Washington, D.C. ..love trumps hate

Today was a bittersweet day, where every impressionable moment of President Obama and his first family filled our news feeds, news channels and magazine covers… if you type their names in Google, among the top 3 searches are “what are the Obama’s doing today?” I suppose as a nation we are intrigued by their transition from…

Mommy and Me | Shopping

Shopping for our children seem to preoccupy many of the night time hours after we tuck them in, and it brings us excitement and a sense of accomplishment because we believe we are what our children look like. Just the other day as I perused the drop down menus of a popular online baby store: Diapers.com,…

Schoolhouse Teachers.com |REVIEW

When I first started homeschooling, I remember spending countless hours researching curriculum, methods of teaching, pros and cons and actively seeking out support groups that I could lean on.  I still remember how excited I would become when meeting new homeschool parents on online forums, by chance and through my local homeschool groups. Why, you might…

SUGAR COOKIES | RECIPE

Yes I know this is a new year and this recipe is the last thing people want because after all everyone is going to be slim this year by avoiding all things sugar …..right?! Well, moderation is key guys…so try this recipe that is a fast and easy to make and best of all…VERY YUMMY!…

IMAGINE Healthier Snack Choices…

One thing we can all agree on is that our bodies and those of our little ones need to be well fed everyday- constantly, it seems. One of my favorite tips to saving time throughout the day is meal planning as it erases all the time you spend thinking about what to make for breakfast/lunch/dinner…

Brown Bear Brown Bear…

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? I believe literacy starts from the time a baby is born and as a result, I like to stock the little minds of my kids with stories from the time of their birth. When they become mobile and can grab the books, we get into little problems,…

BEST Building Toys

Children with busy minds tend to feel bored or under stimulated, especially on glum and rainy days when they are hoarded up indoors. I have compiled our favorite building toys that help to keep everyone happy, while tapping into their creativity and helping them explore and learn. Magnatiles QuBits Construction Toy   Rainbow Blocks Straws…

3 Tips for Positive Parenting

How many times has your child had a tantrum and you responded by yelling back at them? or you openly voiced your disappointment in their behavior by shrieking/grunting/public disapproval? I’m not perfect by any means, and unfortunately; while infrequent, the above happens here too. Here are 3 tips that can help you in the process…

Parenting Resolutions | New Year

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions because I am a firm believer that the longer we wait for something to go into effect, it loses momentum and fails….as a result, I try to reflect instead on a bi-monthly basis about where I am and where my goals are aligning. One of the things…

Positive Reinforcement| Offering Rewards

In our home, I have found that the best way to derive desired or favorable behavior is by offering rewards. Wait, no i don’t necessarily mean a toy or another material object. I have found a variety of rewards are key to keeping children motivated over a long period of time. They are especially effective…

Chalkola!

Drawing/Decorating/coloring/all the arts and crafts things are my kids favorite past times. Crayons, markers and chalk litter their room and desks and their notebooks are filled with doodles. This new product, Chalkola which we recently tried is definitely a favorite because it combines the temporary nature of chalk and the brightness/boldness and ink flow of…