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Making the Holidays Meaningful for Children After Someone You Care About Dies

Making the Holidays Meaningful for Children After Someone You Care About Dies

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wufk_making-holidays-meaningful_photo-1-of-3Although a family member or friend has died, you and your children can still enjoy the holiday season with some advance planning and open communication. Keeping in mind that children look to you as a role model of how to grieve, setting the example of it being okay to talk about your loved one who died may be the social cue they are looking for to express their needs and wants during the holiday season.

Don’t say this to a Single Mom’s Kids

Don’t say this to a Single Mom’s Kids

It seems that today there is no filter on other people’s proclivity to know what’s going on in your personal life. I know, we live in a Kardashian world. The fall-out from this type of reality TV comes with people feeling like every single mom’s life is an open book. And our kids fair game…

Day Five 20 Gifts In 20 Days

Day Five 20 Gifts In 20 Days

ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN Book & CD Set by Nancy Tillman and read by Orlagh Cassidy.  A combined visual and audio presentation of the beautiful and poignant celebration of the birth—and worth—of every child. On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and…

Day Four of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Day Four of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

What will kids remember most about 2012? From the release of The Hunger Games film to the United States debut of boy band One Direction, from quarterback Eli Manning to pop icon Justin Bieber, The World Almanac® for Kids 2013 (ages 8 and up; $13.99) chronicles the most notable people, places, and events of 2012…

Day Two of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Day Two of 20 Gifts in 20 Days

Getting kids into the kitchen early in life is important for many reasons. But finding a book that is both fun, easy to follow and informative to help, can be challenging. THE NEW JUNIOR COOKBOOK does just that. And right now with the holidays upon us, it’s a great time to spend some extra time…

20 Gifts In 20 Days

20 Gifts In 20 Days

The holidays are officially upon us. Even though Christmas tress have been decorating the stores since November 1st, now that Thanksgiving is over and it’s Black Friday, I thought it would be fun to spotlight gifts for the kids – things you might not already know about! Today is the first of 20 days! Each…

No more fetch for Arlo – he needs glasses!

No more fetch for Arlo – he needs glasses!

One out of five school-age children need eyeglasses, and one beloved children’s author shows them just how lucky they are. Going from two eyes to four isn’t a bummer, says Barney Saltzberg, the creative force behind nearly 40 popular children’s books. In fact, it’s a rich adventure. Just ask Arlo, a shaggy, free-spirited dog who…

Back to School with Confidence!

Back to School with Confidence!

Going back to school can be a very exciting and sometimes stressful time for kids. Knowing how to prepare your child for the first day of school is key in making sure they start the year off right. Even more important than school supplies and new shoes is bringing a good attitude with you on your first day…

The Secret to Juggling Family Life With Ease

The Secret to Juggling Family Life With Ease

With the demands of everyday life, raising children can be a circus. We are living in a world that is faster paced than when we were children and sometimes we can feel like we are hamsters running on exercise wheels.  In addition to this faster pace we have children who need our attention and guidance…

Four Tips to Help Children Listen Better

Four Tips to Help Children Listen Better

Few things make parents want to tear their hair out more than kids who don’t listen! It’s easy to get stuck in a cycle where you say things repeatedly and your kids don’t respond. The good news is that there are some simple strategies you can implement to help your children listen better.