The Reassuring Signs of Kneeholes

The dress code I’m expected to follow as a teacher is your standard, no fun, shirt and tie with nice pants and dress shoes.  But if you catch me at home after work, you’re nearly guaranteed to [...]

January Playdate Ideas by Age

Play dates are like gold to both parents and children alike.  At every age & stage your child goes through, a play date can help them (and you!) navigate the adventures of childhood and [...]

Whining 101: How to Handle It

Being the mom of two boys, I’ve heard my share of whining. “I don’t want to eat vegetables with my dinner!” whines my 7-year-old son, Ethan. “I want you to buy me that toy!” whines my 3-year-old [...]

The Benefits of Block Play for Toddlers

Blocks are a play staple for young children both at home and in preschool settings, and rightfully so: they help young children practice motor and building skills, and let them exercise their [...]