The Importance of Grandparents to Your Little Ones

The Importance of Grandparents to Your Little Ones

What a joy it is seeing your children interact with your parents. It can make you reminisce about being little again and stir up many memories of your own upbringing. It can also be a nice break in your day. Imagine getting things done around the house without holding one or two little beings while […]

The Importance of STEM for Girls

The Importance of STEM for Girls

STEM — short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is a term that encompasses a growing number of fields related to those four topics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated upwards of 9 million new STEM careers will open up between 2012 and 2022 — but thus far, men have occupied the majority […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Play in the Winter

The Benefits of Outdoor Play in the Winter

When it gets cold outside, it’s only natural to want to stay indoors. There’s television to watch and hot cocoa to drink. Why go outside and get cold or covered with snow? Plus, we have this unfounded idea that being in the cold contributes to us getting sick. The truth is playing outside, especially in […]

Holiday Treats for Your Tweens With Braces

Holiday Treats for Your Tweens With Braces

First one, now your second child is in the throes of orthodontia. “I think I broke a bracket” has surpassed “I forgot to tell you” and even “Um … you need to sign this” as the phrase most likely to make you cringe. With the holidays approaching, you take a mindful moment to give thanks. […]

Teaching Your Tweens to Embrace Their Inner Nerd

Teaching Your Tweens to Embrace Their Inner Nerd

It used to be a bad thing to be considered a nerd or a geek. Just look at 80’s high school movies — they were rife with stereotypes and filled with bookworms with thick glasses and wired braces. Today, though, geek culture is becoming mainstream, and it’s not such a bad thing to be a […]

How You Can Help Your Child Succeed With Potty Training

How You Can Help Your Child Succeed With Potty Training

Some point between when you are really sick of changing diapers and when your child shows an interest in the toilet is when potty training begins. Unfortunately, these events don’t always sync up. Every kid is different. Some will begin expressing an interest in the toilet after their first birthday, while others may be wearing […]