Milk and other calcium-rich foods have always been a must-have in kids’ diets. After all, calcium is a key building block for strong, healthy bones. That’s why it’s surprising to learn that kids today aren’t getting enough calcium in their diet. Kids are drinking more soda than milk, which is one of the best sources…

Strengthen your child’s math reasoning and calculation skills this summer. Follow Mary Poppin’s lead, “find the fun and snap, the job’s a game.”  Use the task of folding laundry with your youngest child matching pairs of socks to strengthen the concept of sets of numbers; rhyming “a pair of socks or two or four, add…

You think that it could never happen to your family, but each year more than 800 children drown. These incidents are not only preventable but predictable. Here are the five truths about children who drown and what you can do to help keep your children safe around water. 1. Weak or No Supervision Children drown…

For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenalin pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the first time your child rides the school bus – these are more than just memories, these…

9 TIPS to Handle Lying Effectively Four-year-old Chandler sheepishly strolls into mom’s bedroom with pouched cheeks and crumbs still clinging to his lips. Mom interrogates, “Are you eating a cookie?” Chandler smiles guiltily, the way only a youngster can, and shakes his head no. “Stop lying, Chandler Adams. I see those crumbs on your mouth.…

Or The Art of Making Aboriginal Art by Janet Pederson, Janet Pederson Interiors Materials: • Base material like paper or board (we used a hanging folder!) • Paint Brush • White, Black, Charcoal and Gold Acrylic Paint • Small Sponges or Sponge Cloth • Water • Cotton Swabs             1.…

Tweet Tweet! A little bird told me about this AMAZING Flirty Birdie Forest Party, and I am just swooning. The bright colors really pop against the natural scenery, from bright patterned printables and candies, to the cupcakes and table runner. Being outdoors, it was important to include plenty of natural touches, like burlap, wood and…

Strawberry lovers your moment has arrived.  Everyone loves dessert, but sometimes you just need a few bites.  These petite strawberry parfaits deliver big taste in small glasses.  Totally irresistible and elegant, these “few bite wonders” are show stoppers for any great celebration~a perfect finale to your Easter dinner. When creating desserts I want flavor.  Instead…