February 24, 2009
All this month, we’re looking at ways to make the lifespan of your child's clothes stretch a little longer.
Reconstructing clothes can be as simple as adding an appliqué to cover a stubborn stain or as complicated as ripping a top apart at the seams to recreate it anew. Whether you’re an adventurous sewer or just a mom looking to salvage a favorite pair of jeans, I hope these ideas will inspire you to try a little reconstruction of ...
Missy Chase Lapine
September 3, 2010
So often we’re running late in the morning and need to be able to grab a convenient packaged good to toss into our child’s lunchbox. Although there are a zillion packaged snacks to be found on grocery shelves, most of these are high in sugar, higher in fat, and lacking in the most important element: real, nutritional value. That's why I always keep a stock of healthy snacks on hand for just such early morning rushes. If I can’t find nutritionally ...
March 12, 2009
Green is the color of the day on St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t get caught without it or you’re liable to get pinched! But what if you have nothing green to wear or it’s just not your color? Well, make these cute Shamrock Earrings and Pin of course. They are quick and simple to make and are a great accessory for your St. Patty’s Day attire.
Kids will love making these for friends, family and teachers. Start by looking for a clover ...
October 16, 2008
My son is only five years old, but he’s already a geek. He proudly proclaims that he’s “a math guy”. His favorite word is googol (the number, not the company). And he likes to talk about infinity.
All of this, while incredibly weird for his math-phobic mom, is good news. A new report from Johns Hopkins University links “good number sense” in the early years with math sense all the way up through high school. Oddly enough, ...
March 4, 2009
There are so many choices in preschools today, it's no wonder that parents are overwhelmed when making decisions about where to send their children.
In brief, the preschool you choose should be one that respects children’s intellectual, social/emotional, and physical needs. This describes a traditional, play-based preschool, as opposed to the academic-oriented education being touted – and sought after – in today’s superkid climate. ...