5 Reasons Why You Should Read With Your Child

5 Reasons Why You Should Read With Your Child

Starting as young as 6 months old, I began reading to my sons every night at bedtime. There were times when I thought it was a bit ridiculous that I was reading to a baby, but what I didn’t realize at the time, was that I was setting myself and my boys up for a...
Why Dr Seuss Should Be In Your Childs Life

Why Dr Seuss Should Be In Your Childs Life

Every year on March 2nd, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On this day or at least the closest weekday to it, schools, classrooms, libraries and more celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of this unique mans birthday. His playful worlds have touched so many...
New Birthday Party Trend

New Birthday Party Trend

Trends come and go, but some decide to stick around for a while. Every so often, a new trend comes around in the birthday world. As the years have gone by, birthday parties have become more and more extravagant. I remember as a kid having strictly backyard parties,...
New Year Resolutions for the Family

New Year Resolutions for the Family

Every year we all go through the same routine of either making new year resolutions or mocking people who do. You all know we do one or the other. I have found that as I have gotten older and have a family now, I find myself not making new years resolutions anymore....
New Exercise Guidelines for Kids

New Exercise Guidelines for Kids

Keeping our kids active not only helps keep their body healthy but also their mind. The benefits are endless, and the importance of keeping your kids regularly active now has some new recommendations from government studies. The last study done was over a decade ago,...
History of Halloween

History of Halloween

As many traditions and holidays have changed over the course of history, Halloween is no exception. Starting as a Celtic holiday nearly 2000 years ago and morphing into a roman holiday when the Romans conquered parts of the world, Halloween slowly became the holiday...
Local Author of “Magic Thinking for Kids”

Local Author of “Magic Thinking for Kids”

Magic Thinking for Kids Author: Marrielle Monte What was your inspiration for Magic Thinking for Kids? I am so glad you asked because it’s a fun story!  A few years back I was introduced to Positive Psychology and the Happiness Movement that is sweeping the world. I...
Get Creative and Bake The Cake

Get Creative and Bake The Cake

Planning a birthday party can be easy or sometimes stressful, depending on where and how you do it. One part of birthday planning is deciding on the cake for your little one. There are so many options to chose from, like cupcakes, surprise middle cakes, fondant cakes,...
Happy National Chocolate Milk Day

Happy National Chocolate Milk Day

Growing up I hated milk. My parents would have to beg me to drink a glass of milk and I could barely stomach a sip. It was just awful to me. Until the day I discovered Chocolate Milk. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love chocolate, put it in or on anything and...
What It Means to Have Gratitude

What It Means to Have Gratitude

Being a mom and raising 2 young boys, I have a lot of things to be grateful for. But what does World Gratitude Day stand for? Why do we celebrate it? In my opinion, this day is to focus on the little and big things to be grateful for. When I go to sleep at night I lye...