knock it out of the park. Other times I miss the ball. Overall, I’m enjoying the process which is most important!  While raising my daughter, one focus for us was teaching her water safety.

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Memorial Day Weekend Trips for Families with Toddlers

Memorial Day Weekend Trips for Families with Toddlers

When you’re raising a family, it can be difficult to find time to get away. There will always be something going on, whether it’s personal or family commitments. As national holidays like Memorial Day come around, you may be checking your calendar and itching to get out of town. How can you get away for a bit and still make sure that everyone enjoys the trip, including your toddlers?

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Outdoor Play and Your Child’s Development

Outdoor Play and Your Child’s Development

While some of us focus on the political state of our country, I am focused on the politics of the playground – specifically, recess. Truly not just recess, but all unstructured outdoor playtime set aside for young children. As parents today struggle with carefully planning their children’s schedules, it’s important that they define the line across which their children go from being enriched, to being overscheduled. In schools, the quest for higher standardized test scores has recess being cut out and extra class-time added in.

Is the Tattle Phone a Good Idea?

Is the Tattle Phone a Good Idea?

This issue has crossed my path a few times recently as well, and it really got me thinking. On the surface it seems great. It helps teachers and parents – or it seems to – and the kids like it – at first. I mean… kids, a weird old timey phone, talking about themselves… what’s not to like?